Posted by Mark Bridge On August - 30 - 2012 0 Comment

When it was announced that Joss Whedon signed a 3 year exclusive contract with Disney/Marvel Studios the fans were ecstatic.  The deal included, directing the untitled sequel to The Avengers, script doctor to the other Marvel films in Phase 2, and development of a new TV show that exists in the Marvel cinematic Universe for ABC (also owned by Disney).  Other than the thought of him directing the next Avengers film, the though of  Whedon going back to TV where it all started got fanboys  in a frenzy.  The speculation went rampant about which character or team would be the focal point of the show.  Now it has been revealed that a S.H.I.E.L.D TV series is in fact the show that Whedon is developing.

Whedon told Vulture a little bit about the show.  “It was part of what made it attractive to me,” said Whedon. “I loved the idea of being a consigliere. Every writer loves the idea of being able to go in and fix a problem and then leave without obligation. It’s fun! I also love these characters and the Marvel universe, and I grew up reading the books, and I’ve been going back and reading the old books and realizing that they shaped my storytelling way more than I give them credit for. Now I’m starting up a TV show, which is something I really wanted to do, but I thought it wasn’t going to be a part of my life for the next several years. It’s like a tapas menus of projects that excite me, in addition to the Avengers sequel, which I’m excited for because I’m incredibly excited about the next story that I’m going to tell. For me, it’s a huge win.

Here is what he also said: “It is unbelievably daunting, especially because I don’t want to lose sight of all the other things I have on my docket and in my heart. So, it’s going to be an insane few years, but I feel ready for that. It’s an unholy amount of productivity, but as long as I give it all I can, it’s a good thing. What’s great is that the deal with Marvel is nonspecific, so I will give all I can, but the moment I can’t, I just walk away. The moment I say, ‘You know, I’d like to help more on this project, but I need this time for The Avengers,’ there’s no obligation. It’s not like, ‘You must spend this amount of time on this movie.’ It’s as much as it needs to be.”

Two of Whedon shows met their demise on the dreaded Friday night time slott where shows go to die.  The interviewer could not risk asking “How does it feel to finally be working on a project that may very well get the biggest promotional push of any TV show ever and will most likely not air on a Friday?”

“You know, I can’t guarantee that any of that will happen! But so far, it feels just fine. The important thing to me is that we know what the show is. We love what it is. It came together very organically, so when we went in to pitch [to Marvel], it wasn’t like, We’re trying to find this because you want a TV show, it was, Check this out. And that’s a good way to walk in a room.”  But Whedon Remained cautious when he added, “Good support is wonderful, but it’s not a hill of beans, because they may give us all this support and then decide, ‘Eh. Yeah, it’s Friday.’ They might give us all the support and then not do that, but then audiences might go, ‘Yeahhh … no.’ You just can’t be sure. What I do know is that it’s the show it should be, and we’ve got some really dope notions. It’s going to work very well for people who either love the Marvel universe or for people who’ve never dipped a toe in the Marvel universe.”

I can’t to see a trailer for this show.  You can read the interview in it entirety at Vulture.

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