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  • ABC orders Marvel S.H.I.E.L.D. series pilot from Joss Whedon

    ABC-TV yesterday ordered a S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot from 'Avengers' co-writer/director Joss Whedon. It is expected to be of the same Marvel universe depicted in the film and production is expected to begin in the very near future. Whedon, the creator of beloved cult TV series such as 'Firefly' and 'Dollhouse' and 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' and 'Angel', is rumored to direct the pilot himself. Casting announcements should follow soon.
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    Re: ABC orders Marvel S.H.I.E.L.D. series pilot from Joss Whedon

    If nothing else I'll be interested to see how Whedon defuses some of the obvious landmines that lay in his path on this one.....

    How can you separate this from the Avengers/Iron Man/Captain America/Thor/Hulk movies? Different actors will need to play the same roles.

    The effects/sets won't be able to match what we've in the feature films.

    etc...
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    • #3
      Re: ABC orders Marvel S.H.I.E.L.D. series pilot from Joss Whedon

      Joss Whedon had also said at a WGA event on Tuesday that the series will be largely autonomous from the film's sequel and will revolve around the activities of the S.H.I.E.L.D. espionage organization seen in 'The Avengers'.

      Jed Whedon, Joss' brother, and his wife Maurissa Tancharoen (co-writers of 'The Avengers') will be the series' showrunners but that he'd "show up now and again to take credit for everything."
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        Re: ABC orders Marvel S.H.I.E.L.D. series pilot from Joss Whedon

        Originally posted by Moonliner View Post
        If nothing else I'll be interested to see how Whedon defuses some of the obvious landmines that lay in his path on this one.....

        How can you separate this from the Avengers/Iron Man/Captain America/Thor/Hulk movies? Different actors will need to play the same roles.

        The effects/sets won't be able to match what we've in the feature films.

        etc...
        To be fair, it was The Avengers that was outside of Whedon's normal fair. I suspect dialog driven fantasy with minor special effects is right in Whedon's wheelhouse.


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          Re: ABC orders Marvel S.H.I.E.L.D. series pilot from Joss Whedon

          UPDATE

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          The Marvel TV panel at NYCC made the news official. Gregg appeared onstage, nominally to talk about his role on the animated series Ultimate Spider-Man. But then attendees were treated to a video showing Whedon and Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, proclaiming that Coulson would return in the series (currently titled S.H.I.E.L.D.
          AvengersS.H.I.E.L.D.Jim Starlin. Swoon!)
          Agent Phil Coulson will return in Joss Whedon's 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' spin-off | Inside TV | EW.com
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            Re: ABC orders Marvel S.H.I.E.L.D. series pilot from Joss Whedon

            It was announced today that actress Ming-Na, of 'E.R.' fame and also voiced the titular character of 'Mulan', will join the 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' pilot. She will play Agent Melinda May, "a top-notch pilot, weapons expert and soldier who is described as being soulful but slightly damaged by her time spent in combat."
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              Re: ABC orders Marvel S.H.I.E.L.D. series pilot from Joss Whedon

              Originally posted by ALIASd View Post
              It was announced today that actress Ming-Na, of 'E.R.' fame and also voiced the titular character of 'Mulan', will join the 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' pilot. She will play Agent Melinda May, "a top-notch pilot, weapons expert and soldier who is described as being soulful but slightly damaged by her time spent in combat."

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                Re: ABC orders Marvel S.H.I.E.L.D. series pilot from Joss Whedon

                Sounds cool. I'll watch the first five episodes and give them a chance.
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                  Re: ABC orders Marvel S.H.I.E.L.D. series pilot from Joss Whedon

                  Originally posted by Not My Real Name View Post
                  Sounds cool. I'll watch the first five episodes and give them a chance.
                  Same here....but I am a sucker for Marvel stuff. :P
                  For the love of Disney....:yea:

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                  • #10
                    Re: ABC orders Marvel S.H.I.E.L.D. series pilot from Joss Whedon

                    Filming began today on the pilot for the S.H.I.E.L.D. series.
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                    • #11
                      Re: ABC orders Marvel S.H.I.E.L.D. series pilot from Joss Whedon

                      i cant see why they wont make it a show
                      they have Marvel films, merchandise and soon to be attractions and tv shows
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                      • #12
                        Re: ABC orders Marvel S.H.I.E.L.D. series pilot from Joss Whedon

                        This IS cool news! I heard somewheres that it COULD be on abc this fall? any truth on that?

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