Joss Whedon Explains AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Connection To The Larger Marvel Cineamtic Universe
Executive producer and pilot director Joss Whedon comments on how Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will link up with past and future events unfolding across the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe.
A new interview has surfaced from the ABC upfront presentations [via TV Fanatic] with Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Executive Producers and The Avengers 2 director Joss Whedon. Below, Joss talks about how the television show will link up with what's occurring in the Marvel movies. The background noise makes it a little hard to hear Joss so I've also included a transcription.
"Everything has to push 'character' forward, including action. We don't want 'spectacle' characters, we want some spectacle that addresses character. We always want the two to mix.
We're absolutely on top of all the movies. We never contradict, replicate - we will be flowing in between them, maybe occasionally we'll throw something in that foreshadows [or] echoes but we're very much beholden to the Marvel Cinematic Universe."
And it just wouldn't be an interview with Joss without some funny snark. When asked 'How long it would take for what happened to Agent Coulson to be revealed, whether it will be revealed right away or parceled out,' Joss simply responded with, "Yes."
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Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films, as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson's team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage; Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), expert pilot and martial artist; Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), brilliant engineer; and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker, Skye (Chloe Bennet).
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel’s first television series, is from executive producers Joss Whedon (Marvel's The Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, who co-wrote the pilot (Dollhouse, Dr.Horrible's Sing-Along Blog). Jeffrey Bell (Angel, Alias) and Jeph Loeb (Smallville, Lost, Heroes) also serve as executive producers. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.
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