If you watched this week’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., then the show has begun to address the question of what happened to Agent Phil Coulson after he died in The Avengers.
Following the success of several Whedon-verse series continuing their run in the pages of comics (Buffy, Angel and Firefly), it was probably only a matter of time until other comic publishers looked to other niche genre series from the same era. And with The X-Files celebrating its twentieth anniversary this fall, the time is ripe for special agents Mulder and Scully to return.
After setting such a high standard with its creative output, we all knew at some point that Marvel Studios would give us a dud.
Up to this point, the biggest creative misstep has been Iron Man 2, but even that one had things to recommend about it. It looks like the second Iron Man has some company in the creative misstep column with the debut of Thor: The Dark World.