Saturday, February 28, 2015

Five Things I’d like to see from A.K.A. JESSICA JONES.

I only read ALIAS last year, after the Marvel/Netflix deal was announced. Before then, I’d seen some panels posted online, but hadn’t really gotten around to starting ALIAS. (It also hadn’t helped that the book wasn’t available in print when I went to purchase it, and the series isn’t available on Marvel Unlimited.) Once I finally read it, I completely understood the hype.

Sure, there were some parts near the end that were disgusting. Still, the way that Jessica’s character is written, and how she evolves over the course of the story? It’s excellent.

With that said, here are five things I’m really hoping to see from A.K.A. JESSICA JONES:

1. When Eka Darville was announced as Malcolm, I was pretty freaking stoked. He isn't a huge character in the series, as he only appears every now and again, but he does play a part in a pretty big arc in ALIAS. (More on that later.) I love their relationship in the comics, and if the show stays close to it? I'll be a happy camper.

2. Given that DAREDEVIL has already completed filming and these shows are all connected, I'm really hoping we'll get a Matt Murdock appearance. Along with Luke Cage, he's featured a decent amount in ALIAS as he's Jessica's lawyer after she gets into a bit of a mess. She also acts as his bodyguard down the line, so I'm really hoping Matt shows up. 

3. That they capture Jessica Jones from the comics. Jess is a bit of a mess. She drinks a lot. She smokes a lot. She's over the superhero life. But she's honestly a wonderful character. If there's anyone that could properly portray this character, it's definitely Krysten Ritter.

4. Mattie Franklin. Before the SPIDER-MAN deal was announced, I wasn't sure that Mattie would be a possibility. Now that Marvel can use SPIDER-MAN and his associated characters, I'm really hoping Mattie is written into the series. Even though her story is a bit troubling, it is a pretty important part of ALIAS. It also leads to a certain character appearing that I'm still waiting to see in the MCU. (See #5.)

5. Jessica Drew. She doesn't show up until close to the end of ALIAS, but seeing her interact with Jessica Jones is great. The chances of her appearing on A.K.A. JESSICA JONES? Pretty slim, I'd guess, but I'm still hopeful. 

I didn't list Jessica's relationship with Luke Cage, because we already know that is guaranteed. Nor did I mention J. Jonah Jameson because I don't believe that's a possibility. Marvel would probably prefer to introduce J. Jonah Jameson into the MCU in a movie. But who knows? Anything is possible!

What are you hoping to see on A.K.A. JESSICA JONES?

Marvel Bits: 07!

If you missed out on the AWESOME MIX: VOL. 1 cassette tape (like me), Marvel has officially announced you can now purchase it through Disney Music Emporium. The price is $14.98 + shipping, which is a bit more than it was during the Record Store Day promotion. (I'm basing this off of what my local record store was selling it for - $9.99.) Still, this is a pretty neat item to add to your GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY/MARVEL collection, even if you don't have a cassette player anymore. ;)

Thanks to the Daily Mail, we now have more set photos from A.K.A. JESSICA JONES. Again, these don't reveal much of anything, but it's nice to see something from the show. (Photo Source.)

Marvel revealed the upcoming Hulk figures for AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON from Hot Toys, and well, it's pretty dang great.
And if you haven't already yet, be sure to purchase the poster above. It is the first of twelve limited edition prints that Marvel has ordered for the second half of season two. I've purchased my copy, and according to the order confirmation, the print will not ship for five weeks.

Here is the release schedule for the rest of the posters:
For those that missed my tweet, there will be an exclusive AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. prop replicia included in March's LootCrate:

There will also be an exclusive baby Groot item in March's Nerd Block:

For those of you that are part of the #StandWithWard fandom, this tweet should make you happy! It looks like one of those posters on the above schedule will be one you'll want to pick-up:

If you gave up on AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. early on, hopefully this nice little review from Entertainment Weekly will make you decide to tune back in:

And finally, some more details on AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON from director Joss Whedon:

”[Age of Ultron] got larger than the first film,” Whedon explains to Yahoo Movies. “I didn’t mean for it to get larger, but the climax that I pitched was completely unhinged and nobody said no, so that’s that.”
Source: Yahoo.

That's it for today's Marvel Bits!

DAREDEVIL Stills Officially Released & More!

Marvel has officially released the DAREDEVIL stills that were featured in the most recent publication of Empire Magazine, giving us an even better look at the images and Daredevil's first costume.

A few more quotes from Steven S. DeKnight, the showrunner on DAREDEVIL, taken from Empire Magazine have also surfaced online. A lot of fans have been curious just how dark DAREDEVIL will go as Marvel hasn't really gone too dark with any of their properties. We've known for a little bit now that the show has been given a TV MA rating (it's posted on the Netflix page for those curious), so we had a feeling it would be pretty dark. But according toe DeKnight, the show will "kiss right up" to an R-rating.
"Netflix, of course, they don't have a problem with pushing it," DeKnight said. "I mean, they go anywhere from G to NC-17. But the Marvel brand, that's a little different.They're obviously not comfortable going that far with it, though they've allowed us to push it much further than you've seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since starting with Iron Man. It is much more geared towards adults. We call it PG-16. We don't quite get to R, but we kiss right up to it."
That, along with the teaser trailer, should help to ease the worry of fans fearing the show wouldn't go dark enough.

Source: and Marvel.

Chris Hemsworth Talks AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON!

With the release of AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON only two months away now, Marvel is starting to open up a bit more about the upcoming sequel. Not only have they started giving us character posters for the movie, which are apparently leading up to a "big announcement", but they've also given sites the go ahead to start posting their set visit interviews. First up is Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor.

Hemsworth talks about reading the script for the first time, what Thor brings to the table in this sequel, how Thor's time on Earth has changed him, the dynamic of the team, and the addition of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.

Now, if you're trying to avoid spoilers for AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, I would highly suggest you skip this interview as it does contain possible spoilers!

Also of note: There are a few typos and errors in the article below. The article remains as it was from Marvel. My apologies.
Chris Hemsworth, who has played the Mighty Avengers since Marvel’s “Thor” in 2011, wields the hammer for a fourth time in the film. According to the actor, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” continues to raise the stakes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe without going too big to lose sight of its grounded conflicts, all courtesy of writer/director Joss Whedon.

 “Coming off of ‘Thor: The Dark World’ and ‘Marvel’s The Avengers,’ I couldn't wait to read this,” recalls Hemsworth. “I just loved how it upped it in a way that wasn't just bigger and flashier. Everything had been amplified, but in an intelligent way. All the stories are relevant to what's going on in the world, as far as the exponential growth of technology and artificial intelligence, and then [you add] the questions of good versus bad and the AI world.
“He's [also] managed to bring all of the Avengers back in and give them a relevant reason to be there, [with a] justified conflict. I mean, it's a tricky balance. I'm glad I'm not the one writing the thing and having to pull that off.”

Thor’s relationship with his brother Loki, the villain of “Marvel’s The Avengers,” proved one of the driving forces of that film. Now, Thor continues to bring a different perspective to the central conflict.

“We pick up with Thor having stayed on Earth from ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ establishes Hemsworth. “He's part of the team. This is his home for the moment. The initial attack from Ultron is personal because it's at all the Avengers, and Thor then begins to see a bigger sort of picture here about what this threat could be potentially. And it begins to tie in to all of our films. It’s hard to say too much without talking about what I can’t talk about.

“It would be easy to fall into [a model of], ‘They're all just there because we're all contracted and [we] look cool if we’re standing in the same room.’ I kept saying to Joss, ‘Okay, what do I bring to the table, besides Thor being one of his foot soldiers and the muscle and the fight scenes? What is his knowledge he can bring to it? What information can I bring?’ So [Thor] calls upon some of his guardian knowledge and is able to go into another realm to pull out some information that's hugely useful [and] certainly benefits where they are at that point.”

Given that the Avengers face a larger threat than ever before, either as a team or individuals, that knowledge Thor can access may give them the ability to stop the menace of Ultron before it gets too large to handle.

“I think he openly admits he doesn’t think we can win this one,” admits Hemsworth. “The threat is so great that all of them are scratching their heads wondering if this it. It's just an onslaught, and it doesn't stop.  It's a floodgate, and it could also set in motion is an even bigger threat. I think that's what Thor’s stuck on, or where his attention certainly is. An even bigger picture of Thor being from Asgard where he can just say, ‘Hang on, there's a whole universe here which is signaling something else.’”

Thor’s time on Earth has also given him a new layer, one that Hemsworth happily embraced.
“He’s loosened up a bit,” Hemsworth says of his character. “This time there's more humor in Thor, because he's been on Earth, [and he’s] a little more accessible now. He's off Asgard now, so he doesn't have to be as regal and kingly as he is in that world, which is nice. I enjoy that more. Here you can have a gag with the guys and he can throw away lines and be in a party scene with them in civilian clothes.
“I walked on set [for] a party scene, and I was in a nice coat and jeans, and the guys just kept joking, ‘When did Thor go shopping? Did he buy this online or did Jane do it, or did he actually go shopping?’ The question’s raised because he's not dressed in his own guardian attire. He's more human in the film, definitely.”
In the time since the Avengers’ first adventure, the team has bonded considerably since their conflict-ridden early days—but that doesn’t mean some of our heroes won’t still butt heads.

 “We're not as conflicted [as a team] as we were before,” promises Hemsworth. “[But Thor] has a pretty solid battle with Iron Man in this one, which is cool. It's a lengthy fight scene of destruction.”
Another source of friction comes from some of the new characters introduced in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. Adding the super powered twins helped to keep them from falling into too much of a familiar rhythm, in Hemsworth’s eyes.
“It shakes things up,” he elaborates. “In the individual films, you get comfortable. You get into a rhythm or a routine, and you think you know it until there's a challenge and you think, ‘Oh, yeah, that's right, there is another option here.’ We keep changing it and mixing it up. This new cast breaks the familiar rhythm that we may have and makes it a bit more unpredictable. We're lucky, to actually want to come back and work with these guys and hang out again and pick up where we left off is a pretty special thing.”

In one sequence, the Scarlet Witch unlocks a number of the Avengers’ worst fears, plunging them into a nightmare world—something that will help open Thor’s eyes to the larger threat.
“I think [the Avengers] will begin to have their fears held up in front of them,” promises Hemsworth. “For Thor, I think it's a corruption of power. Trying to have the understanding that we're in this endless battle here and wondering when this is going to end, and how does it end. That's where he really starts to kind of move through the story. Once that dream occurs, he can see what's coming. It’s a ticking clock.”
You can also read more from Collider and MTV on their visits to the AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON set. I should warn you though, all of the articles will be nearly identical in content for these set visit interviews, but the MTV one at least comes with GIFs.

Source: Marvel.

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.LD. Mega Post!

With AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. officially returning this Tuesday, March 3rd, expect a ton of interviews and tidbits to start making their way out.

In this mega post we have an interview that IGN conducted with Clark, some "spoiler room" bits from Entertainment Weekly, an interview that HitFix conducted with Chloe Bennet, and finally, an interview with the show's Executive Producers from

Let's start with the interview with the Executive Producers over on Marvel and ABC invited the press to speak to cast members as well as the executive producers about what fans can expect with the second half of season two. They will be rolling out those interviews over the next few days.

In their interview with Jeph Loeb, the head of Marvel Television, and Executive Producers Jeff Bell and Jed Whedon, they talk about Ward, what Raina has become, the introduction of the Inhumans into the MCU, and a bit more.
On Raina and what's she's dealing with moving forward. 
Jeffrey Bell: Raina's a character who seems to have gotten everything she every wanted through the first season-and-a-half. She successfully manipulated or moved everyone quietly, efficiently to get what she wanted. When she finally got what she wanted, it turned out to be that, which wasn't what she wanted. So we thought it was interesting to take a character who sorta had always succeeded and giving them an apparent setback and see how the character reacts in those situations.
Jed Whedon: And also she's clearly someone who feels that she always has control over any situation, partially because of her ability to charm and that's maybe taken a hit. Harder to charm when someone's like, "Ow, you're poking me."
On the introduction of the concept of Inhumans and what it means for the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. 
Jeph Loeb: I've said this before and that is that people look at the Marvel red box and they perceive it as this giant octopus that's going to swallow up the entire galaxy. But, in fact, what we are is a very small company and that was never more clear than when we were doing "Carter" and Kevin Feige and Lou D'Esposito were actually part of that on a day-to-day basis. We talk all the time, whether it's publishing or whether it's games or it's movies or it's film and so this is just part of that process. It's very exciting for us to be able to be telling this particular story, but like with anything else, we're telling S.H.I.E.L.D. stories that existed both within the world of the movies and has its own mythology to it and opens up all kinds of doors for us. I think that's sorta the best way to look at it.
Jeffrey Bell: Piggy-backing on that, it's not so much that we have to explain it. By just having it be in our universe over time, it will become something that people understand and that resonates, so I think it's much more about that than us having to lay pipe or anything.
You can read the full interview by heading over here.

Moving on to IGN's interview with Clark Gregg, which is a bit more informative than the rest of the interviews I've come across so far (which, given this is Marvel, isn't much):
IGN: So much happened in the midseason finale, a lot of which right now, your character is not even privy to. He didn’t see any of that…
Gregg: How do you point that out to people? [Laughs] They keep going “How does Coulson feel about Quake?” And I was like, "He doesn’t know any of that!" He doesn’t even know that she’s been transformed. They haven’t even connected these earthquakes to her yet, when we left them. So I think people can expect that the first couple episodes back, at least, are kind of about that mystery and what happened in there. How responsible is Coulson for taking her there and how responsible does she feel for Tripp’s death and how responsible does Coulson feel and what are the effects on the team?
IGN: You’re like us with this stuff! Inhumans are a huge deal and fans are really excited. Are you excited that you get to introduce this major facet into the MCU?
Gregg: I am. It’s just a part of the world that I really love. I always clicked the most with the stuff that feels the most… all my favorite sci-fi, all my favorite comics, they were always about stuff that felt like a way you could look at stuff that was too hard to look at in real life. There’s a way that stuff like the Inhumans… Whether it’s in X-Men or whether it’s inhumans, they always represented people who evolved in a different way where some of them were outcasts or treated like something was wrong with them and yet, perhaps, in many ways represented a vital new part of what we’re supposed to be. You can’t read the news or watch society change without seeing fertile ways that that represents who we are. All the ways that you watch the headlines, and people are part of super secret organizations slaughtering people on the street... It makes the kind of fight to protect us from them something that’s not just a fantasy comic world but connects to real life. Inhumans are a really important part of that for me. I’m really excited to see how they use that part of it on our show. It’s one of the things that’s fun about being on this show. When you understand what it is, you see Winter Solider and it’s “Agents of Nothing.” Right when you think you know what that is, there’s the attack at the end of the season and he can’t stop carving [symbols]. It keeps adding new elements to it. That said, we’re at nine o’clock, with a darker tone - less ICERS, more bullets. I think it’s finding its way to be more and more; its own central self that can withstand having things brought into it.
IGN: You were there at the ground floor with Iron Man, and so you saw how it grew and grew, this whole universe. Now at this point, where there’s so much -- multiple TV shows, multiple films -- is it kind of amazing for you to be able to be part of it but also be a fan and to see Agent Carter and Winter Soldier and these other things, where you’re a part of the same world?
Gregg: Absolutely. I can’t wait to see Ultron. I loved going to see Winter Soldier. Especially to go see the next chapter of a movie that I was in the first time, I love the people involved. I can’t wait to see those actors go to the next place. I love Lizzie Olsen. I’ve done a movie with her. We have some New York connections. To see some of those actors added to that mix… There was something really bonding about making the first Avengers, doing all the press for it, I can’t wait to go see that and see where it goes next. And I like that I’m still connected to it in a way. In recent months, Robert and Jeremy have been really cool about being vocal about wanting to see Coulson again whether it’s on my show or one of their little shows and I hope that comes true.
You can read that entire interview (and you should) by heading over here.

The most interesting interview to pop up over the past couple of days has to be the one from HitFit with Chloe Bennet. It's the most interesting because HitFix has stated that Chloe did her interview with Luke Mitchell, who has recently joined the show as an Inhuman named Lincoln, but they've gone on to say that he couldn't say anything during the interview. It isn't something that should be unexpected, but it's still something that makes you more curious about Lincoln.

Here's a small bit from Chloe's interiew with HitFix:
"It’s really cool because the day I found out was the day they announced all the movies, or like the day after," Bennet recalled. "I was like, ''The Inhumans' movie? Who’s going to be in that one?!' I’m really excited. I don’t know. Obviously, I don’t know anything. If I was going to be in those, they’d tell me like the day of."
You can read the rest of the (short) interview by heading over here.

Entertainment Weekly also revealed this little tidbit as part of their Spoiler Room Scoop (here's the link to that):
TV Guide also posted this fun video of Clark Gregg using emojis to tease the return of the show. I can't get the video to work on Blogger for some reason, so you'll have to head over to here to watch it.

It also looks like we now know the titles for episodes 12 through 15.
And finally, some of the cast headed out to promote the show on various talk shows. Elizabeth Henstridge stopped by Jimmy Kimmel live, where I think she was supposed to promote the show but they never really talked about the show? While Ming Na Wen stopped by The View and GMA.

Don't forget that AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. returns on Tuesday, March 3rd. As usual, I will be live-tweeting the premiere over on Twitter. Feel free to join in!

Friday, February 27, 2015

New Clip for Episode 2x11 of AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.!

ABC and Marvel have released the first clip for this Tuesday's return of AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. which will also see the return of Sunil Bakshi (Simon Kassianides).

In the clip above, May and Coulson are on their way to bringing Bakshi to General Talbot when they run into trouble. (Or rather, trouble runs into them.)

Make sure to tune in on Tuesday, March 3rd at 9PM EST. I will be live-tweeting the episode over on Twitter (@TheCavalryMCU)!

New Character Posters for AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON: Black Widow, Nick Fury, and Thor!

Yesterday, after we got the poster for the Hulk, I kind of figured we'd be getting a poster for Black Widow today... but I wasn't expecting to get hit with three posters all at once. Not only did we get a Black Widow character poster today, we also got a character poster for Nick Fury and Thor, all of which were revealed by Samuel L. Jackson over on Twitter.

I've gotta say, these character posters are WAY better than the official group poster. (I'm going to need a print of the Black Widow poster stat, please.) We should be getting posters for Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, the Vision, and I would imagine Ultron, too.

Source: Marvel.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

AGENT CARTER Interview Round-Up Post.

We still don't know if AGENT CARTER will be getting a second season, and given that ABC doesn't do renewals until May, that won't change for a couple of months yet. (Keep in mind: the ratings haven't been great, so it's still a toss-up as of right now.) This hasn't stopped the showrunners from talking about where they'd take the show in season two, including the possibility of touching on the Winter Soldier.

While talking with Zap2it, Tara Butters, one of the showrunners, talked about what she was most proud of from season one, the Zola cameo, and more!
 Zap2it: What do you think your biggest success from Season 1 was?
Tara Butters: I'm very proud of the overall arc we told. I feel like we were able to explore Peggy's character and really see a forward progression, from where she starts in the pilot as someone who is still having difficulty finding her place in the world and to where she ended in [the finale] "Valediction." I feel like you can see the character growth over the eight episodes.  

Can you share the status of Season 2?
You know, the fact of the matter is ABC is kind of notoriously late in their pickups. We'll sweat it out probably for the next at least month, if not a little bit longer, till they decide what they're going to do. I wish it wasn't the case, because the fact of the matter is any time you're building these large, serialized arcs, the more time you have in the beginning makes it so much better in the end because we can really plan things out.

Would you want to see a change in the episode order, or did eight episodes feel right to you?
I think this is a show that lives in the short order. I don't think it's a 22-episode show. I would love to see around 13 episodes. That would be my ideal because I feel like we could absolutely have done more episodes. The storytelling is there.
At the end of this season we see Toby Jones' Zola as a hint at what's to come with HYDRA and the Winter Soldier project. Is that just a tease, or is that something you plan to explore more in Season 2?
All of that stemmed out of an early conversation we had with Marvel Studios where we pitched out the season, and we obviously used Dr. Fenhoff, who is a villain from the Captain America universe. They were like, "Oh, his hypnosis could lay the groundwork for the mind control for Winter Soldier." It was like, "Oh, well, that would be great. Wouldn't it be great if we had him meet up with Zola?" It was sort of one of those things where you kind of say, "That would be really cool." And then you go, "Well could we really do that?" 

What I love about it is it really does place us into the history of the MCU in a really interesting way that continues to play out because of the "Captain America" movies. It gave a value to the series that I really love. Moving forward, absolutely there is that opportunity to explore that more, but at the same time I don't know that I would want it to be the thrust of the season either. We should be open to exploring another villain, another situation and it would be nice to touch on it here or there.
Variety was able to sit down with both Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters and discuss the final scene with Peggy in season one, how much they have laid out for a second season, and more:
 I love that you chose to end the episode — not counting the stinger — with Peggy saying goodbye to Steve. It was such a poignant place to end Peggy’s arc when we’ve been conditioned to expect big twists and high drama in an episode’s final moments. Did you always know you wanted to go out on a more grounded, emotional note when you were breaking the season?
Fazekas: I think that was a very early idea, that that would be the conclusion of her personal arc for the season — that in order to move on with her life, she had to let Cap go. So when she’s talking Howard down out of the plane, she’s talking to him, but she’s also talking to herself. And I think even [executive producers Christopher] Markus and [Stephen] McFeely had always said, “she destroys the last bottle of blood,” which makes perfect sense to me, because she could keep it, hole it up, hide it in another wall somewhere — and I think part of her wants to — but it’s more important for her to protect him than hold on to him.

Does that farewell scene represent a true sense of closure for Peggy, as far as Cap’s concerned? Would we see less of an emphasis on him in a potential season two, despite how much she’s clearly always going to love him?
Butters: I think he’s there to complicate her life when we need him.
Fazekas: But yeah, it does naturally follow that if she’s letting him go, she does have to let him go. But it also opens up all these other avenues — we even see it when Sousa asks her out.
Butters: Did you notice what he did with the crutch?
Fazekas: It wasn’t even written this way — he leans the crutch against his desk and takes a couple of steps away from it so he’s just standing in front of her without the crutch before he asks her out. It’s such a little thing but it speaks volumes. So he asks her out, she’s clearly touched by it — Hayley was lovely in that scene — but she says “I have other plans,” which she does. But she gives him — and he doesn’t see it; he’s heartbroken — but she gives him that little smile at the end of the scene, which to me says she’s open to this; either with Sousa or with someone else. For the first time, she’s open to considering, “maybe I need to have that part of my life happen also.”

Angie now knows the truth about Peggy — would you foresee her trying to get more involved in Peggy’s world going forward, or would you hope for her to remain the more grounded point in Peggy’s life? Despite Lyndsy Fonseca’s ass-kicking credentials, I kind of love seeing Angie as this tether for Peggy, to keep her connected to the real world and a few more mundane problems.
Butters: I agree, I don’t think Angie’s ever going to become a super-spy. I’d rather her be the person who’s encouraging Peggy to go on a date.
Fazekas: The person that Peggy can confide in. And now on a much more authentic level. Which isn’t to say that there isn’t fun to be had in Angie using her acting skills on the job… But no, I don’t see her ever getting heavily involved in the SSR; that’s not what I like about that character.
I don't know about all of you, but I'm hoping that the Live+7 numbers and sales numbers (season one is currently #18 on iTunes!) are enough to get us a second season. I love what they managed to accomplish within eight episodes, and I feel like it really is the perfect show to fill in the gap while S.H.I.E.L.D. is on hiatus.

Source: Zap2it & Variety.

More DAREDEVIL Details From Empire Magazine.

For a while there, it seemed as though we'd heard very little about DAREDEVIL and had seen even less. All of that has changed over the past month. And today? Not only did we get new stills from the show, a motion poster, and some key art, but we've also discovered a few interesting tidbits about the show thanks to Empire Magazine from their set visit.

A lot of people have been wondering how DAREDEVIL will fit into the MCU. There's been some speculation that the show is set before THE AVENGERS, and there's also been some speculation that the show could take place during AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. Thanks to Empire Magazine, we know that it takes place at some point after THE AVENGERS.
"We are still part of the Marvel Universe," she said, "but we are not explicitly in that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. world. We're in our own corner. So the aliens came down and ruined the city, and this is the story of Hell's Kitchen's rebuild."
As of right now, much like with AGENT CARTER, we have no clue if there will be a second season, but Steven S. DeKnight, the showrunner, is hopeful.
"We certainly hope so! I mean, it's totally up to Netflix. But I think it's a phenomenal season and we certainly end in up a place where we could tell many other stories."
And for those still worried about the red suit not appearing on the show? This should help to ease your fears:

Source: Empire Magazine &