Marvel’s fans will be glued to their television tonight as the highly anticipated Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is set to premiere. Avid Marvel gurus will have a large magnifier on the show, hoping to piece together the obvious question, Is Phil Coulson still alive? For all other viewers, we are wondering if the big screen production of films like The Avengers will be as explosive and mind-blowing on the small screen.
The anticipation for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is slowly growing as the trailer alone appears as a full-length movie. The graphics and visuals are tantalizingly exciting, equipped with explosives, genius agents and new super heroes.
Joss Whedon is the mastermind behind this spin-off from his 2012 Marvel’s The Avengers, but Whedon is no stranger to the small screen. His previous works include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which was grippingly addicting for the 90s generation until its last episode.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has the same potential as Buffy to grow into a cult classic. In an interview with Comic-Con International, Whedon teases fans about the resurrection of agent Phil Coulson, “ Well in episode 3 we will reveal he is made of cheese” he jokes. “That is obviously something we are clearly planning to tease out, he continues, “it’s not really about what happened, we make it clear that something happened and it’s gonna be about him dealing with it.” He later revealed that there will be teasers and references to the films but it will also create original pieces for the series to evolve with.
Clark Gregg returns as Agent Coulson who has addressed the undying fear that the show will not reflect the same amazing action sequences as its big screen counterparts, “I thought we were going to get the TV version [of the Marvel movies], which would be a lot of meetings in boardrooms and then a big sequence at the end, and so far that is not what they're doing at all."
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is said to be a new vision for Whedon’s usual directorial choices but is a collaboration of excellent writers like Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen that make it sharp and clever for the extent of the pilot. The dialogue is noted to be quick and witty with an air of mystery that will leave most fans asking for more.
Fans will have to anxiously await tonight’s premiere to give their two cents, no doubt ensuing an array of opinionated Marvel experts on social media.
Tune in to ABC tonight for the premiere of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. at 8/7c. If you can’t watch tonight’s episode, an encore is set for Thursday, September 26 at 8/7c.