Joss Whedon has said that his upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series is about the “little guy”.
Speaking to Deadline about the show, Whedon offered a further explanation.
“The idea of the Little Guy is something that I am very fierce about, and there has never been a better Little Guy than Clark Gregg. That intrigued me, this world around the superhero community. It’s the people whose shop windows get blown up when the Destroyer shows up. It’s the more intimate stories that belong on television that we can really tap into the visual style and ethos, and even some of the mythology, of the Marvel movies. I think we’ve put together another really great ensemble headed by Clark. And how much it’s actually seeding or hinting or reacting to what’s going on in the movies is something we’ll let play out as we go.
“For me the most important thing is that people fall in love with it on its own merits, rather than constantly asking, ‘Is there gonna be an Avenger?’ Well, there’s not gonna be a Hulk because that guy’s too expensive.”
The question remains of how involved Whedon will be in the project, considering The Avengers 2 is looming on the horizon of his work schedule.
“I will be as involved as I can be — mostly on a story level. On the TV show I can say, ‘No, do it my way.’ I’m just trying to keep it exciting and meaningful and surprising.”
Filming on the pilot episode concluded on February 11. An air date has yet to be confirmed.