ABC on Sunday night, during Once Upon a Time‘s Season 2 finale, debuted the first full promo for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the Joss Whedon-sired Avengers follow-up series, and it includes glimpses of a certain big green guy, Thor’s hammer, Captain America’s mighty shield and a bit of body-slamming by someone that appears to be Luke Cage.
News of a drop-by from the superpowered Cage first swirled when Angel alum J. August Richards was cast in the pilot in a top-secret capacity. Is the top secret now out?
The promo promises a continuation of the “saga” that began with Whedon’s first Avengers movie, and it is narrated by Clark Gregg’s Agent Phil Coulson — last seen on the big screen, dying — who says, “The whole world’s in on the action now.”
ABC will announce S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s place on its 2013-14 schedule this Tuesday, as part of the broadcast networks’ week-long Upfronts presentation extravaganza.