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Upfronts Assemble: “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Extended Trailer

It’s a bird! It’s a helicarrier! It’s Agent Coulson?! Back from beyond the grave and ready to trend on Twitter (#CoulsonLives), Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) takes center stage in the newest trailer for ABC’s forthcoming Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the Avengers-spinoff series that follows the day-to-day of Nick Fury’s elite intelligence organization, offering us our most in-depth look yet at Marvel’s first foray into TV. With explosions, a superpowered J. August Richards, and Coulson dropping truth bombs on his newly assembled group of field agents, the three minute trailer is exciting, action-packed and intriguing in all the right ways.

Clearly they spent a lot of money on this production, even with the cost-cutting measure of its “superheroes without the super” conceit. Now it’s S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s turn to prove the naysayers wrong. Several burning question remain: who is J. August Richards playing? Is he Luke Cage, as some have speculated? Patriot? (Unlikely, but how cool would it be if he was playing Cloak of Cloak and Dagger fame?) Why did Coulson name his car “Lola”? Alas, we’ll have to wait until Tuesdays this fall to find out or claw our way up to Level 7 security clearance – you know, whichever happens first.

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