IGN has officially confirmed that ABC has picked up Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. This seems like seems logical choice since The Avengers made a billion dollars and Disney owns both Marvel and ABC. Regardless, the Joss Whedon written and directed pilot should make its way to television this fall.
The other big news is that “footage” has leaked from the pilot (below). The footage contains what appears to be a Hulk like creature. Is it the Hulk? Is it Abomination? The debate is on and it’s starting to become the modern “Patterson- Gimlin Bigfoot Footage”.
Synopsis: Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) returns to the worldwide law enforcement organization S.H.I.E.L.D. He puts together a small, highly trained, team of Agents to tackle the cases that haven’t been classified yet, the new, the strange and the unknown. That team consists of straight arrow Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), an expert in combat and espionage; pilot and martial artist Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen); and brilliant if socially awkward scientists Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge). They’ll be joined by civilian new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet). Prepare for an epic adventure that showcases the hope and wonder of the human spirit. This is a world of Super Heroes, aliens and the unusual – of action, spectacle and world spanning stories. The show will speak to the human condition through the lens of our very human, non-powered S.H.I.E.L.D agents – that together we are greater than we are apart, and that we can make a difference in the world.
The series will star lark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet and J. August Richards.