The news broke at Houston’s Comicpalooza, where Agent Carter herself, Hayley Atwell sat down with fans at a Q&A styled panel. In addition to mentioning an upcoming set visit to the “Captain America: Civil War” set (but not clarifying whether this was going to be a cameo or just a friendly visit), Atwell also mentioned that “Agent Carter” has been picked up for a second season by ABC, and with 10 new episodes (the first season was only 8, amazing episodes though they were). The new season takes place is 1940s Los Angeles instead of New York, and the premiere date hasn’t been set yet, but you can watch footage from the panel below:
After waiting, C2E2 had finally arrived, I had been looking forward to seeing this since last year. I got myself another 3 day pass, because well I was not going to miss out on anything.
I spent most of the day checking out the show room floor since Friday had the least amount of people in attendance. It was nice to check out many of the vendors and see what there was, which was a lot. I really need to hit the lottery because I want everything.
I stood in line with a friend who needed to get Jewel Staite’s (Kaylee from Firefly) autograph. While doing that I noticed that if a person’s line is empty than you can go up to them and say hi. I spent the entire time standing there checking out David Ramsey’s (Diggle from Arrow) line because I wanted to go over and say hi. Jewel Staite was very nice to my friend, but I think she might have had too much makeup on.
I was ignoring most of my panel notices that were coming up on my phone, because I did not have a high need to see all of them. I did make it to the Unmasking the Hero panel with David Ramsey, Jewel Staite, Eoin Macken (Merlin) and Raphael Sbarge (Jiminy Cricket – Once Upon a Time). I will admit the only one I did not know from this panel was the guy from Merlin, but that is only because I have not watched it on Netflix yet.
Well David Ramsey was hilarious, seriously I want to have drinks with this man, I might have tweeted that to him. He got most of the questions, which I was fine with because he was the most entertaining. Things I learned for Arrow, as of right now Diggle will not be Green Lantern, but it can’t be fully ruled out in the future. Yes, the team will of course go after Oliver, because come on they are not going to leave him there. Deathshot might not be dead because if you don’t see a body or in the case of Sara Lance you did see a body they could still be alive. The events of this season, especially what Ra’s Al Ghul has done has a direct impact on next season. He really was doing his best not to give anything away. Also if you were not up to date on Arrow, boy were their spoilers.
Jewel Staite was a bit upset that she was not getting many questions, but she did get the second most. She does live in Vancouver, she would love the chance to have a role on Arrow. We all need to hashtag #JewelStaiteforArrow or #JewelStaiteonArrow. I would be cool with her on Arrow, Summer Glau was already on the show, so she has a connection.
This was an interesting panel, because it was almost talking about how important the sidekicks are to the story. They do help out the heroes a lot, you know hero support but as we learned in Sky High they are heroes too, David Ramsey would agree. Also there was a proposal during the panel, so that was cool.
Most of Friday, I really spent walking around the show floor and hanging out with friends for a bit.
I really should not have stayed out so late with my friends, but I did. This caused me to get a late start, which was bad, the first thing I did when I got there was get in line for the Kick Ass Women of SHIELD because yea, I was seeing Agent Carter and Agent May. Nothing was going to stop this from happening, how about the entire con trying to go to that panel, that stopped me. I really should have left with my temp roommate for the weekend and seen Jason Momoa before hand because than I could have stayed in the room. I consoled myself with the fact that I can catch it on the live stream channel later. As of current time, that panel is not on the twitch tv channel. I guess I should have tried to watch the live stream on my phone while I was hiding by friends because I was unhappy I was not seeing that panel and because the floor was super crowded. I think half of Chicago was at C2E2 on Saturday, this might explain why I couldn’t get into the panel. Also I seem to have issues getting into panels on Saturdays, I didn’t do so well last year either, I must change this for next year.
I wondered the floor again with one of my friend and his friends, this had its amusements because he was dressed up as the Shufflebot from LMFAO and he played music. It was really interesting to see how people reacted to him, a lot of dance parties happened.
The last day of the con, I was on refusal to miss anymore panels that I wanted to see after Saturday’s fiasco. Well since it was not as crowded I was able to get a good spot in line for Game of Throne: A Panel of Fire and Ice.
This panel had Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo) which is why I did not care if I missed him on Saturday because I was getting a second chance, it also had Finn Jones (Sir Loras Tyrell). We really did not get any spoilers, Finn is the only one of them who is on the show, he was refusing to give anything away.
Jason Momoa was hilarious, that was without his crazy hat that he was wearing because apparently that was his thing for the con, he wore a different crazy hat. Apparently Khal Drogo is not happy that Dany is cheating on him, he really would like for her to stop that. All of his loyalties are with her, he wants her to win and sit on the throne. Also he gave us a great reason for why Khal Drogo had to die, because if he didn’t than the series would have been over in 2 books, because Khal Drogo would have killed everyone.
I got to stay in the room, which was great because I got to move up a few rows so I could see Stan Lee. I was upset that I did not make in time for his panel last year so I had to make up for this year. As always he was amazing to see, it is Stan Lee, you can just tell how much he loves to be up there. At the end of the day he really appreciates his career and the fans that he has. Comic books were not the huge things that they are today back when he started. He honestly had no idea things would turn out like this.
Now he does wish that he had some bigger roles in the movies and shows, that is something he is hoping for the future. He has a TV show called Stan Lee’s Lucky Man coming to the UK and then it will be coming out here next year. He did say that he needs to make a cameo on the second season of Agent Carter. The last time I had checked it had not been renewed, so either he is hopeful or he just gave us some great news. He says there will be a Big Hero Six 2, come on its Marvel and Disney how could that not happen. I am happy that I was able to see Stan Lee, it was a great end to the con.
After his panel, I wondered around the floor for the tail end of the show and picked a few last min things.
I enjoyed my time, I do realize that I need to get to panels really early on Saturday, no getting there late. I do wish I had sat in a few more of the other panels, that is something that I did last year that I did not do this year. I will make sure to do that again next year, because some of the comic book and other panels can be quite interesting. I will admit, I was super social this year, I had social activities to do afterwards so that did cut into some of my time. I think next year I will plan for that a bit better so I can see a few more panels. Otherwise I was a good experience, Saturday is a good day to sit around or hide from the show floor because there is so many people there. I know that is great for the con and I am happy that they are drawing in so many people, but its crowded, so maybe a bigger space next year?
Until next con, which will be Wizard World Chicago in Aug.
Last episode well Leviathan managed to steal some Stark tech with the aid of hypnosis and kill a few of the agents.
Last week, Peggy had to fight sexism in to order to go on the mission, but she was able to bring the Howling Commandos or at least some of them with her. We all also learn Thompson little war secret, maybe he is not so bad.
It is finally here and I don’t think I can tell you how excited I am for Agent Carter. I have been looking forward to it for months. It is going to be great having a show lead by a strong female lead. Agent Carter has been amazing in everything that she has been in. From Captain America to the short that was made about her and her cameo spots on Agents of SHIELD.
What I am really hoping to get from this show is seeing how she comes to start SHIELD with Stark and the General. I am also hoping that we will see who it is that she marries because I am curious who was able to replace Cap in her life.
For anyone who watched Agents of SHIELD last night, not only did you get a sneak peek at Age of Ultron but you also got to see a promo for Agent Carter
Here is a synopsis for the show:
Years before Agent Coulson and his S.H.I.E.L.D. team swore to protect those who cannot protect themselves from threats they cannot conceive, there was Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell, Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger,” Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”), who pledged the same oath but lived in a different time when women weren’t recognized as being as smart or as tough as their male counterparts.
But no one should ever underestimate Peggy.
It’s 1946 and peace has dealt Peggy a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy finds herself stuck doing administrative work when she would rather be back out in the field; putting her vast skills into play and taking down the bad guys. But she is also trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life, Steve Rogers – aka Captain America.
When old acquaintance Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper, Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger”) finds himself being framed for unleashing his deadliest weapons to anyone willing to pony up the cash, he contacts Peggy – the only person he can trust – to track down those responsible, dispose of the weapons and clear his name. He empowers his butler, Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy, “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”), to be at her beck and call when needed to help assist her as she investigates and tracks down those responsible for releasing these weapons of mass destruction. But Jarvis, who is a creature of habit and sticks to a rigid daily routine, is going to have to make some major life changes if he’s going to be able to keep up with Peggy.
If caught going on these secret missions for Stark, Peggy could be targeted as a traitor and spend the rest of her days in prison – or worse. And as she delves deeper into her investigation, she may find that those she works for are not who they seem, and she might even begin to question whether Stark is as innocent as he claims.
Agent Carter will be an 8 part miniseries that will air in January.
Agents of Shield is back for another exciting season, if we all remember what happened last season. Garrett and Ward were Hydra agents, SHIELD was destroyed, Coulson was made Director, some alien DNA brought Coulson back, and Skye’s father is some red creature.
After months of wondering we finally have an answer right before finale episode, Agents of SHIELD has been renewed for a second season. I know fans are breathing a sigh of relief about this. Anyone who has been watching the show knows that it started off slow but has really turned around during the later episodes. Let’s hope the show keeps up the momentum and gets better during the second season.
Speaking of Marvel, Agent Carter has been ordered to series, so we will be seeing that during the upcoming fall season. ABC has released some information about the show:
“Marvel’s Agent Carter,” starring Captain America’s Hayley Atwell follows the story of Peggy Carter. It’s 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark all while trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life–Steve Rogers. Inspired by the feature films “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” along with the short “Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter.”
If the show is anything like the Marvel One -Shot it should be really awesome. It will be great to have another show on the air with a strong female lead. It will be nice seeing how she eventually become one of the founder of SHIELD.
In other TV Show news; Gotham, The Flash, Constantine, and iZombie have all been ordered to series.
What shows are you looking forward to seeing this upcoming fall season?