‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D’ Spin-off Announced

It appears that the producers behind Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D are currently working on the development of a spin-off show, as several reports have explained that two characters from the Marvel show will be getting a series focused on their escapades. Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood, who play Bobbi “Mockingbird” Morse and Lance Hunter respectively, are said to be in talks for the development of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off.

The pair have quickly become fan favorites since joining Phil Coulson’s (Clark Gregg) team early this season. Lance is a quick-witted mercenary sharpshooter, while Bobbi worked undercover in HYDRA laboratories. The last we saw the pair, Bobbi had joined a new S.H.I.E.L.D, whilst Hunter had decided to stay with Coulson and his S.H.I.E.L.D – the storyline currently encapsulating Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D is reportedly setting up one of the next Marvel movies, Captain America: Civil War.

It would appear that Bobbi and Hunter will be off on their own adventures, and frankly any chance to give Mockingbird more to do is fine by us. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producer Jeffrey Bell and co-executive producer Paul Zbyszewski are in charge of developing the show, looking to get a script ready for the network to decide upon before next month. How it will work in conjunction with the main series remains to be seen, depending on whether ABC wants to have it run concurrently, or put it in between seasons as the network did with Agent Carter.

As mentioned above, the current storyline for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is leading up to Civil War. Of course, the Civil War plot is hardly the first aspect of the Marvel cinematic universe that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been responsible for introducing. Previously, the show has been used to debut a future Avenger, Quake, and also to introduce the Inhumans, who are set to star in an eponymous film in 2018, as Cinema Blend notes. Given the past connections between Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it has become increasingly clear that Marvel intends to use the show as a launch pad for key elements of the cinematic universe.

One further connection between Agents of SHIELD’s most recent episode and Marvel’s cinematic universe has also been suggested. As Gonzalez and his S.H.I.E.L.D aren’t funded by the world council, though they possess their own aircraft, some observers have hypothesized that Tony Stark could be their benefactor. Fans will likely have to wait for Age of Ultron, however, to learn whether Stark, who will no doubt be on the side of registration in Marvel’s cinematic Civil War, really is the man behind the second S.H.I.E.L.D.

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