A new, extended teaser trailer for Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD has been released and sheds new light on what can be expected from the upcoming series. It would appear that the majority of things to be excited about revolve around Clark Gregg’s Phil Coulson. Yes he’s back and very very badass once again!
I love the feel of everything on display here. It seems to be episodic but with an overarching narrative to necessitate watching every single episode (as if there was any doubt of that). The dialogue is fun, seemingly written by or very much in the style of Joss Whedon, with some great back and forths; particularly the interrogation scene (“there are two ways we can do this”…..”oh, is one of them the easy way?”……”no”) which in true Whedon fashion both plays to and deconstructs the expected tropes.
I also just love that Marvel continues to put out one incredible piece of storytelling after another, all of which tie into one large universe. They continue to press on with this cross platform mega plan which will surely wind up in a George RR Martin level of lineage and continuity issues at some stage, but for now is just a hell of a lot of fun.
I can only hope that aside from the generic looking superheroes in this trailer we may actually get introduced to new Marvel legacy characters that will go on to star in new Avengers films or just films of their own. I would love to see a Black Panther story sometime soon, whether on TV or silver screen and if they could find it in their hearts to chuck in a little bit more Hulk anywhere at all I will love them forever.
For now though I’m just very excited for this series to start and Coulson to show us all what Lola can do!