Following events after the Battle of New York (the final act from last summer’s The Avengers), Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. puts together an elite team to investigate and deal with new threats as the pop-up. The Pilot episode reintroduces us to team leader Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) who is apparently still breathing after being killed by Loki, and Maria Hill (guest-star Cobie Smulders reprising her role from The Avengers), as well as introducing a new group of characters to fill-out the squad.
Clark Gregg was prompted by the crowd at the New York Comic Con to share his idea for the new Avengers theme song. He decided to share: “We are called The Avengers, called The Avengers, called The Avengers. We’re a dysfunctional family, dysfunctional family, dysfunctional family. We’ve got muscles of bulky, and we have a Hulky”