WARNING: Spoilers below.
Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. The success of Marvel's new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television show will rely heavily on its ability to reference what's happening in its big-screen movies in fun and creative ways, at least at first. At least until you get the audience to buy into -- and ultimately invest in -- these characters. The first episode of the show was full of references to what went on in The Avengers, and last night's episode actually brought a character from the Marvel movie universe over to the small screen for a little cameo.
Fortunately for us, it was Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury character. Naturally this makes sense, and this probably means they cut some kind of appearance deal with Jackson so that he can pop up every now and then to scream at Agent Coulson. In this particular scene Fury is pissed that Coulson and his ragtag team of misfit agents blew a hole in the side of their ship in order to escape a dangerous situation.
Check out the clip below.
Like with The Avengers and, eventually, next year's Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel is looking to use this Bad News Bears-esque template across multiple platforms. Here we have a team who can barely work together, and yet somehow they get the job done. This is a theme Marvel is latching on to big time, and it's a theme you should expect to see in almost all of its movies and TV shows from here on out.
That said, how is Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. working out for you? Do you dig it so far?
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