The Marvel film/book/tv juggerglomerate plot grows thicker this week as ABC announced that the November 19th episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will pick up right where the plot of Thor: The Dark World leaves off. First of all, that only gives you 11 days to see the Thor sequel in the theater lest you be spoiled by the TV show. Secondly, though they’ve not confirmed any cameos from the Thor stable of actors, I would be mightily surprised if we didn’t get one. Thirdly, gah! How nefarious! It’s bad enough we have to keep up with all the Marvel single character films in order to fully enjoy Whedon-licious Avengers, now we have to watch the show too?
I’m still watching Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. for two very specific reasons…
…but I understand if/that many of you have given up on it. Maybe the promise of prolonged Thor plot isn’t enough to bring you back, but what of that cameo lure? Both Maria Hill and Nick Fury were absolutely delightful on the show. What if you miss a little televisual Hiddlestoning? Or, more likely, given the show’s penchant for shiny-haired, vacuous things, a concussed looking Natalie Portman? You know, something like this.
So what do you say, folks, is Portman’s glassy-eyed stare enough to compel you to keep watching S.H.I.E.L.D.?
UPDATE: The episode will be directed by Jonathan Frakes aka Commander William T. Riker of the Starship Enterprise. Resistance truly is futile, people.