by Brett White
The LA Times' Hero Complex has published an in-depth look at the long road "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." has traveled, all the way from being an idea in executive producer Jeph Loeb's mind after watching the Marvel short film "Item 47," all the way to being quite possibly the fall's most highly-anticipated drama.
The article includes over a dozen new photos of the cast on their elaborate set, which mimics the interior of the giant, state-of-the-art S.H.I.E.L.D. airplane that the sextet uses to traverse the globe, tracking down new super-threats. Actors Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, and Chloe Bennet can be seen shooting the fourth episode of the show. In addition to the photos, the article reveals a few new facts about the pilot. Check out the facts and photos after the jump!
Fact #1: While the article remains mum about exactly what the fourth episode is about, it does reveal that the team's squaring off against a female antagonist.
Fact #2: The pilot cost an estimated $12 million to produce.
Fact #3: The pilot was shot in both Los Angeles and Paris.
Fact #4: Co-executive producer and showrunner Jed Whedon revealed that it only took the creative team behind the show an hour to get the main six cast-members mapped out. It had to help that one of them was the already-established Agent Coulson.
Check out The Hero Complex for the rest of the photos. "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." debuts on ABC on September 24th.
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