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From what Marvel’s new go-to guy Joss Whedon is saying, his upcoming “SHIELD” TV show sure sounds a lot like, well, the FX Channel’s troubled “Powers” TV show — that is, regular law-enforcement types living in a universe with superpowered individuals, but have no powers themselves. Of course, where FX failed to get “Powers” up and running, it appears Whedon will have less problems with “SHIELD”, thanks to his latest deal with Marvel Studios and their TV partners.
Since its announcement, “SHIELD” has been a hot topic, so it’s no surprise MTV asked him about it while Whedon was at TIFF to hawk his indie drama “Much Ado About Nothing”. Here’s what he had to say:
It’s new characters. It needs to be its own thing. It needs to be adjacent [to the MCU] but you don’t want to do a show where you’re constantly going, ‘Iron Man just left, but he was totally here a minute ago.’ You want them to do their own thing. Well, what does S.H.I.E.L.D. have that the other superheroes don’t? And that, to me, is that they’re not superheroes. But they live in that universe. Even though they’re a big organization, that [lack of powers] makes them underdogs, and that’s interesting to me.
Hopefully that won’t preclude a visit or two from Cobie Smulders’ Maria Hill, or Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury. Or, hell, if you really want to get fanboy about it, Hawkeye or the Black Widow. They don’t have powers, too, but they’re more of the last-minute rescue commando types, I guess you could say.
Then again, they could just introduce other Black Widow/Hawkeye-like characters. After all, they have the entire Marvel Universe’s gallery of superheroes, powered and non-powered, to choose from…
Via : MTV (CBM)