Joss Whedon spoke to TVLine about S.H.I.E.L.D. at the Streamy awards last night.
He gave us some insight into the S.H.I.E.L.D. series saying, “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.”
This is the first time we’ve had any real hint of what form the series will take and it will be interesting to see how people react. It is possible many fans assumed the show would take on the form of a crime series but it appears that may not be the case.
He goes on to say we shouldn’t expect to see a lot of familiar Marvel faces and that they want to “involve people in the characters that we’ve created for the show.” He does suggest there’s some discussion about the appearance of familiar faces (likely Maria Hill as we’ve already heard Cobie Smulders is in negotiations) should the series be picked up by ABC.
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