Friday, February 28, 2014

ABC to air Marvel special with 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' sneak peek

From EW:
An early glimpse of Marvel’s eagerly anticipated Avengers sequel will be on ABC next month.

The network will air Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe, a one-hour specials that goes behind the scenes of the comic-media empire.

The special promises a “sneak peek” of an undisclosed nature from next year’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron, plus new footage from other Marvel Studios future theatrical releases — including April’s Captain America: The Winter Solider and August’s Guardians of The Galaxy.

The show will also delve into ABC’s freshman drama Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., including new preview footage from upcoming episodes.

The docu-special promises to give viewers a “front row seat to the inception of Marvel Studios, the record-breaking films, the cultural phenomenon, and further expansion of the universe by Marvel Television.”

Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe will premiere Tuesday, March 18 at 8 p.m.

This is exciting and all, especially with the sneak peek, but I'm a bit worried about the fact that this will take Agents of SHIELD's slot that week. Hopefully this doesn't mean that ABC is worried about their numbers. Plus, I actually quite like the show and hate how many breaks they've been getting. I would remain positive and believe that it's just for scheduling purposes, so the crossover episodes line up with the movies.