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MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Comic Con Panel Recap and World Premiere

Posted on July 19, 2013 at 6:23 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


Joss Whedon’s return to television, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., arrived at San Diego Comic Con under a shroud of mystery. Who would be in attendance? Would they bring footage? Would it be awesome? Executive Producer Jeph Loeb wasted no time, taking the stage and introducing writers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Trancharoen, executive producer Jeffrey Bell, stars Elizabeth Henstridge, Ian De Caestecker, Chloe Bennet, Brett Dalton, Ming-Na Wen, Clark Gregg, and creator Joss Whedon. The lucky audience was also treated to the world-premiere of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

After all the intros, they opened the floor to questions. There were only 3 questions:

  • When asked if the audience would get a chance to see heroes and villains from the Marvel universe, Whedon said, “Probably, but I can’t say when because that would be spoiling it.” The show will definitely introduce new heroes that we’ve never seen before.
  • Loeb shut down the possibility of ever seeing Deadpool in the series, before surprising the audience by announcing that they would be premiering S.H.I.E.L.D.’s pilot.

Loeb was insistant that no one should spoil the pilot, here are a couple highlights from the premiere (minor spoilers):

  • If you are looking for “The Avengers: The TV Show” you’re in the wrong place.  Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D focuses on the agents, and their daily fight to keep us safe.
  • The Avengers are shown…as action figures.
  • The pilot explains how Agent Coulson got over being dead, and it actually makes sense.
  • The agents on the show are given a fun variety of technology and gadgetry.
  • The response was universally positive. If you are a fan of the Marvel cinematic universe, this is going to be your show.

After the screening, the audience was allowed to ask a few questions:

  • Gregg was asked what it was like to put on the suit again. “I didn’t like being dead,” he replied. He’s happy that fans were the ones to bring him back.
  • Bennet, who plays the character of Skye, talked about her audition process. She went to it six times and admitted to crying when she found out she had gotten the part.
  • As for what’s coming up for the series, the only thing Bell revealed was the extent of the budget. “We’re spending way too much money to make the following episode,” he concluded.

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