Marvel Studios and ABC have really come out swinging with the promotion for AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. now that they've officially announced its greenlight. Following on from the cast promo and the recently released trailer (of which an extended version is on its way!) comes the viral marketing campaign. The fictional blog WeAreTheRisingTide.com has been set up, and pertains to be ran by conspiracy types looking into the shadowy world of S.H.I.E.L.D. activity. It contains found footage clips of incidents we've been privy to in the course of the seven 'Marvel Cinematic Universe' movies, but perhaps the public less so. Somebody has made it there mission to uncover S.H.I.E.L.D.'s secrets! Expect the Rising Tide movement to be a sizeable part of the show itself when it launches. (In fact, we'd wager Coulson is interrogating one of its members in the above image.)
Check out the first wave of viral vids below... (Oh, and don't forget to go follow Joss Whedon on Twitter @JossActual once you're done, he signed up yesterday!)
Joss Whedon shows us not all heroes are super with "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
Fresh from his role in the summer’s box office smash, Marvel's The Avengers, Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) returns to the worldwide law enforcement organization S.H.I.E.L.D. He puts together a small, highly trained, team of Agents to tackle the cases that haven’t been classified yet, the new, the strange and the unknown. That team consists of straight arrow Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), an expert in combat and espionage; pilot and martial artist Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen); and brilliant if socially awkward scientists Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge). They’ll be joined by civilian new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet).
Prepare for an epic adventure that showcases the hope and wonder of the human spirit. This is a world of Super Heroes, aliens and the unusual – of action, spectacle and world spanning stories. The show will speak to the human condition through the lens of our very human, non-powered S.H.I.E.L.D agents – that together we are greater than we are apart, and that we can make a difference in the world.
Executive Produced and co-written by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen ("Dollhouse," "Dr.Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog"), Jeffrey Bell ("Angel," "Alias") and Jeph Loeb ("Smallville," "Lost," "Heroes") comes Marvel’s first live-action TV series, "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
MARVEL PHASE TWO Release Schedule:
Sep 2013 - MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
Oct 30th 2013 - THOR: THE DARK WORLD
April 4th 2014 - CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
Aug 1st 2014 - GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
May 1st 2015 - UNTITLED MARVEL'S AVENGERS SEQUEL
MARVEL PHASE THREE Release Schedule:
Nov 6th 2015 - ANT-MAN
(TBC) - DOCTOR STRANGE
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