Wednesday, May 15, 2013

First Full Trailer for AGENTS OF SHIELD

Yesterday they released the first trailer for the upcoming TV series AGENTS OF SHIELD. The series is a television continuation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and was developed by Joss Whedon himself.

I've seen every episode of every Whedon TV, and I'm a big fan of all of them.  Combined that with the Marvel universe, and you've got me very interested.

However, depending on how they do it, I'm not sure I like them bring back Coulson.  Like everyone else, I love the character, but bringing back a character who's apparent death was central to the emotional themes of The Avengers cheapens the film on future viewings.


  1. His not being dead was somewhat hinted at before, and this is the Marvel universe, no one stays dead, with the possible exception of Illyana Rasputin, and I think they brought her back already. Oh wait, Cypher stayed dead. They didn't bring him back.

  2. I don't know that that's a good thing though. One of Whedon's most frustrating but dramatically honest axioms is that war has costs and consequences. He clearly stated such on commentary for the series finale of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

    Therefore, a main cast member died in the finale of Buffy. Multiple main cast members died throughout the final season and finale of Angel. Two main cast members died in Serenity. The conclusion to Dollhouse had world altering consequences. And then even in The Avengers, we lost someone we loved. All because war has consequences.

    Comics don't tend to hold to his axiom. People die, but you know they're coming back. It robs the story of it's dramatic power.

    If Coulson simple didn't die and they tricked us, war doesn't have consequences. When people die, a little trickery and they're back. Thus when you have someone die, the audience knows they can always come back. It's particularly bad if bringing the dead person back has no cost. Thus, I don't mind something like bringing Spock back from the dead because the cost to do so was severe.