Trying to get one’s head around all the news that dropped at Comic Con isn’t easy when more of it keeps coming out! Especially when I’m still anxious to hear that we won’t have to wait until 2019 for that third season of Daredevil. Sadly, it is now confirmed it’s not coming next year, but it sounds like Matt and Jessica will both have seasons in 2018, while The Punisher may be the one that waits longer. Which might be smart; it’ll give them time to figure out how to center a series around a character like Frank Castle, since that’s not the easiest thing to do.
On a really shitty week even new photos of Pluto can’t make up for, where Marvel can’t even genderswap a character without whitewashing her too(nice as it’ll be to get Tilda Swinton into the movieverse, but couldn’t they have found an older white male mentor to genderswap for her?), one gets even more grateful for certain standouts from their collection of actors. Not the ones who go calling Natasha a slut, obviously, but the ones who do cool things like trying to one-up each other on dubsmash. Seriously, the dubsmash war was easily the best thing to happen at Comic Con, especially when the blooper reels weren’t leaking. So far the best of them is easily Hayley and James getting Chris in for their victory lap:
So it seems Lucy Lawless is going to be a S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, one that produced no character results when I googled the name, so I assume her character was be one unique to the Marvel movieverse. But the description of her as always keeping a knife handy indicates someone who might have been a little non-comformist in S.H.I.E.L.D., and then be slow to take any orders from Coulson now, and perhaps would object also the presence of the mercenary comic character whose existence in the movieverse was also announced yesterday.
And meanwhile it seems she’s not the only female S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Coulson might rounding up, with the declaration that Bobbi Morse exists in this universe and is allied with S.H.I.E.L.D. However, that announcement makes me think of the earlier one by Joss Whedon, that we will have four major female characters in Age of Ultron. Obviously Natasha Romanov and Wanda Maximoff account for two, and Maria Hill’s a safe bet for the third. But who’s the fourth? The only other female character we have confirmed is Peggy Carter, and she really might be too old for that now. Given what we know about the plot, the most logical fourth character would arguably be Pepper Potts, but if so, why wasn’t she on the cast list released already? But it would explain everything is if it’s actually Bobbi, and they didn’t announce it earlier because they wanted to save the news of her coming into the universe for this weekend. Although I’m not sure how I feel about that, if only as a Clintasha shipper. Also as someone who wonders if the Avengers could get too big for all the characters to be handled within a single film.
Also, where was BJ Britt during the panel yesterday, and really, why is Triplett not in the promotions? I’m starting to wonder more and more if he sticks with the team. We know he won’t be killed off before AOU, at least(of course, they might just kill him then, which would be really sad).