Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
A perfect night in with EE
Win £200 to spend on the perfect night in
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Orphan Black Season 3 Trailer Brings On The Clones
Meet the men of Project Castor...
Warner Bros. Puts Sundays In Its Diary
Planning to adapt Mischa Rozema's short film
Viola Davis Takes Custody
Catalina Sandino Moreno also set for the courtroom drama
New Trailer For Spooks: The Greater Good
It's Harry's game
Jake Gyllenhaal And Amy Adams On For Nocturnal Animals
On for Tom Ford's thriller
New Moomins On The Riviera Trailer Arrives
Dark of the Moomin
Idris Elba In Talks For Star Trek 3
As the film's villain
Ben Mendelsohn Circling Rogue One
He may co-star with Felicity Jones
Bryan Singer Casts Jubilee For X-Men: Apocalypse
Lana Condor will be the newest mutant
Sony Scores Rights To Robotech
Planning live-action franchise from classic anime
Sam Taylor-Johnson Officially Exits Fifty Shades Darker
Director vacates the red room
Hannibal Writer Turns To Friday The 13th
Nick Antosca to script the next Jason Voorhees
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
16 March 2015
Avengers: Age Of Ultron Character Posters Fly In
Update: Ultron crashes the party
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Avengers: Age Of Ultron
24 April 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Labor Day (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Much Ado About Nothing (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Avengers Assemble (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Avengers Assemble (2012)
Empire Star Rating
The Cabin In The Woods (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Ming-Na Wen Joins S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series
She'll work with Clark Gregg

25 October 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Ming-Na Wen

We know that on top finding cool new things for Tony Stark and co to do in the Avengers sequel, Joss Whedon is putting together the cast he needs for the new S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series that will expand the Marvel universe on the small screen. He already has Clark Gregg set to return as Agent Phil Coulson, and is now adding another major character, with Ming-Na Wen on as Agent Melinda May.

She’s described as a combat veteran; thoughtful and a little damaged by her experiences in the field. But Melinda is also an ace pilot and a weapons expert, not to mention a solider who can perform above and beyond the call of duty.

Given Whedon’s reputation for strong, fully-formed female characters, we expect good things. While Wen – now using her full name again after a few years of just Ming-Na) – has enjoyed a few big film roles (such as The Joy Luck Club), she’s mostly been a star on TV, appearing in shows including ER, Eureka, Two And A Half Men and Stargate Universe.

The S.H.I.E.LD. pilot, which Whedon has co-written with Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, is still squatting at the top of our must-see list for next year’s crop of new US shows. Assuming it makes the cut, of course...


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Screenwriter For Mass Effect
Shepard gets an overhaul
Arrested Development S4 Extended?
Update: More episodes will be shot!


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire Meets Alison Brie
The Get Hard star on Ken Jeong, Toto and her favourite episode of Community

17 ‘What The?’ TV Cameos From Film Directors
From Spike Jonze as a music exec to Peter Bogdanovich as… himself?

Empire Meets Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
On A Second Chance, Game Of Thrones pranks and Headhunters' poo scene

The Secrets Behind 44 Classic Cinema Sound Effects
No really, the Ringwraiths are actually plastic cups...

The 30 Greatest Superhero Movies Of All Time
Empire readers pick their top super flicks

10 Videos Every Tom Hanks Fan Should Have Watched By Now
Of course, everyone in the world is a Tom Hanks fan…

21 Great Movie Cons
Fleece your friends with these duplicitous devices...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)