Over the weekend, we posted a grainy seven second clip for ABC and Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. The spot featured, what appeared to be, The Hulk smashing a car from a distance. We’ve discovered this the start of a viral marketing campaign for the Marvel television series involving a yet unknown group called Rising Tide.
By heading over to www.wearetherisingtide.com, viewers are given an insight into a group of conspiracy theorists hoping to prove the existence of S.H.I.E.L.D. It won’t be easy, seeing as over the entirety of the Marvel film universe, S.H.I.E.L.D. has maintained a state of anonymity. That doesn’t appear to shake this group of individuals judging by their mantra posted on the site:
WHO IS S.H.I.E.L.D.? WHAT ARE THEY HIDING? SUPER-POWERS ARE REAL. ALIENS EXIST. WHAT ELSE IS OUT THERE? WE WILL UNCOVER THE TRUTH. WE WILL NOT REMAIN SILENT ANY LONGER.
Included on the site is the once removed Youtube clip, along with several other clips. There are connections to the first and second Iron Man movies, as well as The Incredible Hulk, but others are clips completely new to us. Even with Rising Tide’s counterproductive footage, seeing as everyone knows about Iron Man, gamma monsters and Asgardians, the group still believes that S.H.I.E.L.D. is hiding more they let on. Guess we’ll find out more once Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. debuts later this year, but for now take a look at videos currently posted on www.wearetherisingtide.com.