Superhero RSS: No Plans for Agents of SHIELD and Inhumans to Crossover, Marc Webb’s Thoughts on The Amazing Spider-Man, and More
In Superhero RSS, we discuss some of the latest news coming out of both film and TV when it comes to comic books. In this edition, we check in some items including no plans for a crossover between Agents of SHIELD and Inhumans and Marc Webb’s thoughts on The Amazing Spider-Man.
In this edition of Superhero RSS, we will cover:
- No crossover for Agents of SHIELD and Inhumans
- Marc Webber Reflects on The Amazing Spider-Man
- Patty Jenkins discusses crafting an origin story for Wonder Woman
- New Mutants starts pre-production
- Some unexpected alliances being formed during Arrow’s season finale
- New promo for Agents of SHIELD
No Plans for Agents of SHIELD to Crossover with Inhumans
We were introduced to Inhumans during the second season of Agents of SHIELD, but we weren’t shown the Royal family, which the species is based on. . Agents of SHIELD came out of it’s shell by expanding into it’s more comic book elements by introducing Inhumans into the show. Even though it wasn’t the Royal family, we did get to see the concepts of terrigenesis and the Kree along with other Inhumans like Lash. With Inhumans getting their own show, fans have been wondering if Black Bolt and his clan would be crossing over with SHIELD? Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it’s happening any time soon according to showrunner Jed Whedon “Without being able to say anything really about that show, it will have its own world, just as we tried to start our own world,” he told Digital Spy. “Whether or not there’s a crossover, we will see.” So it might not happen for now, but it doesn’t rule out the possibility for a crossover to happen. What do you guys think?
Marc Webb Reflects on The Amazing Spider-Man
Spider-Man has already made his way to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but we can’t forget the last two films prior to it. Marc Webb, the director of the Amazing Spider-Man series, reflected on the films and why he doesn’t regret making them. It’s hard not to see that the Amazing Spider-Man series had some faults that ultimately left fans disappointed. Speaking with Collider, Marc Webb spoke about how proud he was to make both films, especially with how big the second movie was.
It’s hard for me to think about it, in terms of regrets. There are so many things that I’m proud of. There was an ambition with the second movie, in particular. The idea that it’s a superhero that can’t save everybody is something that I’m really proud of. I’m really proud of the ambition of that because it’s an important message, and I believe in that. I believe in what we were after. They’re really, really difficult movies to make. They’re complex in ways that people don’t fully understand. They weren’t disasters.
“But in terms of regrets, I don’t think of it in those terms,” he added. Webb also touched on the opportunity he was given for revitalizing the franchise, saying:
I felt really, really fortunate to have that opportunity. That’s a whole other long, in-depth conversation that I probably shouldn’t have publicly. I loved everybody involved. I really did. I didn’t have an adversarial relationship with the studio, at all. There were a lot of very smart people. These are just incredibly complicated movies to make. I am proud of them, in many ways, and I stand by them. I’m certainly not a victim, in that situation.
What are your opinions on The Amazing Spider-Man franchise?
Patty Jenkins on Wonder Woman’s Origins
There are definitely challenges when it comes to creating an origin story for a superhero, particularly with Wonder Woman. Director Patty Jenkins knows this after filming the titular heroine’s story on screen. During an interview with Empire, Jenkins talked about the challenges in making the character’s origin story after having her introduced prior in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. “It’s easier than that sounds, because there are hundreds of years between the films. And, because that story is who she’s going to become a long time in the future,” she said. “I got to look at the story of the beautiful child and character that comes into this world, and there might even be some misconceptions about who she is later on. We may be reading into things in Batman V Superman in the future that aren’t necessarily what you think they are. They’re making Wonder Woman, and so was I. For me, I felt very supported in this vision.”
Pre-Production Begins for New Mutants
The X-Men franchise isn’t stopping any time soon as their next film in development, New Mutants, is about to start filming soon. According to director Josh Boone, New Mutants has already went into pre-production. Boone shared the news on his birthday through Instagram, celebrating the start of the process with a birthday cake unveiling the logo for the film. He also posted another picture with him at the Fox Lot, pretty much confirming the start of production. We don’t have a release date yet, but the film is expected to hit theaters sometime in 2019. Are you excited for New Mutants?
Arrow EP Teases Some Surprising Alliances in Season Finale
Oliver (Stephen Amell) has been pitted against his toughest foe yet this season on Arrow with Prometheus. After framing him for murder and almost having him give up the hood for good, Oliver and Team Arrow managed to expose him to the authorities. With Adrian Chase (Josh Segarra) on the run, Oliver will be getting help from some unexpected people from the looks of it. EP Wendy Mericle gave EW a preview of what fans can expect in the season finale, including some unholy alliances being formed:
The alliances are going to be very surprising. You’re not going to believe who Oliver is working with to defeat Prometheus. It’s going to be really emotional. It’s going to be all about Oliver’s family, but not the family we’re thinking of right now. It’s going to end in a giant explosion, but not where we think it’s going to end, and the emotional punch is going to be bigger than the actual physical part of the bombs going off.
Any guesses on who Oliver might align himself with?
Agents of SHIELD Identity and Change Promo
We find the team in trouble as they are continuing to navigate this strange new alternate world within the Framework. In this week’s episode of Agents of SHIELD, Daisy (Chloe Bennett) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) find themselves struggling in this new reality where HYDRA rules. We find out that Jeffrey Mace (Jason O’Mara) is working for the resistance as they bring in Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) to help them escape. We also find that Madame Hydra (Mallory Jansen) is closing in on the resistance. The only one who can help them is Holden (John Hannah), who is also stuck in the Framework. Check out the promo and let us know what you think.