Joss Whedon spills 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' details
August 5th, 2013
05:16 PM ET

Joss Whedon spills 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' details

We still don't quite believe that Joss Whedon doesn't have superpowers, but his admission that even he has limitations does help.

When it comes to production for his new ABC primetime drama, "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," Whedon says he's going to do "as much as an executive producer who's also making a movie" - like "The Avengers" sequel, "Avengers: Age of Ultron" - is able to.

When it gets down to brass tacks, that means it's highly unlikely that he'll direct another episode after the pilot, which Whedon also co-wrote.

“I’m reading every script, every story, and giving notes and re-writes," he said. "I just can’t be in the room every day."

But Whedon's installed creatives who are on the same page as he is in terms of how to spin the stories from the Marvel movies onto the small screen.

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," which ABC has already ordered to series, will follow Clark Gregg's Agent Coulson as he leads a team of highly trained agents charged with investigating "the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe" and "protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary."

While the opportunities for movie-to-TV crossover are evident, Whedon is proceeding with caution.

"We don't just want to be an Easter egg farm," he said. "We want people to come back because of these people and not because of some connection to the movie universe. This show has to work for people who aren't going to see those movies and haven't seen those movies."

But if there's one thing Whedon already knows isn't going to happen on "S.H.I.E.L.D.," it's song and dance.

"I'm ruling out a musical," he told reporters.

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  2. cee


    IKR!!!!! He could AT LEAST make a sequel to Serenity if he is unable or unwilling to do another show.

    August 7, 2013 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  3. Smarter then you...


    August 7, 2013 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  4. JOSS


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  5. hgrimes

    Reblogged this on you should be writing and commented:
    Really excited for this, I have full faith in Joss Whedon.

    August 7, 2013 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  6. guys

    you have too understand there is no real love there....

    August 7, 2013 at 5:38 am | Report abuse |
  7. M.A.P.

    Why hasn't anyone made a series about poo in 3D? It's such a unoversal topic that everyone understands – fodd goes in = poo comes out. And it's funny, can be scary, sad, romantic, artsy etc. Fecalphelia!

    August 7, 2013 at 5:36 am | Report abuse |
  8. Angel

    Unlike Michael Bay, Joss whedan is a capable director, writer, and Producer.. I look forward to the Avengers 2

    August 6, 2013 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mel Stricker

    I want to know when he is bringing back FireFly (a great TV show).

    August 6, 2013 at 4:19 am | Report abuse |

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