Joss Whedon Comments On The S.H.I.E.L.D. TV Show


The Toronto International Film Festival, or TIFF, wasn’t a hotbed of comic book movie news. Many of the big names in the genre were there, but not much was asked about those projects. Luckily there were reporters out there that asked the most important questions of all.

MTV spoke with Joss Whedon about the S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series that was recently announced and what we can expect. Whedon said that the show was very far in the creative process and that he had a framework and a full cast in mind. The show will have new characters that we haven’t see in the movies already.

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.

I would say there may be a few cameos from time to time, but it sounds like the show will stand on its own for the most part. What do you think about Whedon’s remarks? Do you think a S.H.I.E.L.D. show will work?

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Source : MTV Splashpage