‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Episode Will Deal with ‘Thor 2′ Aftermath

Published 9 months ago by , Updated June 14th, 2014 at 11:31 am,

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After the Captain America: The Winter Soldier trailer premiered, Phil Coulson’s gang from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. looked a bit like a poorly funded taxi squad by comparison. Though many fans believe that S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn’t hold a candle to Marvel’s film projects, the producers have plans to tie the two together once again in an upcoming episode that will deal with the aftermath of Thor: The Dark World.

So, Loki cameo? Probably not something quite so eventful, but while Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. mooching off of Thor’s buzz isn’t at all surprising, the fact that Marvel is letting us know about it in advance of Thor‘s debut next week sort of is.

Here’s a bit from Marvel on the episode, which is called “The Well”.

In the aftermath of the events chronicled in the feature film Marvel’s ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ Coulson and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pick up the pieces–one of which threatens to destroy a member of the team, on Tuesday, November 19 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Marvel also announced that the episode had been written by Monica Owusu-Breen and directed by Star Trek: Next Generation actor and frequent TV director Jonathan Frakes. Guest stars include: Peter MacNicol (Ghostbusters 2, Ally McBeal) as Professor Elliot Randolph, Michael Graziadei as Jakob Nystrom, Erin Way as Petra Larsen, Toby Wilson as Neils, Alex Neustaedter as Maynard and Sylvia Brindis as Elena.

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Again, this isn’t a terribly surprising development as cross-promotional opportunities like this are one of the reasons people were so eager to see Joss Whedon bring Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to life. But while the Thor connection (and the hope that someone that resembles an actual superhero will make even the briefest appearance at the end of S.H.I.E.L.D.) will almost certainly lead to an uptick in ratings, the real challenge will be in keeping new viewers that fall into this trap.

Since Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s debut, the show has been trending downward, shedding viewers in the 18-49 demo, moving all the way from 4.7 to 2.6. One could use the term “hemorrhaging viewers” and not be accused of being bombastic or inaccurate, but while the show is still in the safe zone (and who are we kidding, that Marvel badge and all that comes with it is the real shield, likely keeping this show afloat unless things get abysmal), a number of fans seem to be watching out of obligation or hope that things will get better, not because the show has gripped them tightly.

Could a big Thor surprise change that? We’ll see, but if not, a possible Captain America bump is only five short months away.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs on Tuesdays @8pm on ABC. Thor: The Dark World premieres in theaters on November 8th and Captain America: The Winter Soldier bows on April 4th, 2014.

Source: Marvel

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  1. Seriously, he’s gay?

    • No, someone was trolling.

  2. There’s no way Thor is gay, unless of course you count the cut scene with Jeremy Renner from the first movie. It was on YouTube but Marvel pulled it a few months ago. Oh, and Ally McBeal.

  3. I just dont understand why they cant get a few cameos from these guys? Like they cant get Thor to do a 2 minute scene in an episode? You cant get him in LA for one day to do a quick scene which not only helps the show but also would help his movie.

    Of course they arent gonna do full episodes but I dont get why they couldnt throw in a segment with Ironman, get Thor or Captain America in for a segment on an episode. It would give the show a whole new life just having one scene at the end of an episode with them in it.

    • It’s not in the actors contracts and I doubt the studio wants to spend the money.

  4. Don´t know about Agents of S but Thor Dark World was really, really good!!! much better then the first Thor and Iron Man 3

  5. Thor will open up the rainbow coalition big time, Right on! Gay power!

  6. Thor 3 will star dick van patten just announced see the press release here:

  7. TV cross over into the movie no thanks! Hope WB stays away from that. No WB TV shows mixed in with the movies!

  8. Once and for all Thor IS GAY! Here’s the clip that proves it:

    • There is NO clip to prove that silly theory. Now go away, you trolls. Shoo! Begone! I banish thee!

  9. No Thor is not gay, but Dick van Patten sureas hell is. Interesting to have him co-star in Thor 3. He will also be directing 2 AOS episodes according to ET Weekly. Must have written the bonus into his contract.

  10. This is such a failed model. What do they plan to do about the people that haven’t had the chance to see Thor 2 yet? It’s not like the show can afford to lose more viewers, so great idea, lets alienate everyone who didn’t rush out on opening weekend and see Thor! It just seems to me that no one really thought this show out, how it would work, how it could tie in the films without spoiling it for those that didn’t see the films right away, how they could make it interesting without bringing in any known superheroes, how to cast it….etc.

  11. It shouldn’t be hard to do an Iron Man cameo on the show. Just don’t show him out of his suit. Same with the Hulk – if they go full CGI then they don’t need to have Mark Ruffalo show up either.

    I just have a hard time believing the studio that has made over $3 Billion can’t afford to have members of the avengers show up. Or at least allow the show to feature some ACTUAL characters from the comics. Where are GW Bridge, Dum Dum Dugan and the Howling Commandos? Why not have the 2nd season take place on the Helicarrier? Sure the budget would need to be upped to do this, but think of how many more viewers they would pull in if the universe they were watching actually seemed like the same one from the movies. I mean they don’t even mention Nick Fury or Maria Hill, despite having featured both in episodes. It’s just been such a let down, with just enough movie-related content to keep me mildly interested.

  12. Joss whedons writing suits better for movies than tv shows IMO.

    the agent of shield lacks,
    depth, no suprises and seriously interesting characthers.
    it feels bland.
    its good but not good enough.
    I cant identify with these young so called experts, its not how the world works. I would re-casted several of the actors, they are good but not right for the role as far I can say.

  13. but what about the scene where thor assraped captain america?

  14. I think what all the people who are claiming to be disappointed by Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. are missing is that IT’S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT THE BIG, SUPER FAMOUS HEROES! The whole point is to highlight the more human, dare I say, everyday heroes. And you know what? It’s a TV show not a massive movie. Of course it doesn’t look as glossy as the films.
    There’s a lot of cliche, fine. But my opinion is that the show has a closer feel to the comics. Cheesy but fun. I mean, isn’t that what we love about Marvel? They can be cheesy and fun and cool, and there are touching moments and sometimes everything is just wack and we still love it.

  15. I don’t believe AOS will survive if it doesn’t actually start crossing over with the MCU. That’s the real reason people are watching.

  16. I’m sorry but I love this show. ITs funny and entertaining. I am gripped to the screen every week. Its my #1 show to watch every week. The writing is fine, it isnt the greatest thing ever, but I went to film school and know it isnt bad. It has what I want, lots of tie ins and references to MCU and some good actors. I will argue that the worse actress is the main girl, but simmons and gerald are great together.

    Looks forward to the Thor tie in!

  17. Do you not understand the point of the show. It is to show the human side of the superhero era. It shows that humans beings can do extraordinary things and be heroes as well. That is the whole point of not having the superpowered avengers helping out. They don’t need their help!

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