It’s Saturday Morning is the midway point for Comic-Con, many out of towners begin to pack it up to catch flights on Sunday afternoon so this is the biggest day of the Con so lets take a look at the biggest panel of the weekend so far Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. There is now way we can discuss what went down at the panel with out spoilers being revealed so you have been warned …the mandatory SPOILER ALERT is in effect .
This panel seemed to be more Marvel fueled than ABC, Jeff Loeb starting of as the Master of Ceremonies. He was soon joined by Writers/executive producers/show runners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen followed by writer Jeff Bell and then the cast of the show before Greg Clark came out to deafening applause that was eclipsed by the fan reaction when Joss himself came out. Whedon fielded a few questions and it almost seemed planted when a girl asked if their were any clips to share and he answered “There was a whole legal thing with lawyers, So we can’t show you a clip. We’re just going to show you the episode.” Before they showed the pilot episode. Which is very much felt like a Whedon show closer to Dollhouse and Avengers than his other work, the dialogue retains the very real feeling banter than is his trademark. I have friends who aren’t familiar with his work previous to Avengers other than knowing I’m a huge Buffy freak so it didn’t catch them in the Avengers movie and might fall just as flat on the general minority would didn’t like Avengers. Cobie Smoulders reprises her role as Maria Hill on the show, though how much of a role she can have in the series remains to be seen as she is still under contract for another Season of How I Met Your Mother. It’s no secret Gregg Clark returns to play fan favorite Agent Coulson who is back from the dead. Though the story gives purposefully conflicts account of how this happened , so it looks to be another plot thread in the series, as Coulson thinks S.H.I.E.L.D just had him fake his death.
J. August Richards role has been speculated as being Luke Cage and this is not the case. He does play into the shows tie-in to Iron-man 3 , as his powers come from Extremis. That’s not the only tie in as Iron-man appears on one of the monitor screens in the control room. The movie tie-in’s to the larger Marvel Movie Universe don’t stop there, as the Super-Soldier Serum , Gamma Radiation and the Chitauri whose weapons have fallen into the wrong hands factor in, not to mention Black Widow and Thor come up in conversation. though any one of these elements.
Fans of the Whedonverse will be happy that Ron Glass — who played Book on Firefly — appears as a doctor so going forward we can hope to see many other familiar faces as casting has Buffy, Angel , Dollhouse and Firefly to pull from. The Show premieres September 24th on ABC