Agent Coulson returns in a TV spot showcasing the television tie-in to The Avengers.
The Avengers was a success to the tune of $1.5 billion. Disney, being a company that likes copious amounts of cash, has understandably been interested in expanding on its Marvel properties both with new movies and a new television show. In August of 2012, ABC, also owned by Disney, ordered a pilot for S.H.I.E.L.D., a live-action television show written by Avengers-writer/director Joss Whedon and taking place alongside Disney's Marvel film franchises.
Eager to get the show moving, ABC fast-tracked the pilot in January of 2013, and a few days ago confirmed that it had ordered a season of the show, now called Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which is set to debut this fall. Now, it has now released a full promo for eager fans to enjoy.
The TV spot, which aired during the season finale of Once Upon a Time, is pretty action heavy, showing off explosions, fast cars, and a few hints of superpowers here and there. It also features Gregg Clark, aka Agent Phil Coulson, who was previously confirmed to be returning to the role in spite of some unfortunate business in The Avengers. According to Couslon, who is still rocking the everyman cool he perfected in the Marvel films, "It's not just spy versus spy anymore. The whole world's in on the action."
It will be interesting to see where ABC, Disney and Marvel take Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Disney and Marvel already performed a feat in the creation of the interconnected film continuity that led The Avengers. Adding further complexity with an ongoing television series is another ambitious move and could easily serve as a platform for the launch of new superhero film and television franchises to bolster the company's growing stable of cash cows. All in all, it looks to be good news for fans, if only because Joss Whedon at the helm of a TV show is always fun. Here's hoping we get more than fourteen episodes of this one.