Wednesday, October 31, 2012

When You Wish Upon A Star (Wars)...

And ever, and ever, and... 


















Disney’s Star Wars.

Think about that for a second.

Disney’s Star Wars”
 
That is what it will be known as from now on.  This will be a day long remembered.
With the exception of the existing six episodes in the current saga, there will no longer be the iconic 20th Century Fox logo with Alfred Newman’s trumpeting fanfare preceding “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…”

Instead, the curtain on Star Wars will now open with the Magic Kingdom to the tune of “When you wish upon a star” as it transitions into that galaxy far, far away. 

I am indifferent about Lucas selling out to Disney.  Frankly, I’m over all of it.  If nothing else and for no other reason, I am just glad that he has finally let it go and moved on.   He will no longer be able to get his meddling hands on the Original Trilogy again and tinker with the films my generation saw when we were children.  There’s a good chance that Disney will resurrect the Original Trilogy and restore them back to their unaltered theatrical versions because they know there is a demand for it and a market potential to sell more DVD’s and Blu-rays to appease the older fans as well as indoctrinate the younger generations who only grew up with the Lucas imposed Special Editions.  It’s no longer Lucas’ to say which version we can or can’t watch.  For that I am very hopeful and thankful.   Enjoy your retirement George.  I’d only wished you had done this 20 years ago.  Perhaps my faith in Star Wars would still be intact and the Prequels and Special Editions wouldn’t have soured and tarnished my enthusiasm at the prospect of new Star Wars films on the horizon.

The news that Episodes VII, VIII and IX are finally going to happen fills me with ambivalence.  After the dismal and disappointing Prequels, I’m really not excited or hopeful at all.  Granted Lucas isn’t writing or directing them which can only be a sigh of relief for most fans.  The damage has already been done.  Things couldn’t possibly get any worse, right?  There will be stories told from a fresh new cadre of filmmakers with their love of Star Wars but it still won’t be the same as the trilogy that I grew up with.  I feel that Lucas has already diminished the magic that those films held for me as a child with the infuriating Special Editions and cringe inducing Prequels and the “Disneyfied” Clone Wars cartoons that paved the way for the Mouse’s acquisition of the Star Wars brand into their mega-monopolistic IPO.   Disney is a company bankrupt of any original ideas of their own, incorporating and assimilating the intellectual properties of everyone else to keep their imperialistic machinations prospering under the reign of Emperor Iger.  If you thought that George Lucas and Lucasfilm were the Evil Empire, you haven’t seen anything yet. 

After mismanaging the potential epic science fiction franchise-in-the-making that was Edgar Rice Burrough’s John Carter, I really have no faith that Disney will act as responsible custodians and caretakers of Lucas’ franchise under the auspices of Lucas’ self-appointed chairman, Kathleen Kennedy.  Ironically, there would be no Star Wars at all if it wasn’t for John Carter.  Disney should have been more respectful of what they had and treated John Carter like a precursor to their premiere of Star Wars films.  Unlike the misfired and mis-marketed John Carter you had better believe though that they are going to exploit Star Wars for every last penny of their $4 billion dollar investment and that means milking it even more than Lucasfilm ever did with their omnipresent merchandising and media.  I really don’t want to be greeted at the gates of the Magic Kingdom by Princess Leia, Snow White, Goofy, Jar Jar Binks and Mickey Mouse.  Too much Star Wars is not a good thing.  It’s overkill.  It diminishes and dilutes the magic of the original films as they become lost in the middle of two lackluster trilogies whose sole purpose is to profit upon the artistic integrity of the original mythos by waving it incessantly in your face.

Really, what more can be told about Star Wars that we haven’t already seen again and again and again?  Joe Johnston's proposed Boba Fett movie?  The thing is, Boba Fett's mystique and appeal comes from being a mysterious character who appeared only briefly onscreen and had only a couple of lines of dialogue.  He was cool then.  The Prequels already told us too much about him that we didn't really need (or want) to know.  Lucas says there is 20,000 years of stories in the Star Wars universe waiting to be told that hasn’t already been explored and beaten into the ground by the Expanded Universe in the comic books, video games, novels and cartoons.  Who are the characters in this new trilogy going to be?  Will we see Old Mark Hamill appearing as Old Luke Skywalker in an Obi-Wan Kenobi type role overseeing a new generation of Jedi Knights protecting the New Republic from the tyranny of a new Darth Wannabe?   It’s more of the same-old-same-old.   I know the lightsabers are going to be out for me on this one, and I don’t really care, but I’m sure the majority of devout fanboys out there will lap it up and willingly shell out their cash for the toys and line up to be among the first to see the new films but my enthusiasm for it all is gone.  I said my goodbyes to Star Wars with the end credits of Episode III in 2005 and found closure.  Like Lucas, I closed that book.  That story was told.  The door is opening for a new generation and new stories and endless possibilities but it’s just not my Star Wars.  Lucas said Star Wars films can continue on now for a hundred years.  I’ll be long dead.  There comes a point where you just have to cherish the ones you love and preserve that sense of nostalgia and let it go. 
 
To evoke the words of Bill Murray, “Star Wars.  Nothing but Star Wars.”

There’s just no stopping the juggernaut.  Star Wars is forever.  Yay.  May the Force be with you. Always.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Next Hope: Project Valor...

Signs on the dotted line...









So now it has come to pass...


Many people said it wouldn't happen, but George Lucas finally decided to sell his company to the Mouse (listen to the conference call here).  And now that that has happened, many others will be invited to play in his sandbox.  We can expect to see a great deal of news in the coming months as the writers of "Episode VII" are revealed, as a director is chosen, and as the start of production nears.

The film is only one part of this.  Star Wars is not just a film, but an entire ecosystem of possibilities.  From film to television to merchandise, there are literally worlds to explore with this property.  And remember that Iger and crew bought Lucasfilm, not just Star Wars.  Naturally, that was its biggest jewel, but not its only one.  Indiana Jones is right behind it (Mr. Dini, call your agent and set up that meeting for the Indiana Jones animated series).  Then there are all the other lesser known properties, and all the umbrella corporations that make up the company.  Industrial Light and Magic at the Letterman Digital Arts Center, Skywalker Sound at Skywalker Ranch, and the animation facilities in Singapore, and on, and on.

There is so much to contemplate, so many things to watch unfold...

Newest Disney Princess...

Help me, Mickey Mouse, you're my only hope...










Meet the newest character ready for meet & greets in Disney Parks...

Maybe not now, but you never know if/when it'll be a reality.  Belle, Ariel, Jasmine and the gang are going to be setting up for a welcoming party very soon.  I wonder if she'll speak in character?  Something like: "You're a little short for a Disney fan?"

Time will tell...

A Whole New World...

Not so long ago, in a blog right here... 





I'm not going to say I told you so, but...

If you haven't heard the news, the Walt Disney Company has bought Lucasfilm.  Now where have I heard people talking about something like that happening?

From the Bearded One himself:

For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next. It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I’ve always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime. I’m confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come. Disney’s reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products

Commentary to follow later...

Thursday, October 25, 2012

As The World Turns...

Dances with blue cats... 


 




It's been rather quite out in the jungles of Walt Disney World lately...

Not much news has been heard about the upcoming expansion of Disney's Animal Kingdom.  A while back rumors were swirling that there was fighting among Imagineers and James Cameron on this project.  We reported that the land was indeed going forward and progress was steadily being made.

Now, my Bothans are off in another part of the world, on another project, so we haven't had communication lately, but there appears to be news on the new addition to DAK.  Two sites, The Epcot Explorer's Encyclopedia, and Stitch Kingdom got was were supposedly blueprints for proposed attractions.   They include designs and descriptions for a 3D simulator (which we revealed about here), and a water attraction.  While I can't verify that these are the actual plans, they are in line with what I've been told.  And the location of the plans is accurate, as Camp Mickey-Minnie was where Beastly Kingdomme was going to be build, so it makes the logical choice for this location.

If they are the actual designs, it's likely that they aren't the final designs.  But if they are the plans then someone inside Glendale is very mad right now.  I've heard people talking about this being a purposeful leak by the Mouse, and that isn't so.  Trust me, Burbank wouldn't do such a thing.  The two most secure places in the Disney world, are the Hat Building in Burbank and the Dream Factory in Glendale.


Now, we'll have to wait a couple years to see the actual plans released.  And a year or two more for the second film/new attraction to become reality...

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Third Time's The Charm...

He is Iron Man, again... 











So we finally have the first trailer for next year's last film for Marvel Studios...

And it looks great, awesome even.  "Iron Man 3" has been highly anticipated by me, mainly because of the director/writer attached to helm it.  Shane Black has been around Hollywood for three decades, but only recently got into directing.  Primarily a writer (creator of the "Lethal Weapon," etc.), Black made his directorial debut with Robert Downey Jr.'s comeback film, "Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang," which I loved.

The announcement that he was directing the film, as well as co-writing the screenplay was what perked up for me.  I believe that this film could be the best of all three of Tony Stark's adventures in celluloid, but that's just me.

It appears that this, along with "Thor: The Dark World" are both offering more grandiose adventures that will expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Success has a way of making one bolder, and this trailer makes the film feel like a larger take on the superhero world.

Now, if they want Downey back for another film(s), then they should back the Brinks truck up to his house...

Monday, October 22, 2012

Asking/Getting Directions...

We'll see if this is a good day for the Mouse...







Slowly, we are getting a look at what the new Walt Disney Studios will be...

The slim, and disappointing slate of pictures from Rich Ross were a sign of his taste as well as lack of experience when it comes to the film industry.  So to will be the line up of pictures that Alan Horn will line up.  We've seen very few clues as to what will turn into his first projects, but we do have the list of films made under his watch at Warner Bros.  and it's hopefully a promising sign of the future.

Today we have one of the first pick ups that he's put into production: "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day".   Based on the award winning, classic children's book by Judith Viorst, and directed by Lisa Cholodenko with Steve Carell attached to star, this is one of the first steps in the new direction the Mouse is on with its film division.

The project, which was in turnaround at 20th Century Fox, but supposedly executives got cold feet over the budget.  The book tells the story of a young boy named Alex, who recounts the events of a very, very bad day.  Once Fox let it go, several other studios vied for the rights with Disney finally securing the rights.  It'll be interesting seeing how a full script for a small children's book turns out.  And as always, there is franchise material with two other sequel books.

This is an early glimpse into the mind and taste of Horn.  The full plan for what he'll have in the pipeline for Walt Disney Pictures, and the rest of the studio will likely not be known till early next year, but this is a peek into the window of what Mickey will show us in 2014/2015.

Now, I'm still waiting to know what he thought of Guillermo del Toro's "Haunted Mansion" pitch...

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Five Years After...

It's hard to believe those letters of desperation are far away... 
















Five years ago today, the Walt Disney Company announced plans to rebrand/expand Disney's California Adventure...


It seems hard to believe that it's been half a decade since they announced the extreme makeover of the Disneyland Resort's Second Gate, but it has.  Not that many of the details weren't known (especially if you were a reader of Blue Sky Disney!), but the announcement was a welcome to Disney fans that had visited the park.  It wasn't up to Disney standards.

Made, designed and thought up in the waining days of Paul Pressler, the "Spare Park" as some called it, never quite lived up to the Disney name.  Bob Iger realized that the quality and branding of the park had to change, and something had to be done.  And over the last four and a half years an infusion of more than a billion dollars was funneled into turning this park into a worthy destination for everyone.  Was it a success?  Of course.  The attendance figures speak volumes about the turnaround that has taken place.  Those that come through it now will slowly have the bad taste of the cheapness of DCA 1.0 vanish from their memories.

Now, as for DCA 3.0, it'll have to wait to happen later in the decade as funding and planning move across the Esplanade and around the world...

Monday, October 15, 2012

Off To Grandma's House...

The real world calls... 








I'll be out and about for a few days, guys...

Posts will be periodic/erratic for the next week or so as I'll be busy on some real world business.

But I'll be home soon, I promise...

Sunday, October 14, 2012

First Pooh...

A smidgen of honey for you, decades ago... 












On this day Eighty-six years ago, a silly old bear walked out into the world...

And the world walked into the Hundred Acre Woods for the first time.  A.A. Milne's first book featuring the very popular, and endearingly perceived as Disney bear came out on this day to delight children the world over.  It would take a man named Walter to bring it to the consciousness of America though.

But that wouldn't happen for forty more years...

Friday, October 12, 2012

A Dark World, A Bit Brighter...

God of Asgard, and rock and roll...









With each passing week, more and more information comes out about the God of Thunder's return...

Marvel Studios has finally released a more comprehensive description of Thor 2, aka: "Thor: The Dark World."  Read it below:

Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan SkarsgĂ„rd, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, “Thor: The Dark World” is directed by Alan Taylor, produced by Kevin Feige, from a story by Don Payne (credit not final) and screenplay by Christopher Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (credit not final) and is based on Marvel’s classic Super Hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book “Journey into Mystery” #83 in August, 1962.

“Thor: The Dark World” is presented by Marvel Studios. The executive producers are Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Victoria Alonso, Craig Kyle and Nigel Gostelow. The film releases November 8, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Ok, so it's not a great deal of news, but it does flesh out the story somewhat.   It does give us a peek outside the curtain toward the direction that the screenwriters and Marvel plan on taking the character in this, and future films.

Looking forward to climbing further up the branches of Yggdrasil...

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Party Goer...

Party rockers in the house tonight...













You can never have enough toy stories...


So long as they're stories that are told by the Lamp.  If you were lucky enough to see "Finding Nemo" in 3D then you saw the sweet short: "Partysaurus Rex," which played before it.  Well thanks to the Mouse for putting that short online for all to see.

It's wonderful to see these mini-tales that expand the characters we all grew up with.  Learning more about their lives, and how toys see the world is hysterically entertaining.  Looking forward to more of these over the years.

And there are more planned...

More Uprisings...

Trontastic...


Well, it's about time...

If you've been watching "Tron Uprising," then you've noticed that there haven't been any new shows in a while.  It left off with a cliffhanger of what Tron was about to do for revenge.  And then in when black, or looped, or a glitch happened in the machine.

In other words, reruns.

Well, now comes the news that new episodes begin on October 19.  Want to see what is to come?  Watch the clip here.  And tune into Disney XD next week for a return to the Grid.

Now, if they can get that script ready for a return to the Grid on the Big Screen...

Hat Tip to Nerdist...

A Themed World...

News of paramount importance... 








Walt Disney had it right when he created Disneyland...

It wasn't that people just wanted a collection of cheap thrills to stimulate the senses, it was that they wanted it structured, and filled with a narrative: a theme.  A purpose.  It took a while for others to catch on to this concept, but for the past few decades the idea of theme parks has exploded.  Disney had it correct from the beginning though.  What better way to have a theme park than build it around stories that people already know?  Movies.  The visual medium has a built in brand awareness.  A film studio is a factory churning out these stories, these dreams.  A dream factory, if you will.

Now, it's taken a while for other studios, (Universal was the only other studio to "get" it) but the Suits at the rest of the Hollywood entertainment companies have moved to compete in this area.  Not only do we have Universal expanding their brand all throughout the world, but Warner Bros. is licensing their properties to them (a mistake, if you ask me), Dreamworks Animation is doing the same, and now Paramount Pictures is starting to mine their properties.

Of course the deal is for an international park, the United Kingdom, specifically.  The famed studio is partnering with the London Resort Co. Holdings to turn 872-acres on Swanscombe Peninsula in Kent into a European destination to rival Disneyland Paris.  And at a cost of $3.2 billion, it might look quite pretty depending on what the theming looks like, as well as the properties they choose.  I can see a "Mission: Impossible" attraction, but properties like "Transformers" and "G.I. Joe" are owned by Hasbro, and we know that the films they distributed like "Iron Man" and "Captain America" are now owned by, uhm, someone else.

The deal looks similar to the agreement that Disney has with the Oriental Land Company.  It looks like the London Resort Co. Holdings will be the one making the decisions with Paramount getting a percentage of the earnings from the gate, merchandise and food.  Let's hope that they hire brilliant designers to create this park.  Possibly some brilliant, former Imagineers?

It'll be interesting to see what takes shape when this opens in 2018...


Monday, October 8, 2012

Toy-ror Story..

You've got a fiend in me...






It looks like we'll be getting more than just Toy Story Toons...

While there are no plans for any new feature films in the near future, it looks like the folks at the Lamp have plans to go ahead with more than just the shorts that we've seen in front of Pixar releases.

While the feature film franchise has ended for the time being, it has become clear that Woody, Buzz and the gang will not go quietly into the night.  From "Hawaiian Vacation," "Small Fry," and "Partysaurus Rex" we can see that there will be a future, at least in short form, for the toys from Pixar's first, classic film.  And more are to come over the next few years.

Now, it appears that the Lamp is going to go into Dreamworks territory.  If you remember a few years ago there was the DWA special, "Scared Shrekless" for Halloween?  Well, now the artists in Emeryville are planning on giving us a spooky half-hour show for trick or treaters in 2013.  "Toy Story of Terror" will be a special that is tentatively scheduled for this time of year that will feature the entire crew in a tonally scripted tale.  No network is attached yet for broadcast, but ABC is the prime candidate for the special since they have a record of working with Lasseter on projects like Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Prep & Landing" projects (which sadly may not have a third).

It'll be interesting seeing how the toys handle this terror...

Pixar's Other Campus...

Give it that old college try... 









No, I'm not talking about Pixar Canada...

The Lamp has put up a very creative viral website for their 2013 release, "Monster University."  It's set up like the typical website that you'd click on to when browsing a school to choose to attend or send your child.

It's pretty detailed and filled with many little bits of humorous info that are absolute Disney and purely Pixar.  As we get closer to the release of the film, it'll be interesting to see what else they come up with before we finally see an actual trailer.

Too bad they couldn't come up with something as interesting for John Carter...

Friday, October 5, 2012

Passing Different...

Brilliantly different... 











February 24, 1955  October 5, 2011









February 24, 1955  October 5, 2011

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Lone Teaser...

Hi ho, where do we go...


We finally have our first look at a small 2013 film from the Mouse...

Our first glimpse (at least in teaser form) of Armie Hammer as the Lone Ranger and Johnny Depp as the Indian warrior who aids him in his goal for justice.  It's a very visual teaser that shows off some grand images, but very little of the story.

Of course, that is what the trailer will be for next year.  Along with hearing the Masked Man speak it seems.  But for now we'll have to settle for iconic imagery, and a promise of a grand western.

Perhaps even an epic one...

Monday, October 1, 2012

Roll Call...

Your mission, should you choose to accept it...




Well, we finally are starting to find out about that new Joss Whedon series...

The one that he's doing for Marvel Television, of course.  Whedon has been a cult hero to television viewers for a long time, but he never quite was able to translate that into a transfer to the big screen, until "The Avengers" happened.  And even when it comes to tv, he's never had the power of a J.J. Abrams until now.  With his new blockbuster cred, he's going to be able to get what he wants, how he wants, and the patience that Suits have with him will be much greater.

While "Buffy" was a very entertaining series, it's never been a staple in my viewing habits.  "Angel" was a natural spin-off of that show.  "Dollhouse" had a great premise, but didn't quite live up to that with the actual show.  Now, "Firefly" is a wonderful little jewel that was sadly overlooked.  Will this new show allow him the opportunity to explore territory he's wanted to go, but couldn't because of studio interference?  It's going to be interesting seeing the details of this S.H.I.E.L.D. series unfold as each month goes buy.

So  TVLine got their hands on a list of the main characters in the series and put it out for all Whedonesque viewers to see:

SKYE | This late-20s woman sounds like a dream: fun, smart, caring and confident – with an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm. AGENT GRANT WARD | Quite the physical specimen and “cool under fire,” he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He’s a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he’s the kind of guy that grows on you. AGENT ALTHEA RICE | Also known as “The Calvary,” this hard-core soldier has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot. But her experiences have left her very quiet and a little damaged. AGENT LEO FITZ and AGENT JEMMA SIMMONS | These two came through training together and still choose to spend most of their time in each other’s company. Their sibling-like relationship is reinforced by their shared nerd tendencies – she deals with biology and chemistry, he’s a whiz at the technical side of weaponry.

Read More at: http://tvline.com/2012/10/01/joss-whedon-s-h-i-e-l-d-casting/#utm_source=copypaste&utm_campaign=referral#utm_source=copypaste&utm_campaign=referral

  • Skye – This late-20s woman sounds like a dream: fun, smart, caring and confident – with an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm.
  • Agent Grant Ward –  Quite the physical specimen and “cool under fire,” he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He’s a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he’s the kind of guy that grows on you.
  • Agent Althea Rice –  Also known as “The Calvary,” this hard-core soldier has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot. But her experiences have left her very quiet and a little damaged.
  • Agent Leo Fitz and Agent Jemma Simmons – These two came through training together and still choose to spend most of their time in each other’s company. Their sibling-like relationship is reinforced by their shared nerd tendencies – she deals with biology and chemistry, he’s a whiz at the technical side of weaponry.


Now, the line up of characters are definitely the archetype that Joss works with, and you can see the resemblance to some of the roles in Firefly.  There's even a joke going around now that he's basically redoing that beloved show and setting it in the Marvel Universe with different names.  But, I'm sure this show will have plenty of originality and creativity when we finally get a look at it.
SKYE | This late-20s woman sounds like a dream: fun, smart, caring and confident – with an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm. AGENT GRANT WARD | Quite the physical specimen and “cool under fire,” he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He’s a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he’s the kind of guy that grows on you. AGENT ALTHEA RICE | Also known as “The Calvary,” this hard-core soldier has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot. But her experiences have left her very quiet and a little damaged. AGENT LEO FITZ and AGENT JEMMA SIMMONS | These two came through training together and still choose to spend most of their time in each other’s company. Their sibling-like relationship is reinforced by their shared nerd tendencies – she deals with biology and chemistry, he’s a whiz at the technical side of weaponry.

Read More at: http://tvline.com/2012/10/01/joss-whedon-s-h-i-e-l-d-casting/#utm_source=copypaste&utm_campaign=referral#utm_source=copypaste&utm_campaign=referral
SKYE | This late-20s woman sounds like a dream: fun, smart, caring and confident – with an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm. AGENT GRANT WARD | Quite the physical specimen and “cool under fire,” he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He’s a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he’s the kind of guy that grows on you. AGENT ALTHEA RICE | Also known as “The Calvary,” this hard-core soldier has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot. But her experiences have left her very quiet and a little damaged. AGENT LEO FITZ and AGENT JEMMA SIMMONS | These two came through training together and still choose to spend most of their time in each other’s company. Their sibling-like relationship is reinforced by their shared nerd tendencies – she deals with biology and chemistry, he’s a whiz at the technical side of weaponry.

Read More at: http://tvline.com/2012/10/01/joss-whedon-s-h-i-e-l-d-casting/#utm_source=copypaste&utm_campaign=referral#utm_source=copypaste&utm_campaign=referral

Now we have to wonder when Agent Nathan Fillion shows up...