Wednesday, August 29, 2012
'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV Series Moves Ahead, Joss Whedon To Write & Possibly Direct
Well, that didn't take long. Mere weeks after inking a 3 year deal with Marvel, parent company Disney has put Joss Whedon to work, and it will find him expanding the comic brand to the small screen.
Deadline reports that Whedon will co-write and possibly direct the pilot for the live-action "S.H.I.E.L.D." if he has room in his schedule. Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen will co-write and, while exact details are still coming together—probably because Whedon still has to put pen to paper (or cursor to screen)—it's a pretty no brainer idea. If Marvel wants to use the small screen to introduce B-level characters that could possibly crossover to the movies, there's no better way to do it than through S.H.I.E.L.D. which could act as a clearing house for that kind of stuff. And we'd reckon that's the way they'll go.
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