Some people write letters to Santa Claus, but here at Screen Rant a much more important annual list is the Top 10 Things We Want to See at Comic-Con. The first announcements for panels and previews at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 have already promised to make our wish for previews of new comic book TV series come true, with premieres of the Gotham and The Flash pilots as well as footage from Constantine, so it only seems fair that we would also get to see what Marvel is bringing to our TV screens.
Along with major movie projects like Ant-Man, Marvel Studios has announced that both Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter will be represented at Comic-Con during the Marvel Television Presents panel on Friday 25th July. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cast members Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain de Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge will all be present alongside executive producers Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen and Jeffrey Bell.
Of the two shows announced, Agent Carter definitely has the more intriguing edge simply by virtue of being a new series rather than an established one. Peggy Carter herself, Hayley Atwell, will be present for the Q&A panel with executive producers Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely and Louis D’Esposito. Both panels will be moderated by Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb. There will also be autograph sessions for both series, as detailed below.
Be in Ballroom 20 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. PT Friday, July 25, and check out an autograph session for “Marvel’s Agent Carter” preceding the panel from 1:00-2:00 p.m. PT at the Marvel Booth (#2329) on the Convention Floor. Plus, on Saturday, July 26, meet the “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” cast and Executive Producers for an autograph session from 10:00-11:00am at the Marvel Booth (#2329).
It was recently confirmed that Dominic Cooper will reprise his role as Howard Stark in Agent Carter, and ABC released an official synopsis for the show with a few plot details. Set in 1946, Agent Carter will find the eponymous agent feeling marginalized after the return of the men who had been fighting abroad, and struggling to cope with single life in the wake of Steve Rogers’ ‘death.’ Stuck doing paperwork for the Strategic Scientific Reserve, Peggy balances her already highly covert job with even more secret missions for Howard Stark.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. had quite a few teething problems to work through during its first season, but the general fan consensus is that the fallout from Captain America: The Winter Soldier helped things to pick up towards the end of the season. Gregg has teased that the second season of the show will be a lot more lo-fi as the team attempts to “rebuild S.H.I.E.L.D. from the ground up in a much more dangerous world.”
Of the two shows on the Marvel Television Presents panel, tell us in the comments which one you’re more excited for. It’s OK to be hyped for them both, of course.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2 will get underway on ABC later this year @9PM ET on Tuesdays, and Agent Carter will premiere on ABC in January 2015.