We’re currently about halfway through the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s so-called “Phase 2,” a grouping of movies that began with Iron Man 3 and will culminate in The Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2015. Along the way we saw Thor tussling with dark elves in The Dark World, and we’ve still yet to see this year’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy. If you’re craving every bit of information you can get about Marvel Studios’ future, you’ll definitely want to set the DVR for the Marvel Studios — Assembling a Universe TV special, which premieres tonight on ABC at 8/7c. Here’s a trailer.
We reviewed the special yesterday, and while it spends most of its time focused on Marvel Studios’ history and already released films, there is still new stuff from Captain America 2 (lots) and Guardians of the Galaxy (not a lot). The biggest deal, however, is that we’ll get our first look at Joss Whedon’s Avengers 2, one of the most-anticipated flicks of an already overcrowded year. If you’re a Marvel junkie or even just curious to see what Marvel surprises us with, this is must-see TV.
Thankfully, there’s not much competition tonight. Well, not much that’s equally exciting, at least. I do love that Syfy’s Face Off is challenging contestants to create makeups based on the works of author Roald Dahl, whose frenzied imagination conjured up Willy Wonka, a giant peach, and a woman who murdered her husband with a frozen leg of lamb, then served it to the investigating detectives…
Face Off (Syfy, 9/8c) — “What a Dahl”
The artists create never-before-seen characters based on books by children’s author Roald Dahl.
Foxy & Co. (Syfy, 10/9c)
Eric Fox runs a creature-effects shop in Hollywood that employs his Face Off friends who, in the opener, work together to create dozens of zombies for an upcoming film and take on an inspirational assignment from the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Person of Interest (CBS, 10:01/9:01c) — “/”
The Machine tasks Root to find a janitor who has a mysterious past. However, when her presence endangers him, the Machine sends his number to Finch as well.