'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' cast answers fan questions at NYCC
The following question asks about the show's limitations -- like not being able to use mutants, since the live-action rights for the X-Men franchise have been with Fox for years. Loeb replied that they don't like getting into specifics about those types of things, because if they can defy expectations, they want it to be a surprise. "What we're trying to do the most is tell stories about people," Loeb answered.
Simmons is a bit more adventurous than Fitz, De Caestecker told a fan asking about their attitudes towards missions.
Well Coulson's relationship with an unnamed cellist, discussed in "The Avengers" film, be explored in the show? It's a possibility, according to Loeb. "There isn't anything that Joss Whedon has written or created that we're not going to mine all the way to the bottom of the mine," he said.
Will "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." be reflected in Phase Three of Marvel Studios?
"Wouldn't that be great?" Loeb asked, before continuing by saying that the reality is 48 hours ago they didn't know if they were going to get more than 13 episodes. "The longer we're on the air, the greater that possibility becomes."
Next fan up asked if more characters from the film will show up on the series. Loeb mentioned the recently announced appearance of Titus Welliver as his "Item 47" character Agent Blake in the show's sixth episode, but added, "as Joss Whedon said, we didn't create an Easter egg farm;" thus such things will only happen when they make sense, story-wise.
Will fans find out the true circumstances behind Coulson's return? Loeb, succinctly: "Yes."
Will Fitz get a monkey, as suggested by dialogue in episode three, "The Asset"? If it were up to De Caestecker, the actor said, Fitz would already have one.
Henstridge on her love for Loki: "I just think he needs a sit down with a cup of tea, and a hug. I just need to know what's going on. He needs someone to talk to, and I think I could do that."
Will there be an "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." comic book? Loeb said he thinks it'll be easier now that there will be more episodes, but it's ultimately Marvel publishing's call -- pointing out that Marvel chief creative officer Joe Quesada was in the crowd.
Final fan question, to the cast members: What's been the best part of working on the show? Henstridge cited bonding with the cast. De Caestecker said he likes working with the show's advanced technology and gadgets, something handled frequently by his character.
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