If you tuned into Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. last night, you heard Aida (Mallory Jansen) reveal her ultimate goal: to be human. In “All the Madame’s Men,” Aida, Fitz, and the Superior worked toward bringing project Looking Glass to fruition so that Aida (and the Superior) could assume human form and shed the limitations of their programming – most notably their lack of free will.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producer Jed Whedon confirmed Aida’s ultimate goal and the driving force behind her actions.
“She wants free will. She wants to be able to make her own decisions and, maybe more importantly, to actually feel these things that she’s been forced to emulate her whole existence. She’s been observing human behavior and trying to emulate it, but unable to actually feel these things.”
Next week, Aida’s plan grows closer to completion as the team races to escape the Framework and make it back to reality. Even if Daisy and Jemma convince everyone to leave, stopping Aida won’t be easy as Clark Gregg, who plays Phil Coulson, teases:
“Once the Framework — which seems to have been a safe place for her to live and be with Fitz — is penetrated, it feels to me like she is going to use whatever she needs to use in either or both worlds to get what she wants.”
“IT’S THE END OF S.H.I.E.L.D.’S WORLD, ON ABC’S ‘MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.’
“Farewell, Cruel World!” – The clock is ticking for Daisy and Simmons to get the team out of the Framework, but not everyone is ready and willing to leave, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” TUESDAY, MAY 2 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.
“Farewell, Cruel World!” was written by Brent Fletcher and directed by Vincent Misiano.”
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs on Tuesday nights at 10/9c on ABC. Make sure to check back at Heroic Hollywood after every episode of Season 4 for our weekly review.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
10 Marvel Shows We’d Like to See Made
As the “golden age of television” continues, one genre that has been on the uptick has been superhero TV shows. The CW almost has every day on lock with many DC Comics-centric TV shows like Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, as well as shows like iZombie, and the upcoming Riverdale. Other networks such as AMC and Fox (among others) have Preacher and The Walking Dead, Gotham, and Lucifer, respectively.
Marvel has been diversifying their portfolio as well. When they first introduced Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., they only slightly-connected their television universe with their cinematic universe. While recent corporate changes in their business structure have distanced their properties from each other, they still maintain a continuity. Shows like Agent Carter as well as the many Netflix shows (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, the upcoming Iron Fist, The Punisher, and The Defenders) all have events connected to their big screen counterparts. Currently, Marvel has Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Inhumans (coming next year) on ABC along with Damage Control (TBD) while Cloak and Dagger (airing on Freeform next year), and Runaways (developed for Hulu) are in development.
With such a large assortment of comic books and comic book characters, Marvel has barely scratched the surface. Here are a few comic book characters that could definitely use their own show…