By the Corsair's Closet's Liz Carlie, the 'Mad Woman with a Box'
Tuesday night, Marvel’s new series AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. debuted with smash numbers that leave little question: the public’s love affair with the Marvel Cinematic Universe won’t be ending any time soon. Prior to the premiere, however, ABC’s confidence in the Marvel franchise led them to look at yet another of the increasingly infamous Marvel One Shots. Just as AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. was conceived on the heels of ITEM 47, the One Shot released in conjunction with THE AVENGERS DVD, it appears that the latest short, Agent Carter, may be spawning a series of its own.
AGENT CARTER, the latest Marvel One Shot, was released as part of the IRON MAN 3 Blu Ray on Tuesday, the same day as the AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. premiere. The short features Peggy Carter’s continuing adventures after her true love, Captain America himself, sacrificed himself in the icy wastes of the Arctic.
As of last Wednesday, Deadline.com was reporting that an Agent Carter may be in the conceptual stage along with several other Marvel projects being considered over at ABC. Rumor has it that the series is attempting to lock in a writer, and it remains unclear if Hayley Atwell would reprise her role as Peggy Carter.
Given the network’s past history with shows like the J.J. Abrams classic Alias, it makes a lot of sense for ABC to throw its support behind a show with a strong female lead. Not only do they have the experience of promoting such a show successfully, but they understand there’s an audience for it. Add to that the legion of viewers Marvel is sure to bring to the table, and there’s very little room for failure.
One thing is for certain: should the Agent Carter series make it to the small screen with the same kind of numbers AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. saw for its debut, comic and MCU fans the world over are sure to have a brand new influx of Marvel adventures on a weekly basis for a long time to come.
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Corsair’s Chronicles features articles and fandom news coverage from Elizabeth Carlie as the Mad Woman With A Box and Kristine Cherry as the Time Siren. The pair co-host Krypton Radio’s wacky and high-energy Doctor Who-themed cosplay show, The Corsair’s Closet, where they get their geek on by squeeing about Doctor Who, cosplay and pop culture fan creativity.
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