Joss Whedon’s S.H.I.E.L.D. Is A Go
Joss Whedon is pretty much getting the keys to the Marvel kingdom at this point. A $617 million domestic gross at the box office for Avengers will do that for you. Off the heels of Whedon getting the go-ahead to direct the Avengers sequel for 2015, CBR is now reporting that Whedon’s secret TV project is getting the green light. That project would be S.H.I.E.L.D.
Not many knew that when Whedon signed on to direct Avengers that he would be given access to developing a TV show under the Marvel library. He’s expected to co-write the show with his brother, Jed, who he collaborated with on the short run of Dollhouse. Not much else we can share, but Marvel’s looking to get production moving ASAP.
I’m personally excited for this and hopefully Disney and ABC give Whedon the time and day to develop a smart action show that Fox couldn’t give him for Dollhouse. Getting into the nitty gritty of other S.H.I.E.L.D. operations is intriguing. And if they’re bold, I would love to see them get gutsy and explore different time periods of S.H.I.E.L.D. like Jonathan Hickman’s last run.