Disney continues its conquering of the world with its Marvel licensing, this time, hitting the small screen with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – and for those of you who saw The Avengers and wondered… yep, Clark Gregg is back. ABC has picked up the pilot, which was developed and directed by Joss Whedon. As of yet, there is no announced release date.
Here’s the description from Marvel:
Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson’s team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage, Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) expert pilot and martial artist, Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker); brilliant engineer and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet).
If I were 13 years old, this would be the greatest time ever in the history of movies and TV. Superheros everywhere! Better yet, they’re no longer considered nerdy. Unfortunately, I’m turning into one of those old and cranky men who I used to despise. I saw The Avengers twice and both times I was left meh-ing. I mean it was fine… but so is playing Bingo at 7 PM on a Tuesday night. It doesn’t mean it’s particularly inspiring or even that enjoyable.
As for the others in the new Marvel movie canon, they didn’t do much for me, although they were all mostly fine also. Just fine. I enjoyed the first two Iron Man movies (I’m one of the few left who hasn’t seen the third), but that was mostly because I’d watch Robert Downey Jr. do Pilates for two hours and I’d be crying for him to get an Oscar.
I guess this is growing up. I guess this is adulthood. I guess this is my life now.