2014 was a good year for Marvel Studios. Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Amercia: Winter Soldier were both box office hits, and were highly regarded among moviegoers and critics. Agents of SHIELD on ABC has finally hit its stride both in the ratings and critically. How do you top that if you’re Marvel?
Bring on 2015! This year, Marvel once again has two MCU movies hitting theaters this year, and the small screen will be bursting with MCU goodness.
Marvel will bring us the next installment of their grand tapestry in May with the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Then in July they hit us with the movie that will close out Phase Two, Ant-Man. I will preview those movies at a later date.
We get our small screen fix with the second half of season 2 of Agents of SHIELD, but not before the 8 week run of Agent Carter, also on ABC.
Now that we have reached the halfway point in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s second season (and it has been a great ride thus far), I will give you the major bulletpoints for the first half of the season. Consider everything I will discuss a spoiler unless you are caught up on the show.
*Coulson is trying to restart S.H.I.E.L.D. The team has changed since the end of last season.
*Soon the team finds out that HYDRA has been tracking down individuals with abilities and brainwashing them (sort of what we saw in the credits scene for CA: WS with the Maximoff twins). The brainwashing is being done by Daniel Whitehall, formerly known as Werner Reinhardt during WW2. (Yes, he was alive during the 1940’s and he is alive today, seemingly without having aged.)
*Whitehall has also gotten his hands on an obelisk-type item called The Diviner.
*Fitz has brain damage after surviving Ward’s attempt to kill him and Simmons.
*Ward had been in the team’s custody but escaped during a transfer and killed his brother and parents.
*We find out Skye’s real name is Daisy Johnson. She is the daughter of Dr. Calvin Zebo. We also learn that Skye is given powers by The Diviner, due to her ancestry. (She’s basically an Inhuman*)
The second half of the season should be even better now with the addition of the Inhumans element.
Then, in May, we get the first of five Netflix series from Marvel, Daredevil. I will post on that at a later time.
Until next time, have a Happy New year, everyone!
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