By Dave Bouressa
After Marvel's "The Avengers" took off in theaters last year, Marvel fans have been wanting to see more of S.H.I.E.L.D., the agency responsible for getting The Avengers together, and monitering "Super Hero" activity.
Marvel announced many months ago that a S.H.I.E.L.D TV show was in the works, and after several ten second long teasers, the full length trailer has finally been released.
Clark Gregg will be reprising his role as Phil Coulson in the series. However, Coulson was killed by Loki in The Avengers, which was the glue that finally put The Avengers together. How could he be alive? He was pierced through the heart. We saw him die. Well, there are a few theories...
In the Marvel Universe, there are things called "life-model decoys". Life-Model Decoys (LMD's) are a S.H.I.E.L.D. designed robot that takes the form of a living person, that the owner can see through, speak through, and control everything the LMD does.
So was Coulson in The Avengers a life-model decoy? And if so, what about his appearance in every other Marvel "Phase 1" films (Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America)? Was Coulson actually killed in the Avengers and the Coulson we are seeing in the series could be the life-model decoy? Could Nick Fury be behind all of this? How much does Fury know?
Several theories have been circulating around this mystery, but the only way to find out will be to watch the show.
It is important to note that this series is specifically about S.H.I.E.L.D and not the Marvel Heroes like Iron Man, Thor, etc. However, should Robert Downy Jr decide to make a brief appearance, I'm sure fans would not object.
With Joss Whedon directing the series, it will be interesting to see how the future of the show holds up. Whedon has an infamous history with having great shows that are cancelled well before their time, however, his reputation since The Avengers has skyrocketed him to "he-can-do-no-wrong" status among Marvel fans, so hopefully that will stand true and the series will last for quite some time, possibly leading into other Marvel "Phase 2" (Iron Man 3, Captain America 2, Thor 2) or even "Phase 3" (Iron Man 4, Ant Man) films.
"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." comes to ABC this Fall.
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