If you are a fan of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, then you have probably been feeling down lately. The superhero series is on its midseason break at the moment, leaving audiences with a hole in their regular TV scheduling. ABC has taken measures to ease the pain fans feel by creating a special spin-off miniseries inspired by Agents of SHIELD called Slingshot. And, now, the entire series has been released online.
Housed on ABC’s Youtube, fans can watch all six episodes at their leisure. The episodes, which run between 3-5 minutes, follow the Secret Warrior Yo-Yo as she begins to confront her dark, dangerous past.
Recently, ABC also confirmed that Slingshot would feature the directorial debut by Joe Quesada. “Joe Quesada is one of the legendary, Shaolin ninja-priests of Marvel,” Agents of SHIELD’s Clark Gregg told fans. “We’ve been friends for a long time and it's really a treat to get him to be out here and to get to work with him the first time he directs something.”
The chief creative officer and former editor-in-chief is someone who millions of comic book readers are familiar with. However, Slingshot’s Natalia Cordova-Bucky confessed she was unfamiliar with him until he helped bring her character’s miniseries to life.
“Firstly, his storyboards felt like it was a comic book; like I was watching myself drawn into a comic book,” Cordova-Buckley said.
Quesada also commented on his cinematic future and said he would be interested in pursuing other television project in the future. “Where I saw my career going...was to continue working in comics and then graduate to directing either in film or in television,” Quesada recalls. “Then the Marvel gig came up and life took a different track. So now, it's interesting how it came back around full circle.”
You can check out the episodes below with their synopses if you’re wanting to watch the Slingshot.
Now that Daisy has returned to S.H.I.E.L.D., Yo-Yo wants to talk to her about a secret the two of them share. In a flashback, we start to learn about the day Yo-Yo signed the Sokovia Accords. But we also discover Yo-Yo is tracking a dangerous threat from her past.
Director Mace talks Yo-Yo through the signing of the Sokovia Accords. There are regulations to follow and severe consequences if the agreement is broken. When Yo-Yo feels that bureaucracy is getting in the way of her mission, she’s faced with a difficult choice.
Yo-Yo is eager to further her personal mission, but must first report to the lab. While Fitz-Simmons complete Yo-Yo’s Inhuman registration, she must find a way to continue her secret agenda, and hide the truth from Mack.
After Agent May confronts Yo-Yo, Yo-Yo reunites with an old acquaintance and digs up the past.
Yo-Yo finds herself held captive by Ramon and discovers he has a connection to an old foe of S.H.I.E.L.D. When some unexpected help arrives, Yo-Yo gets her chance to exact vengeance against the man who caused her family pain.
Yo-Yo continues her personal mission of vengeance and must decide if she will cross the line and take a life in her quest for revenge. In the aftermath of her covert adventure, Yo-Yo weighs her commitment to the S.H.I.E.L.D. team.
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