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First Look: Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' [Update]

Coulson lives.

You should know by now that a Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. TV show is coming to ABC. Agent Phil Coulson will be on the show despite the fact he was killed in The Avengers. We'll have to wait to find out how.

Marvel has released a super short teaser for the show.

Are you looking forward to the show? Do you think the idea will work on television?

Update

ABC has released a full teaser. Check it out NOW.

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i kinda hope this bombs...Coulson deserves better...so does Luke Cage

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Very exciting. That full teaser, I mean!

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some dude has a theory that IS NOT LUKE CAGE

but instead Rage from new Warriors

notice the Marvel bumper in the beggining and you'll see Rage there

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My fanboy dream would be to gradually introduce various members of the New Warriors & then have it all lead up to the explosion of Nitro in the comics which, in turn, lead to the Civil War storyline! Mphrrgle!!! Sorry, I just started drooling there... :)

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While I do hope that it is indeed Luke Cage, I think it's funny people are already hyping over that just because he's black.

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Coulson is obviously Mephisto.

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@nrgb2814 said:

Coulson is obviously Mephisto.

This makes so much sense it scares me. You heard it here first folks! Coulson is the villain in the upcoming Doctor Strange movie!

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It looks pretty good, though I was a little annoyed at having to search for the 30 second trailer on YouTube because the morons at ABC decided to region block their official one.

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spell the word S.H.E.I.L.D correctly. then Ill read this crap

Congrats on making a new account just so you could be a grammar nazi once!!! Glad to have you on the site!

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@aggravation said:

spell the word S.H.E.I.L.D correctly. then Ill read this crap

Congrats on making a new account just so you could be a grammar nazi once!!! Glad to have you on the site!

Hahahahah!!!!

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"Cette vidéo a été bloquée dans votre pays par l'utilisateur qui l'a mise en ligne." !!! Gaaaahh !

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i honestly think its cage. Maybe they tussle with him at the beginning of the season. Cage never really agreed with how shield worked

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It could just be a black guy

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@lordrequiem: For shame, you call yourself a comic book fan. Have you forgotten how powerful Thor really is and Mjolnir, or did the movie dull your senses?

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Looks interesting, but for some reason I'm still not excited.

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J. August Richards as Luke Cage? Yes, please. I always thought he was a bit like Power Man on Angel, anyways.

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powerman

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'Don't touch Lola.' Good Lord I've gotta watch this show!

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This show is gonna be glorious.

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Please work.

This show could be incredibly cool if they let Joss do his thing.

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$10 says this doesn't make it to a second season

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Comments over at io9 are already crying that the VFX aren't up to par with the Avengers film. This show isn't going to be about the VFX, nor should it be, it's about the humor. Coulson is the lead for a reason. Gonna be great.

EDIT: On Coulson coming back, I don't mind it because it seemed like it was supposed to be a plot point in Avengers that wasn't used. The whole thing with Cap's cards—I kept waiting for them to reveal Coulson on life support coming around to everyone's relief, and then the payoff is his extreme dismay at the fate of his cards.

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Looks awesome. I can't wait to watch this.

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@flameboy298 said:

Meh...I'll stick to the movie's but whats the point in bringing Coulson back?

Network television is incredibly volatile and the suits don't like taking risks. The show has to be affordable and a strong lead. Which rules out any of the big names from the movies. Coulson is the ideal fit. He doesn't need visual effects and audiences had a very good reaction to him in all his appearances in the movies. It's very hard to get audiences to latch on to new characters, so using him is a no-brainer.

This is also why we're getting Luke Cage - very cheap to produce on-screen and already very popular. He also brings along with him many characters who fit that criteria - Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Misty Knight. That's not to say they are definitely going to show up in the series alongside Luke, but the door is wide open - especially for Jessica Jones.

Also don't rule out a spin-off series. Many site have been making lists about potential franchises that could transition to the small screen and a lot of the street-level heroes are prime candidates.

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@novi_homines: I’m not sure if Samuel L. Jackson or John Favreau will make an appearance, they are pretty busy with their own schedules. SLJ isn’t only tied to the Marvel Franchise, and John Favreau is busy with his own TV show right now. It would be really cool if they had the occasional cameo, though; but, even that might be a stretch.

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Damn they have pretty good looking effects.

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I am absolutely in.

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I'll say J. August Richards isn't Luke Cage, but he just may be Power Man...didn't they bring that name back for a young kid recently?

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This looks pretty interesting, even though I don't read S.H.I.E.L.D stories.

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The longer teaser is only available in America. And I live in Britain. Damn you Whedon!!!!!

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Apparently the British are not authorised to watch this clip hmmm

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he is a skrull

u heard it here first

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new favorite show

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I'm curious if we'll see some of the FOX and Sony properties crossing over into the TV show. Usually the rights for such things are specified for movies-only and it makes me think the show would be a good place to introduce characters like Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver without the hindrance of not being able to explain them properly in Avengers 2. I also hope this means we get a good street level hero presence from this show if that is Luke Cage, I wouldn't mind seeing a recurring lawyer character who's offices are located in Hell's Kitchen or maybe even a cousin to a certain green character appearing in some capacity. This show has so much potential but sadly that also means they have so many ways to mess it up.

Anyway it looks better than Arrow so I'm happy there

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Has it not occurred to most of you complaining about Coulson that the series might be set before the Avengers? Tada. Problem solved. Get over it. And does anybody else think it makes absolutely no sense for Luke Cage to be in a SHIELD series? Not saying it isn't him, just saying it's an extremely odd choice...

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This is awesome. I hope this show turns out well. I want the real S.H.I.E.L.D. experience. If this turns out like Smallville i'm going to be pissed. (And yes I HATE Smallville)

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@viin said:

i kinda hope this bombs...Coulson deserves better...so does Luke Cage

Coulson doesn't deserve anything and neither does Cage.

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Sweet Christmas!!! People love to jump to conclusions. First of all, there are like 20 African American strong guy characters at Marvel, it's like the most common super power for a black man. Second, this cast is almost exclusively new characters created for the show. J. August Richards might very well be Luke Cage, but that is a huge leap to make based on a few seconds of footage. If that character had been white I don't think people would have jumped to it being Hyperion or Sentry, or whoever. I guess it's Marvel's fault for making a bald head and black skin Cage's only costume these days.

I think J. August Richards was awesome on Angel and Conviction, and I'm looking forward to him on the show more than anyone else. But I think he would be a bad choice for Cage. He feels too upper class for Cage, and he doesn't have the physique. I trust Whedon and Marvel to be aware of this as well.

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@chaos_burn: i couldnt tell what race he was, even with pausing it. he has a mouth mask and hood on. but when he landed he cracked the ground so some form of super strength is involved. could be a new character though

if you watch the latest, 30 second teaser, you see a scene with an black man throwing a guy around with super strength, most likely the same guy due to build and power displayed

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LUKE CAGE!!!!

NOW I WANT IRON FIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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LUKE CAGE!!!!

NOW I WANT IRON FIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This. I think its pretty safe to say that Iron Fist will be a part of this show somehow, and in someway.

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I never understood what is so great about Coulson

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Don't Touch Lola!!! LOL.

All I know is I'm both stoked and worried.

I'm stoked that Coulson is back amongst the land of the living. But his death was so good and done so perfectly in Avengers...I just hope it isn't some dumb reason or excuse on how he came back...

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Coulson Lives! Flynn Lives! Peter Parker Lives! Khan Lives!

All i think about when i read Coulson Lives is Flynn Lives, comicvine should make a shirt with the Flynn Lives design for Coulson

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If they have Luke Cage in it they just made a reason to watch TV again!

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If the plot to at LEAST one episode, is that Coulson seeks revenge for what Fury did to his precious cards, I will be happy.

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Edited By jalvarez022

Guys, FYI there's an extended trailer in which states its after the avengers not before.
Link for the lazy :P