Smulders in Agents of SHIELD pilot

Tonight, at last, ABC premieres Joss Whedon’s new TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  Expanding from the mega-hit movie series of superhero flicks that led up to last year’s The Avengers, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is taking a queue from the CW’s DC Comics series Arrow:  It will focus on the non-superhero aspects of the comic book universe, introducing a new team of characters to help explain this shadow organization called S.H.I.E.L.D.

We work the cases S.H.I.E.L.D. hasn’t classified.  We investigate the bizarre.  The strange.  The unknown.  To protect the ordinary from the extraordinary.  Welcome to Level 7.

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Don’t look for Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury or Iron Man, The Hulk, Thor, or any of the other major Marvel superheroes, at least in the initial episodes, although there may be known Marvel villains in the first season.  But look for two major links to the Marvel movies in tonight’s premiere.  First is a visit from Agent Maria Hill, played by Cobie Smulders.  Smulders’ performance as Hill elevated the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent to near-superhero status in The Avengers.  Her major role and performance left us all begging for more, so we hope we get to see her more than in just the series pilot.

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