The buzz around 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' is going nuclear. The upcoming action-drama series is ABC's biggest hope and a sure-fire hit, based on the built-in existing fanbase of the Marvel Universe series of feature films. A television series centered around human and superhuman characters living and working in a world with Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, The Hulk and others? The potential for drama is immense and the possibility of further familiar faces cropping up throughout the series is too tempting to pass up.
Blockbuster feature film writer and director Joss Whedon wrote the series, as he has such smash hits as 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and 'Angel.' Fan-favorite actor Clark Gregg is returning to reprise his fan-favorite role from 'Marvel's The Avengers,' Agent Phil Coulson. Cobie Smulders ('How I Met Your Mother') is appearing, reprising her role as Agent Maria Hill. Ming-Na Wen will be there, kicking ass; Whedonverse-regular J. August Richards has a feature role in the pilot, as well. And last but not least, David Conrad ('Ghost Whisperer') just booked a top-secret role on the series. There is a lot to be excited about when it comes to 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'
We still have almost two entire months before the first episode of 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' airs on ABC... so how about a slew of behind-the-scenes photos to tide you over?
There's Agent Phil Coulson himself, back in action--however just how he is breathing, speaking and living remains a mystery. As those who saw 'Marvel's The Avengers' know (and really: who didn't see that movie??), Coulson was impaled and seemingly killed by Thor's brother, Loki. The mystery surrounding Coulson's survival is one of the key points of interest going into the pilot.
Like many other characters, the identity of J. August Richards' character has remained a secret, prompting many to speculate that it is a familiar character from the world of pages, panels and gutters...
And who doesn't want to see Ming-Na Wen in an authoritative role?
The fact that the series will primarily focus on normal human characters in a world of superheroes offers a new twist and intrigue on the tried-and-tested superhero formula.
Fans were elated to learn that Maria Hill would be appearing in the television series, making the leap from the big screen. Will other Marvel feature film characters follow?
And we leave you with the man behind it all... Joss Whedon himself.
How excited are you for September 24th?