Marvel's Agents of SHIELD 1

As Iron Man and Thor bring Marvel’s Phase Two into theaters, some of the MCU’s less famous inhabitants will be making waves on the small screen this fall. ABC officially took Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to series last week, and has now announced plans to air it this fall on Tuesday nights.

We got a delicious first look at the new show by way of a 30-second promo this weekend, and now an even more extended trailer has dropped. Check it out after the jump, along with a bunch of new stills and clips.

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What sort of show will Joss Whedon‘s S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series be? If you’ve assumed that it will be a lot like Whedon’s other shows, you’re probably correct.

So here’s what we’ve got on the show, which will help expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it also expands the reach of those characters to current live-action television. Ming-Na was cast as a top pilot and weapons expert Agent Melinda May, while Clark Gregg‘s late Agent Phil Coulson will appear in some fashion.

Now the show has added Elizabeth Henstridge (The Thompsons, and the CW pilot Shelter) and Iain De Caestecker, of UK series The Fades and Young James Herriot, and the upcoming Irvine Welsh film Filth.

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Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. has its second recruit. Ming-Na, best known for her role on ER and for playing Chun-Li in the live-action Street Fighter movie, has just joined the upcoming Marvel TV show, the pilot for which is being co-written and directed by Joss Whedon. Clark Gregg, who is reprising his role as Agent Coulson from Iron Man, Thor and The Avengers, was previously cast.

Ming-Na will be playing S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Melinda May. “Soulful and slightly damaged by her combat experiences, Melinda is an ace pilot, a weapons expert and a soldier who can — and has — gone beyond the call of duty,” according to Deadline, who broke the story. There’s more after the jump. Read More »

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