The guest roster on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” has pulled in some pretty great names, and according to a scoop by TV Guide, we can now add actress Lucy Lawless to that list.
Lawless made a name for herself headlining the “Xena” series, and went on to co-star on other genre series including “Spartacus” and the reboot of “Battlestar Galactica.” No details have been revealed as to what her character will be and how long an arc she’ll be around for, but I’m sure all will be revealed in the next month or two.
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” will return for a second season on Tuesday, September 23, at its new time slot of 9pm (ET). If you need to catch up on season one first, the box set of DVDs will be available from Amazon on September 9, 2014.
After it’s debut this week, audiences and critics have showered Disney’s newest stage production, “Shakespeare in Love,” with high praise. The play is an adaption of the 1998 movie of the same name and has just opened in London’s West End theater district.
Here’s the basis plot synopsis:
Plagued by debt, tormented by writer’s block and in desperate need of a new hit, promising new playwright Will Shakespeare finds his muse in the form of passionate young noblewoman, Viola De Lesseps. Their forbidden love soon draws everyone, including Queen Elizabeth herself, into the drama and inspires Will to write the greatest love story of all time, Romeo and Juliet.
Disney Theatrical has also released a trailer for the play.
That looks fantastic! No word on if the play will move state-side. Disney Theatrical President Thomas Schumacher has said they’re just focused on having a great production in London right now.
Star Wars Rebels, a new animated tv show coming to Disney Channel and Disney XD in October, fills the gap between episodes III and IV. The Jedi have been wiped out and the Empire spreads tyranny through the galaxy. Hope runs thin. But on the small planet of Lothal a big change is looming. A group of rebels meet a 14-year-old con artist named Ezra and soon it’s clear their destinies are linked. Aboard their ship, the Ghost, Ezra and the rebels embark on an adventure to ignite a rebellion and strike back against the Empire.
Here’s a new extended trailer:
We recently learned that Jason Isaacs will join the show as The Inquisitor. One of the main bad guys for the series.
The Holonet is active and helping promote the show too.
I’ll start this review with an admission that I wasn’t totally won over by last year’s “Planes,” so I was expecting more of the same. I had the opportunity to see “Planes: Fire & Rescue” last month during a Disney Parks Blog event, and was pleasantly surprised to find I enjoyed it quite a bit.
In this sequel, Dusty decides to help out Radiator Springs by becoming an aerial firefighter and is sent to Piston Peak National Park to train. There he meets up with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous team, including feisty super scooper Dipper, Native American helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a group of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers.
Fighting forest fires isn’t easy, and when a huge blaze breaks out in the park, threatening a group of vacationers, Dusty learns what it really takes to be a hero. There are also lessons thrown in for the youngsters about loyalty and respect.