The 2014 Paleyfest event played host to Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. March 23rd at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. SHIELDtv.net were on the red carpet prior to the event to chat with the cast and crew about the show for our podcast. Due to a technical issue there has been a hold up with our audio but we hope to have it out soon so watch our Twitter account for news.
The event was attended by thousands of fans who were treated to an early screening of the upcoming episode of S.H.I.E.L.D. “End of the Beginning” which is due to air on ABC Tuesday April 1st. Following the screening fans were treated to a Q&A session with the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. themselves, cast members Clark Gregg, Ming Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge. Also taking part were Executive producers Jeph Loeb, Jeffrey Bell, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. The panel was moderated by Felicia Day.
You won’t get any spoilers for us about the upcoming episode except to say that it does indeed lead into Captain America: The Winter Solider. Read our recent spoiler-free review of the movie for more information.
Two of the most frequently asked questions at the event revolved around series renewal and Marvel tie-ins. The producers were quick to say that they are hopeful there will be a season 2 but nothing has been announced yet and that while they couldn’t give away anything about what Marvel characters may appear in the series or in what way the series might cross over with the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe, they are all part of the same universe so anything can happen saying that he is up for doing anything that makes the fans happy.
There was much teasing of Brett Dalton when it comes to his love interests on the show and Ming Na Wen shared joked that she’d love for Skye to turn out to be May’s love child with Thor. Elizabeth Henstridge and Iain De Caestecker both agreed that they have been playing their relationship on the show as one of brother and sister, much to the disappointment of the Fitzsimmons shippers on the room.
You can see from the photos below that this was a fun event full of laughs and enjoyed by all.