While it was logical that S.H.I.E.L.D. would take place post-Avengers after statements made by Joss Whedon recently that they had decided to do the S.H.I.E.L.D. series before the Avengers was complete until now it has not been confirmed.
The question now becomes how can Clark Gregg reprise his role after a certain stabby even took place in the film and we’ll look at some of the possible options in the near future.
IGN spoke to ABC President Paul Lee today and he said , “There is no question that it is part of the Marvel Universe. In fact, the story takes place after the battle for New York.”
He also made the following comments. “This is S.H.I.E.L.D. They’re following their own particular stories. There are characters in it, Coulson, who clearly come from Avengers. So it’s part of the world, but we’re going to be very, very careful that we don’t tread on the toes of the features and build a whole new world. And that’s what Joss Whedon does better than anybody else. He’s built a world for us.”
So it is interesting to see that Couson will not be the only character appearing from The Avengers.
S.H.I.E.L.D. starts filming next Tuesday.
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