As you know Joss Whedon is not only directing a sequel to The Avengers, but he’s also developing a new Marvel live-action TV series based around S.H.I.E.L.D. In a recent interview with MTV, the director discusses the show, revealing that he’s already very far into the development process complete “with a full framework and a full cast.”
He goes on to say that the characters in the series will all be completely new, which is what I think most of us expected. I didn’t think we’d see Nick Fury or Maria Hill running around. He goes on to explain,
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 know you’re all looking forward to this series just as much as I am, but what do you hope to see in it? What do you think about what Whedon had to say about it in this interview?