Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is set to make things topsy-turvy by having the show’s main cast enter a Matrix-esque realm called the Framework, a simulated world that serves as a vastly different parallel dimension of sorts – and it turns out that the previously-defeated HYDRA are using the Framework as a way to lick their wounds while the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents within are being conditioned to accept their radically different lives. A short rumor mention that we could be seeing a few familiar faces within the Framework.
According to a rumor report from TVLine, we’ll be seeing Director Mace’s parallel life prominently even though it wasn’t teased at all in the last few minutes of the mid-season finale. And though HYDRA sleeper agent Grant Ward has long since been confirmed to appear, one shouldn’t rule out other characters from appearing within the system – including characters who have already died. Unfortunately, this is all that the people at TVLine heard about regarding the show. Neither of these tidbits are really all that surprising, but hey – anything to break the dry spell of news on the show.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will return on April 4 with an arc entitled “Agents Of HYDRA”. A fifth season has not been announced, but ABC’s president seems to be confident that the show could be renewed.
Independent Comics Perfect For TV
I really don’t understand why so many great, independent comics are being ignored by Hollywood executives.
Marvel and DC dominated television in 2016 with the Arrowverse bringing the Legends of Tomorrow into the mix and Netflix adding both Jessica Jones and Luke Cage to their expanding list of original titles. Comic book films also did well in the box office last year, even if the critics weren’t always too happy, so it seems from an investment perspective comic book properties are still a good bet. Independent comics are full of characters and concepts that have the potential to become the next big thing. Fortunately, with Valiant’s recent announcement of an online Ninjak series and FX finally naming a show runner for their Y:The Last Man adaptation, it seems comic fans have a lot to look forward to in the years ahead.
Here’s a list of 10 more comics ripe for the silver screen. Click Next to start!