According to IGN and SuperHeroHype, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been ordered from pilot to TV series in one of the most unsurprising pieces of news yet. Coming off the back of not only the world’s third most successful box office hit ever, The Avengers, and Iron Man 3 (which is already on its way to $800 million globally), this seems like a no brainer.
The other little bit of leaky news today is that a small 6-second piece of viral footage, purportedly from the pilot, has surfaced. It seems to involved the Hulk (or possibly the Abomination?) being papped by someone super secret. Marvel/Disney has been promptly taking these down, so don’t be surprised if it disappears by the time you try to look it up. Could this be what the long-rumoured Hulk TV project has morphed into?
Here’s the show’s official synopsis:
Joss Whedon shows us not all heroes are super with “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
Fresh from his role in the summer’s box office smash, Marvel’s The Avengers, 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.
Executive Produced and co-written by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen (“Dollhouse,” “Dr.Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”), Jeffrey Bell (“Angel,” “Alias”) and Jeph Loeb (“Smallville,” “Lost,” “Heroes”) comes Marvel’s first live-action TV series, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
Let the speculation commence. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is expected to debut in the Fall 2013 season. We’ll probably know more come July when San Diego Comic-Con is on.