Earlier this week, we saw the first teaser trailer for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the ABC TV series that will expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the realm of the small screen, and feature Agent Coulson teaming up with a ragtag band of misfits who will eventually become a family while battling evil, because that’s what happens in almost every Joss Whedon-led project. The teaser was OK, but didn’t offer much. That changes now, as we have the full-length trailer for the new series.
And it pretty much confirms what we wrote above—a bunch of attractive people get banded together by Coulson to “protect the ordinary” from the extraordinary.
While the series does have an interesting premise—a ‘behind the scenes’ look at what goes on in the Marvel Cinematic Universe when Tony Stark isn’t busy quipping and Hulk isn’t going around smashing—but that is also something of a problem, as those moments that we’re not seeing tend to be the most enjoyable of Marvel’s films. But hey, Whedon wrote and directed the pilot, and will be overseeing the series, so there’s hope. There are also lots of jokes about the series’ silly name, so at least it’s self aware.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will air on Tuesdays this fall on ABC, and stars Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, and Chloe Bennet.
What do you think of the trailer?