”It’s become clear that the men in our lives are too busy with hubris, bad jokes, and
secrets to worry about saving the world. Well, ladies, I propose a secret of our own.”
S.H.I.E.L.D. has fallen. Part hostile takeover, part gross negligence. In the wake, the world is left without leaders. Without direction. Spared the reputation of her predecessor, Director Maria Hill (Smulders) has chosen the proactive approach to protecting the planet from threats both terrestrial and intergalactic.
Taking two of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s former elites with her, Agent Sharon Carter (VanCamp) and the enigmatic Black Widow (Johansson), Hill embarks on the monumental quest of establishing a team of superheroes to call her own. She calls upon the strongest woman she knows, the Lady Sif of Asgard (Alexander), along with the smartest, Pepper Potts (Paltrow) to round out the team: five fearsome Avengers ready to perform the work the men aren’t fit to do.
The team, dubbing themselves The Secret Avengers, quickly makes an enemy of a HYDRA cell run by the white-knuckle Viper (introducing Emily Blunt to the role), one of their top agents. Caught in the crossfire is another one of the organization’s top assassins, Jessica Drew (introducing Meghan Ory), known as Arachne, who has been brainwashed into believing S.H.I.E.L.D. is the enemy.
Following an attempt on Pepper Potts’ life, Agent Carter and Sif capture the masked assassin and Hill, using her position as interim leader of the intelligence agency, accesses restricted technology in an attempt to undo the effects of the reality warping nanobots. Though it takes some time to get Drew to trust them, her intel on the inner workings of Viper’s cell gives the Secret Avengers the edge they need to infiltrate and dismantle HYDRA’s operations outside of Wundagore. Without causing $160 billion worth of damage.
SECRET AVENGERS. COMING SOON TO CINEMAS NEAR YOU.