Joss Whedon Talks S.H.I.E.L.D. Show And How Much We’ll See Maria Hill


shieldJosh Whedon took time out of shaping the entirety of the Marvel cinematic universe to attend the 2013 Streamy Awards this weekend. While there, the director spoke with TVLine about the recently finished S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot. Whedon touched on why he’s excited for the show and how much we may see of Colbie Smulder’s Agent Maria Hill.

Whedon started off by describing the appeal of the show:

I’m excited about the show because it’s a very hopeful show. It’s not about murder, and it’s not about crime, and it’s not people looking into their own belly buttons. It’s about people who are trying to help each other, and that’s one of the things I loved about comic books. They had costumes and the villains were cool [but] they stood for something, and I like doing a show that does that.

We’re trying very hard to be true to [Marvel’s] ethos and also to the structure of their universe, so it is definitely a Marvel show.

We had heard last month that Cobie Smulders may run over to the S.H.I.E.L.D. set whenever she can get away from the How I Met Your Mother set. Whedon dialed back that possibility a little saying the actress’ schedule will “permit very little” involvement but “if we can get a hold of her anytime, we will.” The director also broached the subject on how many familiar faces we’ll see pop up from the juggernaut that was The Avengers. Whedon said to expect “not a ton” of the people we know from the movies to show up.

[T]here’s a little bit of talk of that. Right now, I want to involve people in the characters that we’ve created for the show and then we’ll worry about [the other stuff].

Well, we at least have Clark Gregg’s Agent Coulson. Why Whedon says not a ton will show up, I would be very surprised if no one from the movie made the jump to the S.H.I.E.L.D. show. ABC still hasn’t officially picked up the show, but with all the hype it has already received it would be shocking if they didn’t. The show, if picked up, will air the pilot this fall.

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Source : TVLine