In some weeks, Marvel fans will get what they’ve eagerly been waiting for when Joss Whedon’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. will come crashing into television. Over the weekend, Whedon stopped by the Television Critics Association event, where he screened the pilot for reporters. There he also talked about the show, how it links to The Avengers and the other movies, and his involvement in the daily process. Also, ABC released a brand new poster featuring the whole cast of the show (check that out below).
Whedon mentioned that, while there will be some links between the show and the upcoming movies (Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Age Of Ultron), the priority is to make the show work on its on.
“There will be as much as we can allow… it’s not the reason for the show. It’s not an Easter egg farm, we want people to come back.”
Whedon also noted that he wants the series to work for people who haven’t seen the movies (whoever that might be). Whedon also talked about his involvement in the day-to-day process. He told EW that he reads every script, every story and gives notes and re-writes. While he can’t be in the room with the writers at all times (he is a major movie director after all), the people who work for him (and/or with him) are all on the same page as to what they want to convey.
The showrunner also talked about the “rules and regulations” that ABC set for him and his team. He said they wanted to make sure their investment in the characters and their interaction was as important and big as the case of the week. This is something that Whedon feels he has done on all of his shows. (So they basically asked him to be just be himself.)
“I was told NOT to learn a new skill.”
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. is based on the Marvel Comics organization S.H.I.E.L.D., which follows Agent Phil Coulson as he puts together a small team of secret intelligence agents to handle strange new cases. The show premieres Tuesday, September 24 on ABC. (See the poster below.)
Are you excited for Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.?