‘Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Is Our Hero Of The Week

by Brett White

As if “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” had any real competition for Hero of the Week. This show dominated the news this week, with trailers, teasers, photos, interviews and more taking up a healthy chunk of this blog’s output as well as our hearts. Seriously, even with only 3ish minutes of footage released, people are getting very excited for this show.

And rightfully so. If Joss Whedon has proven anything, it’s that he knows how to make TV shows that people fully invest in. Yeah, we’re all super pumped for “S.H.I.E.L.D.” right now, but just wait until it starts. This show is going to be huge and, for the first time ever, Joss might actually have a show that attracts a big audience.

If you missed all of this week’s “S.H.I.E.L.D.” news, check out the list below.

» ’Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ TV Spot Debuts
It all started when the show was picked up last Friday, but the teaser’s debut during “Once Upon A Time’s” season finale on Sunday kicked off a week’s worth of stories.

» ’Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Trailer: 9 Must-See Moments
These 9 moments kept people talking all week, especially where J. August Richards’ mystery role is concerned.

» Who Is J. August Richards Playing?
And the theories began, and they were varied and well-researched, and in some cases supported by actual evidence, but they’d all prove (possibly) false by the end of the week.

» #CoulsonLives Campaign, Joss Whedon Joins Twitter
The show’s online presence kicked into overdrive, with an in-universe blog called “Rising Tide” starting up. Joss Whedon even joined Twitter, which introduced thousands of Whedon-ites to the majesty of diving tigers.

» Reveals Time Slot, Promo Photos
Now everyone knows what they’ll be doing on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. this fall.

» Extended Trailer: ’We’re Not Exactly A Team’
The 30 second teaser was enough, but then they dropped the nearly 3 minute long extended trailer and, well, the world was never the same.

» Clark Gregg Promises ’Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Will Be Great
If there’s one man you can trust, it’s Phil Coulson. So if Clark Gregg says “S.H.I.E.L.D.” will be great, it will be great.

» Comic Origins Revealed
MTV Geek spent this week recounting S.H.I.E.L.D.’s comic book origin.

» Stars And Producers Speak Up, Debunk Rumors
It’s been confirmed now that Richards isn’t playing Luke Cage, but there still hasn’t been a formal denial that he’s playing Rage.

» Joss Whedon Says ’Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Is About ’Character’
Lastly, we closed out this week of news with Joss confirming that the show will weave in-between, and not contradict, the Marvel movies. Get them fingers crossed for a “Thor: The Dark World” crossover!

Welcome to Hero of the Week, our weekly salute to the heroes keeping the comic book, movie and television scene something to look forward to day in and day out. From actual superheroes to the actors and filmmakers who bring them to life, you can tell us who your heroes are in the comments and on Twitter!