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Discussion in 'Past Marvel Series' started by Thread Manager, Oct 28, 2014.
Final episode tomorrow
Although I do fear the winter cliffhanger :/
Question, if the smart money is on Sky being Quake who is Raina supposed to be? Any villains like flower dresses?
I mentioned this in another thread...but I GUESS the only money in Raina's game would be that she is Raina...who is apparently a comics character who lives in the Savage Land and is like an evolved humanoid dinosaur or something with claws etc.
However, if they aren't keeping the same name, then who the heck knows? It could be anybody. I GUESS the next possible candidate would be...and this is a reach...Sweetface from Freex?? I mean, wrong ethnicity and all...but Raina did mention that she hung out with some freaks...so...you know...it's quite a reach.
Raina is probably an original character for the show. From what we've seen of her so far, her closest antecedent in the comics would be various unnamed female A.I.M. scientists who are as fascinated with super-science as she is with evolution.
I know we have Agent Carter to hold us over and I think the way they are doing this without so many breaks is really good but man am I going to miss this show. It has just been so damn good this season
Probably. I think the character was supposed to be a bit player, but they loved the actress so they expanded her role. If they have decided to make her a comic character, then really...they could just tack any bit character onto her...but Skye is the big reveal, not Raina, so she could turn a new gas cap for Lola for all we know.
I know right? As much as I'm looking forward to Agent Carter, I'm gonna miss the team
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season Two Declassified Hardcover – July 21, 2015
You know, I'm probably going to need a separate shelf or two for all my hard cover MCU "Art of" (Agents of SHIELD declassified books included) if I keep on getting them *lol* (The 3 Iron Man books are the only ones I don't have yet - unless they made one for Incredible Hulk (did they?) in which case I don't have that either)
I am a horrible, evil person.
I want the show "Revenge" to end just so I can have Emily VanCamp star as a cast member on "Agents of Shield".
I'm going to miss my daily dose of Bobbi, Simmons, may, and Skye. *cries*
i second this statement.
early reviews of the midseason finale:
Left uneasy? I don't like the sound of that
I hope the post-credit scene is the hat man sending a parcel of hats to Coulson. Just because
I hope the post-SHIELD eagle scene is a hilariously out-of-place Christmas greeting from Team Coulson. I'd laugh.
This is the only appointment television show I'm watching right now. These breaks are cruel i tell ya. When does GoT start?
Feb or March probably.
Not what you wanted to hear, I know.
The University of Phoenix I guard is in the bottom floor of the Coca-Cola offices here and I SWEAR I saw a Koenig walk out of those offices tonight lol
Clark just Face booked this
GODS even THAT's going to be too far away lol
My tolerance for tv shows is very low. I even gave up WWE about 4 months ago, and I had watched that my entire life. Right now, all I watch is AoS and The Walking Dead, and boy TWD is not keeping me entertained. I'm CONSIDERING watching only 1 episode of Daredevil per week, to stretch my entertainment out longer...but I have a feeling that "I'll just watch the second episode" will turn into "eh, I'll just binge watch the whole thing."
Tomorrow Night's Agents of SHIELD Will Blow Your Goddamn Mind
Ming-Na Wen Talks Melinda May, Evil Doubles and Agent of SHIELD's Midseason Finale
The actress discusses the show's evolution in Season 2.
By Eric GoldmanSeason 2 has seen Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD evolve into a much more serialized and compelling series, as the entire dynamic of what SHIELD is and who is on the team has been overhauled.
With the midseason finale airing Tuesday night – with the show taking a break until March 3rd, while Marvel’s Agent Carter airs in its timeslot beginning in January – I spoke to SHIELD star Ming-Na Wen. Taking a short rest from filming a very busy upcoming episode for her, Wen gave me some teases on the midseason finale and discussed the joys and technical challenges of playing Agent 33, the Hydra lookalike who looks like a disfigured version of May. We also chatted about May bonding with Skye more, the possibility of popping up on one of Marvel's Netflix series and more.
Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May in Marvel's Agents of SHIELD.
IGN: You’ve got multiple villains you guys are dealing with right now. Is it safe to say things are going to come to a head in a notable way this week?
Ming-Na Wen: Yeah, because it is the midseason finale and then we’ll be off the air for about two and a half months. We want to make it a great cliffhanger. We’ve got Whitehall’s team trying to find this alien city and Coulson’s team is trying to get there first. So there’s a race between the two factions.
IGN: It’s been a very notable season because things have changed so much from what the show was last year. Has it been interesting for you as an actress to have the dynamic shift?
Wen: It has been such a challenging, exciting season. I think we definitely have evolved ourselves. The characters have evolved and the storytelling style of our show… I believe that it’s becoming so much more exciting and intriguing. I love it. I love the fact that i get to play two different characters right now between Agent May and Agent 33 and seeing how everybody’s choices in their characters affect the rest of the team. And the team is always evolving and I’m loving that the audience is right there with us. We have such a smart audience. It seems like, especially the Marvel fans, they’re just loving the serialized version of our show.
Ming-Na Wen and Clark Gregg in Marvel's Agents of SHIELD.
IGN: What did you think when you got that first episode where you played Agent 33? You probably heard, but when they showed that at New York Comic Con, it went over huge, with that amazing fight scene.
Wen: It was so much fun. Clark [Gregg] texted me, like, “They’re going nuts over here!” When I was told by the producers that there’s going to be a May on May fight I got all giddy because I’ve always wanted to play a twin. It was on my bucket list. And then once I got the script, I started sweating bullets. It was just like, oh goodness, that’s a lot of undertaking. Because it wasn’t even just a fight scene. It had to deal with Coulson and May being able to ballroom dance and going undercover and May becoming this other person in disguise. it was just the most fun, challenging episode and I’m so happy that the fans love it.
IGN: How difficult was it to pull off the actual fight, technically?
Wen: Yeah, I just brought out my clone.
IGN: [Laughs] We all wish we had one at the ready!
Wen: Wow, don’t we. I wish I was the Koenig character where there’s just like twelve of you. Right now, especially today, I would love to have a mommy Ming and then actor Ming and the wife Ming, and the Ming that’s going off to get an award tonight. It’s crazy. For me, I was just so thankful we had this incredible stunt team. Matt Mullins is our fight choreographer and he came up with the most amazing fight sequence. I spent like two three days with my trainer and my double, Sam Jo. We trained and we learned both sides of the fight, which can get very confusing but we made sure that we knew it before we went on set. And even when we went on set there was this constant changing of the wardrobes because believe it or not, there has to be as stunt person there for me to fight with! [Laughs] I really don’t fight myself and we had these crazy special effects.
Simon Kassianides and Ming-Na Wen in Marvel's Agents of SHIELD.
You know, Kevin Tancharoen directed it and he’s amazing with his directing with the Mortal Kombat series. So we had this really complicated sequence where we do this 360 and it reveals me and it reveals me again and there’s no cut and you wonder how that happens in one of the fight sequences. And that’s because they completely scanned and CGIed my face onto the stunt double. So there’s a tremendous amount of work that went into the fight scenes and we did not have a lot of time to do it. Mark [Kolpack] and the visual effects people were amazing and I love fighting in lingerie so I learned a lot of things.
IGN: [Laughs] Some of the fans seemed to love that too!
Wen: Yeah, I love when I’m tired up in the chair and stuff and people were saying “50 Shades of May.” I love it.
IGN: Agent 33 returned still wearing your face, albeit disfigured, this past week. Might she be factoring into the midseason finale since it seems like she’s a pretty crucial member of Hydra at this point?
Wen: She is definitely under… You have to really feel sorry for Agent 33 because not only did she lose her face, she lost her will, really. I mean she is completely controlled by Whitehall and he’s done some other stuff to her. She was a very competent, strong SHIELD agent and has been completely brainwashed into sort of idolizing and worshipping Whitehall and willing to do his every bidding. It’s sort of a sad character for me to portray because she’s so opposite from May. May is so confident and knows exactly what she needs to do and can get the job done based on her own opinions and with Agent 33, not only is she disfigured, not only doesn’t she have her face anymore, she doesn’t have her identity anymore. So whether she shows up for the midseason finale, that’s anyone’s guess right now. I do hope she comes back often, because I think it’ll be interesting to see how her character gets resolved or how her character evolves down the line.
Ming-Na Wen and Chloe Bennet in Marvel's Agents of SHIELD.
IGN: Skye right now has kind of got a pull between two very different father figures with Coulson and the Doctor. At the same time, it’s been interesting because May has taken a much more active role in Skye’s life this season. She’s training her. What do you think May makes of all this, of the Doctor looming out there and the potential for what he could cause in Skye’s life?
Wen: Well I think for May, her first priority is always for Coulson. To make sure that he’s okay and to make sure that he remains stable because there’s always that looming in the back of her mind that he could snap at any moment depending on how this alien blood GH.325 is going to be effecting him the way it effected Garrett and all these other people. She knows his love for Skye, as a paternal figure, is very strong and I think over this time period she’s really learned to respect and care for Skye herself. I don’t know if it’s on a maternal level but definitely on the level of being her S.O. and they know that the Doctor will only do her harm. So for May, she now I guess is kind of like the tiger mom or the big momma bear. She wants to protect her family.
IGN: I don’t think we’ve seen May in a scene with the Doctor yet. You’ve known Kyle [MacLachlan] for a long time, and did a film together [1997’s One Night Stand]. What’s it been like having him on set and could we maybe see some interaction between your two characters soon?
Wen: I would love to. It is strange this season, there are several characters that I don’t get to work with every often. Definitely Kyle, as well as Brett [Dalton]. We’ve had like one scene together in this entire season and that was last week when Ward takes Skye away. It’s very odd. It’s an odd season for sure. I don’t know. The writers are always surprising us. I love watching Kyle, that’s for sure. He’s just really created such an interesting character with the doctor so yeah, we’ll see. I’m hoping!
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - What Is Skye's Father Up To? 02:57
IGN: There’s of course many theories about this hidden city and I know you can’t say anything specific, but is it fun for you to see the fans going crazy over what this could be and how it may or may not connect to what we know from Marvel Comics?
Wen: Well I think the whole hidden city as a big surprise for all of us. I can’t talk about the hidden city! I can’t talk about anything about it. it’s hidden. That’s all I can tell you. [Laughs]
IGN: It’s like Fight Club rules here, right? First rule, do not talk about the hidden city?
Wen: I can't talk about the hidden city but there is a race to find it between the two gangs here, because it’s very vital. Right now, everything’s lead up to this moment and I think the midseason finale will answer some questions for fans but will definitely leave them with a lot more questions. I’ll just say that much.
Is SHIELD Setting up Inhumans? 05:45
IGN: We’re about to get a whole lot more Marvel TV series launching in the next year or two. Would you love if it were possible for you to pop up on Daredevil or one of the other Netflix shows or vice versa to see that world and to see your character interact with all these other new characters?
Wen: Absolutely, and I think it would be so much fun for us as actors to be able to go into other worlds and for the fans too if that is the intention for Marvel, with their whole motto of “It’s all connected,” I’m all for it! It’s just such an exciting time to be part of this world and I know any time we have a new guest star come on, they get all giddy and excited too because I think everyone is starting to feel the potential of what all this can be and it’s just such an unbelievable endeavor for Marvel. Lots of credit to Jeph Loeb and our writers and to the Marvel Cinematic people. To me, what they’re doing right now is so ambitious and I think they’re doing an amazing job and I’m very happy to be a part of it. If they want me to work somewhere else, sure. If they want me to play five characters, sure. Why not? It’s so great.
It's totally a front for a secret SHIELD base.