ABC May have passed on the Mockingbird-centric Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off Marvel's Most Wanted, but not before a pilot was filmed. Now, a fan has launched a petition to get ABC to release the unaired Marvel's Most Wanted pilot to fans.
Posted on Change.Org, the petition created by Dominic Ryland-Jones says that many fans want more of the characters of Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter, and that he's disappointed they were written off Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "for nothing."
"The thought of getting an entire series based around these two hugely popular characters was incredibly exciting. A fair amount of details about the show were gradually released, including the basic premise of a conspiracy and man-hunt for the pair," reads the petition. "It was thus with great disappointment that fans around the world heard the announcement that after reviewing the pilot, ABC had yet again passed on the series, and that all the hard work put into the new spin-off had gone to waste. So it turned out that two of the most beloved characters from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. had been written out of the show... for nothing."
The petition goes on to specifically entreat current ABC president Channing Dungey to reconsider ABC's decision to pass on the show, and "at the very least, decide to air the finished pilot episode on television - simply to see what the reaction from fans is."
The petition concludes by saying it should be "up to fans" as the end users of ABC's product to determine if the show is worth airing, and says that airing the pilot is "the least ABC could do" after writing Morse and Hunter off Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season four premieres September 20 on ABC. Showrunner Jed Whedon has not ruled out a return for Mockingbird to the show.
The petition currently stands at 766 signatures.