Joss Whedon has been talking to TVLine about his latest Marvel project, TV show S.H.I.E.L.D.
Speaking about the premise for the show, Whedon said’
“I’m excited about the show because it’s a very hopeful show. 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…We’re trying very hard to be true to [Marvel’s] ethos and also to the structure of their universe. So it is definitely a Marvel show.”
The director admitted that there was “not a ton” of familiar Marvel characters in the TV show, though he did add “there’s a little bit of talk of that” should the pilot be picked up to a full series. He explained;
“Right now, I want to involve people in the characters that we’ve created for the show and then we’ll worry about [the other stuff].”
It was previously confirmed that Clark Gregg will return to the Marvel universe, reprising his role as Agent Phil Coulson for the show.