While ‘Marvel’s Most Wanted‘ could have been hit or miss, I’m sure we can all agree that ABC made a huge mistake passing on a third season of ‘Agent Carter‘ and now we know a little more on why the network blundered so horribly. The news came out at the Television Critics Association from ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey during their network panel . Dungey has been pretty open this year on anything asked and this has been no different.
So what happened with the new series of ‘Marvel’s Most Wanted’ that would have picked up the stories of Adrianne Palicki’s Bobbi Morse and Nick Blood’s Lance Hunter after they were blacklisted from being ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘ and what could their future be?
“Interesting question, one that Marvel’s probably best positioned to answer. The characters were sort of disavowed in the show as they call it, but I never underestimate Marvel’s ability to bring people back.
“Most Wanted, ultimately at the end of the day, did not feel as strong as some of the other pilots that we shot. We talked about it with Marvel and we all came to an agreement that we want to figure out what the next show is that we do together, is something that we all feel is as creatively strong as it can be.”
That almost sounds like they will be trying to find a way for the pair to return to the show and knowing Marvel’s writers I’m sure they could find a non-convoluted way to do just that. I just hope that it is sooner than later even though it sounds like the upcoming season is already pretty full. However, just because ABC didn’t pick it up doesn’t mean it couldn’t still see the light of day.
“It was a joint partnership between Marvel and ABC Studios. We certainly are open if they were to find another home for it to have that happen.”
So what about ‘Agent Carter’ not being renewed and Hayley Atwell‘s future for the character?
“We have a very close working relationship with Marvel and we had conversations with them up front about the fact that we were interested in casting Hayley in Conviction.”
It sounds like the entire reason behind this mistake was from scheduling, even though Hayley was quite clear that she was willing to work around it in the past. This might be a good time for Marvel Studios or Netflix to give us an ‘Agent Carter’ standalone movie! Maybe a full story of both how she helps form the Strategic Scientific Reserve or SSR to fight Hydra and who she ends up with.
Only time will tell.
Do you hope that Bobbi and Lance return to ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ or that their show finds a home on another network? What do you think Marvel should do about ‘Agent Carter’ having so many plotlines still left dangling? Share your thoughts below True Believers!
Source: Slash Film
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