Comic-Con 2013: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Panel Footage

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Movie, TV and comic book fans alike have reveled in the nonstop excitement of Comic-Con 2013 for nearly three days, but the fun isn’t over yet. In fact, for some, it’s just getting started.

On Friday, lucky attendees got sneak peeks at footage and trailers from several highly-anticipated film projects and TV shows – including Robocop, The Walking Dead season 4 and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – but Friday’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. panel took things to the next level by unveiling the pilot episode in its entirety.

Unfortunately, those who were not in ballroom 20 of the San Diego Convention Center on Friday will have to wait to see the pilot until the show premieres on September 24th on ABC, but luckily, we do have footage of the entire panel session to share with those who couldn’t be on hand. Check it out above.

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Sporting a “Coulson Lives” t-shirt, Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb, kicked things off by introducing the panel – which consisted of writers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Trancharoen; producer Jeffery Bell; cast members Elizabeth Henstridge, Ian De Caestecker, Chloe Bennet, Brett Dalton, Ming-Na Wen and Clark Gregg; and creator Joss Whedon – before fielding a few questions.

One of those questions directly asked Joss Whedon to show a clip and he responded with: “We can’t show you a clip. We’re just going to show you the episode.”

Sadly, we haven’t seen the pilot yet either, but the response has been fairly positive from those who have. Our friends over at Slash Film called the episode “a ton of fun” and said it included moments of “over-the-top action” and “cool futuristic technology.”

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While the actual panel session was fairly brief, we did get some details about the upcoming series. Here are a few things we learned from the panel:

  • Whedon confirmed that the show will feature new characters previously unseen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • The show is produced with a big budget (at least for TV). Bell even said: “We’re spending way too much money to make the following episode.”
  • Bennet went through six auditions to get the role of Skye.

Of course, there are still many unanswered questions and spoilers that the panel couldn’t reveal, including the explanation of Coulson’s resurrection. We’ve already heard that we won’t learn how he escaped death in The Avengers in the series premiere, but we’re bound to find out at some point down the line. While that plot point is still a mystery, Gregg was at least gracious enough to thank Marvel fans for bringing him and the character back during the panel.

Will you be watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. when it premieres, Screen Rant readers? Let us know in the comments.


Check out Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. when it premieres Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 @8pm on ABC.

Sources: Emergency Awesome & /Film

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  1. I bet even the producers aren’t exactly sure themselves how Coulson survived. i.e. which story arc to use.

  2. comicon kinda sucks i thought it was like e3 were everything was live streamed. though they dont want footage getting realized for no reason.

    • though i am excited for this show

  3. I hopes it an LMD


    • Oh!

      So ready to watch this, no matter where it may lead!

    • So is Age of Ultron a movie, or comic? I am guessing comic.

    • Oops, just read the headline for the next story, that it is Avengers #2 title. Pardon me while I acieve a new level of consciousness, find my karma, and wipe my malted milk I was drinking off my computer screen, where I splutted it right outta my cheeks for joy when I read that!
      Avengers w/Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch…oooh, dreams coming true. Now if only Goliath and Wasp were in it, and…wait, didn’t we need some Pym action to make Ultron?

  5. Oh!

    So ready to watch this, no matter where it may lead!

    • Hahaha I have the same reaction with your earlier… and it was a bit too much I had to rest my body from overdose of fangasm

  6. Coulson should have stayed dead, now I can’t take the Avengers film seriously when they kill him of. He was a good character in the Marvel films, but not that good.

    • I think we should now take the movie more seriously, considering there was indeed some foul-play performed by Fury and his men in that movie. I’m sure it will lead to some ‘trust issue’ for The Avengers.

    • I’m leaning towards Coulson being an LMD. He doesn’t even know he “died”.

  7. wow, that was tedious… first 10 minutes, Jeph Loeb pandering to the crowd and introducing cast member. next 14 minutes, lame Q&A and we find out that people who went to SDCC got to see the pilot.

  8. Can Coulson and company figure why those people are under the dome?