'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Star Passes Away
Marvel recognizes the passing of prominent actor Powers Boothe, whose brief stay in the Marvel Cinematic Universe remains one of strength and stately impact to its fans.
Boothe felt the pull of Shakespeare and the Bard’s stage at an important time in his life, and became an actor after leaving his boyhood Texas farm for the lights of New York City in the early 1970s. Work on Broadway led to film and TV roles, and in 1980 he cemented his face and voice in the minds of millions of viewers when he played cult leader Jim Jones in a landmark TV movie, “The Guyana Tragedy.”
Still relatively young and with an Emmy Award under his belt for the role of Jones, Boothe struck out into a career of varied challenges, winning parts in such favorite films as “Southern Comfort, Red Dawn,” “Extreme Prejudice,” Tombstone,” “Sin City,” and “Nixon.” Unsatisfied with limiting himself to film and TV, he also lent his forceful voice to video games where he moved even closer to the world of comic books.
In 2012, the actor filmed a brief scene for “Marvel’s The Avengers” in which he played an unnamed figure on the World Security Council. Fortunately, Boothe jumped at the chance to expand upon the part in 2015 on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” There, the figure in shadows became Gideon Malick, a wicked Hydra leader that the actor poured all his experience and expertise into playing, making Malick a villain known for his cunning and cruelty even as audiences came to better empathize with him.
Powers Boothe continued to act right up until the end, and leaves behind an incredible range of roles, one any actor in the profession would be envious of.
The Marvel family is saddened to hear about the loss of our longtime friend, Powers Boothe. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends.
Serve up this tasty treat inspired by the Darkhold!
Recipe by Jenn Fujikawa
12 ounces dark chocolate
1 cup Cocoa Rice Krispies Cereal
4 packets Strawberry Pop Rocks
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
Step 1: Prep a quarter-sheet pan by lining it with a Silpat or buttered parchment. Set aside.
Step 2: Melt the chocolate over a double boiler, stirring until smooth.
Step 3: Take off the heat and stir in the rice cereal.
Step 4: Pour the chocolate mixture on top of the prepped baking sheet. Use an offset spatula to spread evenly into a large rectangle.
Step 5: Place the sheet into the freezer to set.
Step 6: Take the sheet out and let warm to room temperature for 5-7 minutes then sprinkle the Pop Rocks and kosher salt. *
Step 7: Break into pieces to serve.
If you want to decorate it to look like Darkhold, cut out a Darkhold “d” symbol template, approximately 6-inches tall. Place over the chocolate and use the template to sprinkle the Pop Rocks into the “d” shape onto the chocolate to serve.
Elizabeth Henstridge Returns to This Week in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Published May 10, 2017
By Christine Dinh
Download Ep. 62 to hear Elizabeth Henstridge discuss Simmons' journey throughout Season 4!
***SPOILER ALERT: Don’t listen in if you haven’t seen the most recent episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”!***
In the latest episode of “This Week in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” we chat with actress Elizabeth Henstridge about Simmons’ tumultuous journey throughout Season 4, the repercussions of the Framework, and her relationship with Fitz. Catch the action-packed season finale of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” next Tuesday at 10:00 PM ET on ABC.
Go behind-the-scenes of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” with a new podcast series for the hit show on ABC! Every week we’ll talk with a different member of the cast and production crew as well as Executive Producers examining the twists and turns of the most recent episode, as well as taking a look at the creation process behind this exciting series! Don’t miss “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Tuesdays at its new time, 10:00 p.m. ET on ABC, and catch a new episode of “This Week in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” right here every Wednesday!
FXX Orders Adult Animated Comedy The Untitled Marvel's Deadpool Series from Marvel Television and FXP
Published May 10, 2017
By Christine Dinh
FXX orders ten episodes of the first season which is scheduled to debut in 2018
FXX has placed a series order with Marvel Television and FX Productions for the untitled Marvel’s Deadpool series, an animated adult action-comedy TV series adaptation of the hit Marvel character Deadpool, it was announced jointly today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions, and Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television.
Atlanta creator and Golden Globe® Award Winner Donald Glover and Stephen Glover will serve as Showrunners, Executive Producers and Writers of the series. Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory are Executive Producers. The untitled Marvel’s Deadpool series is produced by Marvel Television in association with FX Productions and ABC Signature Studios for FXX, which has ordered ten episodes for season one.
“Donald Glover is an incredibly gifted and versatile artist who’ll bring the untitled Marvel’s Deadpool series to life with the same intense, singular vision as his breakout hit Atlanta,” said Nick Grad. “With the success of Legion, we’re looking forward to again partnering with Marvel Television to create a series that is bold, striking and entirely original.”
Jeph Loeb added, “How much more fun could this be? Deadpool, Donald and FX – the perfect fit for the Merc with the Mouth! We’re thrilled that our relationship with FX that started with Legion continues with what is sure to be a groundbreaking show in adult animation.”
Since his debut in 1991, Deadpool has grown to become one of Marvel’s most popular characters thanks to his unique blend of humor and over-the-top action. With a rabid following of fans from across the globe, he currently stars in a variety of best-selling titles from Marvel Comics.
Donald Glover is the creator, executive producer, writer and star of Atlanta, which was the most critically acclaimed comedy series of 2016, basic cable’s most-watched new comedy in three years and the highest-rated comedy in FX Networks’ history. Glover himself won the Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Awards and the show took home the awards for: Golden Globe, AFI, Peabody, and WGA and received DGA and NAACP nominations. Season two of Atlanta is tentatively scheduled to debut in early 2018 on FX.
Upcoming for Glover includes Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming, Han Solo and Jon Favreau’s The Lion King. Glover is known for his success under the stage name “Childish Gambino.” He released his first album, Camp, in 2011. His second album, Because the Internet, was nominated for two Grammy Awards and generated the hit song “3005.” His most recent album, Awaken, My Love!, was released in December 2016, debuted #1 on the R&B Albums Chart and is his highest-charting album.
Stephen Glover is a staff writer on FX’s award-winning series Atlanta, writing four episodes of the series ten-episode first season. In addition to script writing, he also wrote music and lyrics for the show with Donald Glover. Along with writing for television, he also has experience writing for stand-up comedians. Glover also works in music as an accomplished songwriter and performer.
Donald Glover is repped by Dianne McGunigle of MGMT Entertainment, WME and Lev Ginsburg. Stephen Glover is represented by WME and Lev Ginsburg.
New series coming to Fox in association with Marvel Television!
Fox has officially picked up “The Gifted,” and we’ve got your first look at the series directly above!
“The Gifted,” in association with Marvel Television, tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.
Written by Matt Nix (“APB,” “Burn Notice”), directed by Bryan Singer (the “X-Men” franchise) and executive-produced by Nix, Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “The Wolverine”), Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past”), Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones”) and Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones”), the series stars Stephen Moyer (“Shots Fired”), Amy Acker (“Person of Interest”), Sean Teale (“Reign”), Jamie Chung (“Gotham”), Coby Bell (“Burn Notice”), Emma Dumont (“Aquarius”), Blair Redford (“Satisfaction”), Natalie Alyn Lind (“Gotham”), and Percy Hynes White (“Night at the Museum 3”).
Awkward Reunions Abound in New 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Clips
Published May 9, 2017
By Marc Strom
May & Coulson reconnect as Fitz meets the newly-human Aida!
With our Agents out of the Framework, their true selves have to come to terms with everything that happened to them while they were gone from the real world–which will prove easier for some than others!
First, in the clip directly above, the real May and Coulson come face-to-face for the first time in months, and May has some awkward questions about what happened between her LMD and Coulson.
Then, watch below as Fitz struggles to come to terms with his actions inside the Framework while a newly-human Aida experiences life for the first time.