Joss Whedon Reveals Some Details About the SHIELD TV Show


Joss Whedon

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)

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  • Dedpool

    Well I think Maria Hill is almost a given. I also think this would be a great show to showcase Jasper Sitwel stepping into Agent Coulson’s position.

    • Juggernaut

      For the first season I think that the main cast should be G.W. Bridge as the leader with Daisy Johnson, Abigail Brand, Wendell Vaughn (Quasar), Jessic Drew (Spider-Woman) and Tony Masters (Taskmaster) as operatives. Eric O’Grady (Ant-Man II) could be a scientist with the organization and a supporting cast memeber. I always liked the idea of Scarlett Johansson in a solo film using the Yelena Belova name as a alias but having flashbacks of the original Black Widow would be a cool idea. Maybe her as the first season villain!

      • Dedpool

        I like those ideas alot. I’d almost switch out Jessica Drew for Carol Danvers, or you could just have them both.Also having Taksmaster start as an agent and then have him go rogue halfway through the season to become the main villain in the second season, or at least an opeartive for the antagonist.

        • Juggernaut

          I was thinking that for the first season having a core group of six or seven characters investigating and interacting with super powered people and events would be a good start. Having new agents introduced from season to season like Carol Danvers (Ms. Marvel), Eric Koening, Contessa Valentina Allegra De Fontaine, Barbara Morse (Mockingbird), Clay Quartermain, etc.
          That was exactly what I was thinking for Taskmaster!

          • Dedpool

            Pretty much what i was thinking, you can do a revolvoing cast of agents and stuff.

  • Matt Murdock

    How about taking on Hydra or AIM? That seems a bit of a no brainer …

    • Juggernaut

      Ironman 3 is using AIM although I’m not sure how exactly. In the pics online it looks like AIM is a scientific facility or a competing technology maufacturer. I’d guess it is the workplace of the films’ villain, Dr. Aldrich Killian, or possibly the employer of Ironman ally, Dr. Maya Hansen. It would be really awesome if there were some cameos dropped into the AIM personnel like Allesandro Brannex (aka Super Adaptoid), George Tarleton (aka MODOK), Michail Craig Stockton (aka Dr. Nemesis)Marvin Flumm (aka Mentallo) or Paul Norton Ebersol (aka Fixer)!
      As for Hydra, Captain America 2 The Winter Soldier may be using them at some capacity. A cool angle would be to introduce Baron Von Strucker as the new head of Hydra at some point and have AIM be a front for the new Hydra.

      • Dedpool

        I like that idea of AIM as a front for Hydra and would make alot of sense.