‘Agents of SHIELD’ Announcement Tomorrow; Teaser Clip Contains ‘Hulk’ Footage?

Published 2 years ago by , Updated May 12th, 2013 at 5:53 pm,

Marvel Comics’ apparent conquest of every form of media continues unabated. A week after Iron Man 3 dominated the opening weekend box office, it looks as if parent company Disney is preparing to enter a new arena by officially bringing the Marvel Universe to live-action television with Joss Whedon’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Though Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been going through the casting and scripting process for months, it has yet to be officially picked up by ABC. Recent reports indicate that this will change tomorrow with the announcement of the series’ inclusion in the network’s upcoming schedule.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that ABC will likely announce the official acquisition episodes of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. The announcement will kick off a heavy promotional campaign for the series that will begin during Once Upon a Time on Sunday evening, featuring Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s first teaser trailer.

In support of this, a brief (seven second) video appeared on ABC’s YouTube channel today, which appeared to display the Abomination (or maybe the Hulk himself) from The Incredible Hulk raging through the burning streets of what appears to be Harlem (from the Phase One feature film). The video has since been removed from the channel, but it has appeared elsewhere – including the version embedded above. Given that other versions of the teaser have been pulled throughout the day, it may not be available by the time you read this.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is set to continue the story of the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division after the cataclysmic events of The Avengers. Following S.H.I.E.L.D. agents as they investigate and contain incidents in a world flourishing with superpowers, it looks as if Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will lend the Marvel Universe a more ground-level, everyday perspective.

The show will star Ming-Na Wen (Eureka), Brett Dalton (Blue Bloods), Chloe Bennett (Nashville), and Clark Gregg (Much Ado About Nothing) as franchise favorite (and former dead guy) Agent Coulson.

Agents of SHIELD Teaser Image Agents of SHIELD Announcement Tomorrow; Teaser Clip Contains Hulk Footage?

Given the amount of time and effort that has gone into assembling the first live-action TV show connected to the Marvel cinematic universe, it would be more of a surprise if ABC did not pick up Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s pilot episode. As such, tomorrow’s announcement feels like something of a formality. That said, it’s exciting that the project will finally get off the ground and begin building hype.

Even at a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it length, the video “teaser” above presents its own set of implications. Showcasing the Abomination not only connects Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to The Avengers‘ greenest, strongest, and angriest character, it also makes the implicit promise that the television series will not skimp on special effects or big scenes of destruction. Whether or not this is a promise can be kept (and whether it is one at all) is up in the air.

More intriguing still is the “Rising Tide” logo in the bottom-right corner of the video. Who does it belong to, and why are they featuring the Abomination ripping apart a city? Perhaps we’ll find out tomorrow during ABC’s announcement. However, given the serialized nature of TV and Whedon’s penchant for stretching out big mysteries, we may have to wait until well into Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. before the mystery logo is illuminated.


We don’t yet know when the pilot episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will see the light of day. Keep your eyes peeled to Screen Rant for all the relevant updates.

Source: THR

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  1. Whatever happen to that Hulk show ABC was suppose to develop with Del Toro?

  2. That’s not the Hulk. It’s footage of Abomination from The Incredible Hulk.

    • Yeah, there was some debate because it looked like the character here is greenish and wearing pants but… I thought the same thing about Abomination. I’ve updated our post accordingly.

      • If it’s big and green, it’s the Jolly Green Giant.
        If it’s small and green, it’s the Little Green Sprout.

  3. looks cool, cant wait.

  4. they’re not actually gonna show the hulk, it’s too expensive for television, they’re just gonna reference him, obviously that’s security camera’s footage so the agents are proly just gonna talk about the hulk while watching this security video

    • Since it’s Disney/Marvel just like the movies, maybe they will get some movie footages here and there for the TV show. They’re already made, so they don’t cost anything, it’s not like they have to pay for themselves to include stuff like a footage of the Abomination from then movie.

      Like you said, some security footages maybe, Stark Tower in the background, big outside shots of the Helicarrier etc.

  5. The more the better, that’s for sure. This was all a pipe dream when me and the lads would play “VS.” with the ’92 Marvel Masterpiece set by Jusko. We would each draw a character and then argue for 30 min on why our card would win. Fun game.

    • Just went back and looked at all my Marvel Masterpiece sets. About 92-95 or something. Great memories! Never played any fun games like you though, just put them in protective sleeves and admired.

  6. It’s Forbush Man! Face Front, True Believers! Don’t yield! Back S.H.I.E.L.D.!

  7. Thats defiantly not the Hulk its the Abomination. A small clip taken from “The Incredible Hulk” the clip starts exactly at 1 hour 24 minutes and 50 second into the movie its just zoomed in to cause the distortion with some sort of news logo in the bottom right corner to perhaps give the appearance of the Hulk? We shall see when they officially announce it in the next few days just exactly what it is.

    • I replied further up but… I’ve updated our post. Glad to see the actual time stamp though!

      • Burn! Lol just kidding. you guys at Screen Rant do a fine job with these articles and I am a big supporter of the site!

      • Burn! Haha just kidding. you guys at Screen Rant do a fine job with these articles and I am a big supporter of the site!

      • Hey no problem we all make mistakes. I love dissecting movie info and clips its kinda a hobby of mine. Hope you didn’t think I was outing you for the mess up. Thats wasn’t my intent, anyway love what you guys bring to the table with this website and keep up the good work.

    • That’s actually John Cena doing his best Lou Ferrigno impression.

      • I always thought John Cena would make a good Mandarin:

        “Youuuuuuuuu’ll neveeeeeeer seeeee me comiiiiiiiing…BECAUSE YOU CAN’T SEE ME!”

        • Off topic but I laughed when I heard Cena was feuding with Ryback and the Super Cena taunts aimed at him never losing and always overcoming the odds no matter how ridiculous was referenced when Ryback tweeted referring to himself as Doomsday.

          I haven’t watched pro wrestling since January but that got a chuckle out of me. Like that “Superman Retains” poster I saw once that super-imposed Cena’s head onto Brandon Routh’s body.

  8. Video’s now blocked :(

  9. I wonder if Black Widow or Hawkeye will be in the show?

  10. These people claim it’s the Abomination from the Incredibler Hulk movie. – http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/176815-marvels-agents-of-shield-teases-first-footage

    • The footage there still works.

  11. I really hope they pick up the Samuel Sterns/Leader thread from The Incredible Hulk.

  12. I WOULD love to see another marvel project come to fruition, even though they’ll probably never show my favorite hero, the hulk, due to budget constraints. Unless, that is, they give the show a Terra Nova type budget, which I highly doubt. Either way I hope to see this on my dvr sooner rather than later

  13. I’m gonna bet that’s Abomination, for budget reasons as well… even though he’s already been in a movie, not as many people will be as familiar with Abomination, and they could easily recast Eli Roth if they needed to show Blonsky (I hope not, Roth was perfect). If it IS Hulk, my guess would be they won’t show Banner at all, but that the rampage will somehow be blamed on Stark, who will also remain unseen, except maybe shooting by in his suit. As for the Rising Tide logo, I doubt that’s the name of a news station, more a major news story. They often name a story, and give it a logo for updates, in this case “rising tide” referring to an increase in super-powered incidents, perhaps leading to a tease of Damage Control, or hinting at Namor. It gives the idea that the world is a dangerous place, and supervillains are popping up everywhere (just like in the comics!)

    • *Tim Roth?

  14. It would be kind of cool to see the Shield folks watching footage of a new “law-enforcement” group on the block, and discussing if they were a security risk, good guys, bad guys, or who, and have it turn out to be the mercenary-but-good-guys heroes For Hire, Iron Fist and Power Man (Danny Rand and Luke Cage). Incidently, they would make a decent TV show, if Marvel wanted to display a property, but not put that much money as a movie outright would entail into it at this point what with all the other stuff they have going on. Special effects might be cheaper and lower key budget-wise on a TV show. However, thins I do not want with Power man and Iron Fist is, that I do not want them in the Avengers, and I want them together in whatever media vehicle they appear in (not one without the other).

  15. I think this SHIELD show is going to be a great way for Marvel to test certain things with audiences, and introduce certain characters. If some aspects fail, theyre losing, or spending, less money on it than if they were to do the same on the big screen. Im excited to see the direction they go.

  16. @Goldilocks

    I think if there are character introductions in the show that are successful, they will absolutely integrate them into the movies somehow. Its all about money.

  17. Hopefully they explain where SHIELD was for all of iron man 3

    • Or where the Mandarin was

      • Nah, they’ve screwed themselves on that. No turning back now. Even if Trevor was the real Mandarin, no one would accept the shame they brought upon by ruining the image

      • Mandarin, there is no such thing.

    • Probably rebuilding, restaffing, getting all of their ducks in a row. They were dismantled in The Avengers.

  18. Man, I can’t wait to see Man of Steel

  19. As for ABC deciding to pick this show up..ABC is owned by Disney…they don’t have to decide like other networks when they already own the property..this is all hype for a show they already own.

    • Of course it is hype for the show. Is anyone arguing otherwise? There was never any doubt in anyone’s mind, I wouldn’t think, that this was going to get “picked up”. The only reason we are seeing this clip now, and not Sunday night, is because someone over at ABC, or wherever, screwed up by putting it on the YouTube channel.

      • Doubt it was a screw up. They intentionally put it up and took it down when it started getting major hits to increase the buzz. People that are ravenous to see it will watch the finale of Once Upon a Time and boost its ratings. It’s called strategic marketing.

  20. Hopefully we get references in this show from the outset, similar to Stark Industries files turning up in the opening credits of The Incredible Hulk or this week’s Arrow referencing Blue Beetle.

    If so, maybe a throwaway “Dr Pym is working on it currently” line?

  21. I can’t wait!

  22. first of all it’s hulk(because he have pants on..:D)
    second its not from the incredible hulk
    and btw didn’t weadon said in some interview that no avenger will be in series( especially hulk, that guy is too expensive.)
    totally lost my faith!