Two days ago, the official news dropped that Joss Whedon’s live action Marvel TV series ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ would receive a pilot order. Whedon will be collaborating his brother, Jed Whedon, and his sister-in-law, Maurissa Tancharoen, as well as directing the pilot if his schedule permits. But at the time of the announcement, there were no details at all available about the show. However, thanks to Entertainment Weekly (via Blastr), we now know who won’t be involved… sorta.
In a recent interview conducted after the news dropped about his new show, Whedon had this to say about this show set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
“The S.H.I.E.L.D. show kind of dropped in my lap, and I love working in TV. I get to really build a show with people I really trust and love. What we’re building is entirely autonomous from The Avengers. It’s gotta be a show that works for people who haven’t seen the Marvel movies. It will please Marvel fans, I think.”
Based on this, it seems like we won’t really see Iron Man or Captain America. Instead we’ll see more agents and S.H.I.E.L.D. personnel, which, as I pointed out previously, might not be a bad thing considering Spider-Woman, Mockingbird, and Sharon Carter are all employees of the organization. And although it may be a separate entity from the films, one would assume that references to them aren’t out of the question. But now the question still remains whether or not we’ll be seeing Nick Fury, Maria Hill, or maybe even Agent Phil Coulson whenever this show sees the light of day.
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