Marvel fans get to meet Dr. Franklin Hall a little earlier than originally expected. Ian Hart‘s scientist character will be introduced on “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” during tonight’s episode, “The Asset,” but ABC has released the episode’s opening scene ahead of time.

In the three-minute-long clip, the invisible enemies teased in “The Asset’s” promo make their first appearance. It’s already been revealed that Franklin gets kidnapped, but interestingly enough, the YouTube description of this video describes this episode as the “origin story” for a villain, so that could be a tease at the direction “The Asset” heads in.

The official synopsis for “The Asset” reads: “When the brilliant scientist Dr. Franklin Hall is kidnapped, Agent Coulson and his SHIELD agents must race against the clock to locate him. Skye is their only way in — pushing the team to their limits when the entire plan turns upside-down.”

“Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” airs Tuesdays on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.

Posted by:Terri Schwartz