It’s here, it’s really here! Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ has at long last premiered its pilot episode, bringing Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) back from his ‘Avengers’ fate to lead an entirely new team through weird and wonderful cases of the Marvel universe. We’ve spoken at length about measuring our expectations, as well as how the series will integrate with the larger Marvel movies, but how does the premiere ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' pilot finally stack up? Is Marvel’s first live-action series a hit or miss?
It's less than a month before Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' premieres on ABC on September 24, but that hasn't stopped ABC from going behind the scenes with the new 'Avengers'-adjacent series' cast to preview the action. The latest featurette puts the whole cast together to preview new footage and show off the strange new dynamic between the ragtag team led by Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg), and the Marvel movies at large!
The same words that launched Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' over a year ago have also provided us with our best look yet into ABC's new superhero-adjacent pilot: Coulson lives! Phil is back and better than ever, cracking wise in the new Level 7 promo for Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' but is the card-collecting super-spy offering up any new details of his mysterious resurrection?
Late last night brought the news that yet another cinematic Marvel heavy-hitter had interest in joining Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' but there are still plenty from the team we've yet to formally meet! The latest to receive the spotlight in advance of the September 24 premiere is mysterious "Rising Tide" hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet), whom Agent Coulson will need in order to complete his team.
In the early days of the Marvel movie universe, Clark Gregg's Agent Coulson was the glue tying all of the films together. It all culminated with 'The Avengers,' where his links to each team member helped drive the story and connect each hero together. However, with the Marvel movies now sustaining themselves, he's become a luxury, not a requirement: everyone's favorite government official will not be in 'The Avengers 2,' now titled 'Age of Ultron.'
We're less than a week away from Comic-Con 2013, wherein 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' fans will likely get a first look at the pilot, if not some major new details on the series. First and foremost on everyone's minds are certainly the circumstances of Agent Coulson's resurrection, as well as the role 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' will have to the Marvel movies, so what new details does writer Jed Whedon have to offer?
Apart from a resurrected Agent Coulson, Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' excites us the most for its ability to tie into the Marvel Cinematic Universe on a weekly basis, rather than waiting for each individual movie. So, which of Marvel's upcoming slate will have the most direct tie into 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?' Why, 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' says series star Clark Gregg!
Although the peak of his supporting-player participation came to a head in 'The Avengers,' Clark Gregg has always provided the heart and soul of many movies that otherwise lacked them. And in 'Much Ado About Nothing,' he’s the voice of outrage, the protector of a young woman’s virtue, even as a swirling ensemble of characters conspires to impugn it. Oddly, the two films share more in common than their writer-director, Joss Whedon – namely, that both utilize Gregg’s performance as a catalyst for the story to find its footing and pay off with the emotional strength that’s suggested in the text.
We sat down with Gregg at the recent Los Angeles press day for Much Ado About Nothing, where the gifted character actor talked about how he made the transition from working on one of the biggest films of all time, to one decidedly much smaller. In addition to describing the process of breaking down the language of Shakespeare’s iconic play to its most visceral elements, he offered insights into his expanding collaboration with Whedon, and revealed a few details about how his character Agent Coulson will not only be revived, but further explored in the upcoming television series 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'
Merciful Zeus, it's here! The full-length 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' trailer has been released, unveiling Agent Coulson's (Clark Gregg) new team of heroes to the world in the wake of Marvel's 'The Avengers,' and we can't stop watching it again and again! Join Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' and check out the epic full trailer for the new series premiering this fall!
Days later and we're still hard pressed to believe that Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series will adorn our TVs every Tuesday night. The newest Marvel Universe addition will premiere this fall with a pilot directed by Joss Whedon himself, but now that Coulson lives, are you ready to meet the rest of the cast! Check out the latest photos from Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series inside.