Agents of SHIELD has become one of the most highly-regarded shows on ABC. Though the first episode aired just in 2013, it has gained a massive following and is watched by millions. However, despite the fact that the show has spent a considerable amount of time in the spotlight and under the scrutiny of the public eye, there are still some things that many people don’t know. With that in mind, here PPcorn presents a list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about Agents of SHIELD.
Number Fifteen: The Costumes Are Designed to Evolve With the Show
It’s trie. The costume designer for Agents of SHIELD purposefully designs the characters’ costumes to develop as the character develops with the show.
Number Fourteen: There’s a Reason the Music Sounds Familiar
If you get deja vu every time you watch the show, there’s a reason. The composer for Agents of SHIELD is none other than the same man who composed music for both Battlestar Galactica and The Walking Dead.
Number Thirteen: Agents of SHIELD Isn’t Set on Earth
In fact, the show takes place in Marvel’s cinematic universe. Which is also known by comic book fans as Earth 199999.
Number Twelve: Two Agents Share Their Birthdays With the Actors Who Play Them
It’s true! Agents Jemma Simmons and Grant Ward have the same birthdays as the people who play them – Elizbeth Henstridge and Brett Dalton, respectively.
Number Eleven: Two Characters Were Inspired by Ocean’s Eleven
It’s true. The characters of scientists Fitz and Simmons, played by Iain De Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge, were inspired by the characters of the Malloy brothers in Ocean’s Eleven.
Number Ten: Brett Dalton Went to Clown School
Dalton plays Agent Ward, and apparently, he actually went to clown school! Maybe his education helps him with his stunts.
Number Nine: The Actors Didn’t Know Much Backstory When They Started
Before they began filming, the core actors really didn’t know much about their characters. According to Ming-Na Wen, she was only told her character’s name and a very brief synopsis of her character’s life.
Number Eight: The Stunts Featured on the Show Are Collaborative
While some scenes may require a character to have up to three stunt doubles, the actors all learn their character’s choreography as well. Ming-Na Wen has said that she learns her character’s choreography and performs everything she can unless it’s really dangerous.
Number Seven: There Might Be Some Cameos by the Avengers
Though it hasn’t been officially confirmed. There have been hints that some of the Avengers might make a cameo in the show.
Number Six: The Schedule Requires a Lot of Work
The show begins filming on June first, and it continues until the second week of May. That leaves hardly any downtime for the characters!
Number Five: The Cast Members Prank Each Other
Though we mentioned that the show requires a lot of work, the cast members still find time to have fun. They occasionally play pranks on each other, and one of the funniest instances of these pranks was when Chloe Bennet reportedly filled Iain De Caestecker’s car and trailer with snow!
Number Four: Chloe Bennet Uses Google to Her Advantage
Bennet’s character has to use a lot of complicated words for her lines. In an effort not to sound detached from her character, Bennet researches the terms she doesn’t know so she can truly be her character.
Number Three: Elizabeth Henstridge Called Clark Gregg the Wrong Name
For the entire first week of shooting, Henstridge called Gregg “Greg,” rather than Clark. Gregg didn’t even correct her!
Number Two: De Caestacker Was Shocked by One of the Episodes
At the table read for the episode titled “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” De Caestacker was so shocked by the twist that he refused to believe it. He reportedly responded to the table read by saying “It’s not true” and crossing his arms.
Number One: It’s All Part of Marvel’s Big Picture
While the show’s writers have a relatively free reign on what they can do, there are obviously some limitations. For example, they can’t just kill off Captain America. The writers view the limitations as more of a puzzle than an obstacle. We hope you enjoyed our list of 15 facts you didn’t know about Agents of SHIELD!