Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D Trailer Is Here

After the smash-hit success of The Avengers, Joss Whedon has decided to follow-up the saga on our TV screens with a new series called Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Here's the first trailer.

Interestingly, it's set to air after the events of The Avengers. (Avengers spoilers incoming) You may remember that Agent Phil Coulson was murdered by Loki in aboard the Helicarrier, so how is Clark Gregg back reprising the role in the new TV series?

We'll have to wait for the werid, comic book-esque explanation of his resurrection, I guess.

From the first 30 second trailer, it looks like Alphas set in the Marvel universe, which is great. [io9]


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    They gave the impression he died. Neither a flat-line heart rate was shown, nor was he buried. Fury just made them think he was dead so the Heroes would "Avenge" him.

    Hell yes!! any word on when this will be screening?

    His eyes became dead and unblinking, mid-sentence. Jackson even got his slow-mo sad face on.

      comic book universe where aliens, magic, gods and non existent technology exists
      yet resurrecting a dead person is so unbelieveable? please

    I dunno, I didn't get the impression from that trailer that it's set after the events of the Avengers. Sure it says "The saga that began in the Avengers continues on television", but that could mean anything really. It could mean it's a direct sequel series, but it's not a definite thing.

    For all we know this is effectively a prequel series about how SHIELD was initially formed and the various cases they undertook leading up to their first appearance in the Marvel movies and what they were doing behind the scenes while those movies were focusing on the theme hero.

      It's been confirmed by ABC that it's set after http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/01/11/no-its-not-a-prequel-abc-president-confirms-shield-takes-place-after-the-avengers

    It could be, probably is, a Life Model Decoy, Tony mentioned them briefly in Iron Man 2.
    Basically it's a robot more or less indistinguishable from a real person, unless it's damaged.
    EDIT: Actually, he mentions it at the start of "The Avengers", so if it is set after the Avengers, and the bonus on the BluRay suggests it is, then there's a good chance he'lll be appearing as a LMD due to his popularity. Of they could just be doing a comic book resurreection. Very few characters stay dead in the MArvel Universe, apart form the zombies.

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    Love Joss Whedon's work but has he made anything science fiction that actually didn't get cut short as a series? Buffy and Angle aren't SciFi by the way.. :)

      Dollhouse got two seasons.

        Ah, forgot about that one, mainly because I didn't watch it. :)

          You missed out, season 1 was okay and kind of one off stories with a bit of ongoing story, but season 2 (and the final episodes of each season that were set in the future) were awesome, definitely worth it for any whedon fan.

    It's set after avengers. Here's a snippet from the Wikipedia entry for the show:

    At the 2013 South by Southwest festival, Joss Whedon confirmed that Coulson is alive in the series, despite his apparent death at the hands of Loki in The Avengers. When describing his character's return from the dead, Gregg said, "When Joss described to me the mystery… and the complexity and the unanswered questions about Phil Coulson standing there trying to deal with this, I found it so fascinating and so true to the world of the comics and mythology in general as I understand them that I was immediately in."

    Given that Joss and Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen are all involved, I wonder if we will see Dr Horrible and the Evil League of Evil.

    Maybe he has the power to come back to life.

    looks great, hope it keeps the budget to pull off scenes that can match the films each week.

    i don't think it will be a direct sequel, as Joss recently joked about having a hard time now writing certain elements of Avengers 2 (or whatever it will be called) due to apparent plot points laid out in Iron Man 3 (which i'm yet to see).

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    Buffy and Angel are fantasy and had elements of sci-fi at times and as superheroes often come under sci-fi, fantasy and the supernatural and Whedon's Firefly is still immensely popular, referenced and mourned I think it's fair to say it was Fox's stupidity and not some lacking of Joss's that had it cut short

    I just hope they don't use any second rate actors to supplement the main movie characters roles for TV cameos.

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