The Upcoming SHIELD TV Show: My Thoughts

The Upcoming <b>SHIELD</b> TV Show: My Thoughts

My thoughts on how the SHIELD television series will work and what should happen.

Recently it was confirmed that the mysterious TV show that was connected to the MCU was a show about the "Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division" (acronym from the MCU) or as we call it SHIELD. I thought "...hmm...this could be cool, if they do it right" This is how i think they should do the SHIELD TV show.

1.)Make it Feel Like a Spy TV Show

I don't want SHIELD to be an organization of guys with big guns that stop international threats. I want them to be kinda like the MI6 of the MCU. Hawkeye can still have his arrows, but kinda lean toward his Ultimate side. Black Widow is perfect the way she is in the MCU and shouldn't be changed. I want the show to explore MANY different aspects of SHIELD and its agents.

2.)Introduce New People

I don't want the show to focus around just Hawkeye and Black Widow. Introduce new characters that could play to the James Bond/Mission Impossible feel it should have. Clay Quartermain (Agent 9); Jacob Strzeszewski (Agent 10); Jasper Sitwell (Agent 12); and Sharon Carter (Agent 13) and Jimmy Woo. I want them to also have cameos of Marvel characters too. I'd LOVE to see and episode with (Insert your choice for Punisher here) as Punisher and Two of the agents are sent out to stop him. I'd also love to have Daredevil make an appearance or at least get referenced.

3.)Help set-up the MCU

I think cameos and little references would be fun, but what would be really awesome is to show them recruiting heroes. This should be where they should recruit people like Ant-Man. I'd also love to see nods to important things in the 616 and ultimate comics universes. Like Maria Hill saying something about how the heroes should be registered would be great!

4.)Steve Rodgers: Agent of SHIELD

You might be thinking WHAT!!!!, but here me out. It would be cool to see Steve Rogers in this show sometimes. He really has nowhere else to go.He's a man out of time. I'm not saying have him sport the Cap America suit, but maybe one like the one above. He could help with some missions every once and awhile.

5.)A little more serious and edgier than Avengers

You might be thinking ITS ABC!!!!! THEY CAN'T GO DARKER THAN AVENGERS!!! It's ABC not Disney Channel. I want this to have a similar tone to that of the Cape. It might have been a bad show, but it was a good tone for the genre on television.
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BrowniesExplode - 8/29/2012, 5:24 PM
I like the idea
MisterMagurlypse - 8/29/2012, 5:50 PM
All great ideas!! I hope they do just that. IMO, they won't have any major heroes in it. Just SHIELD agents and some references to guys like Daredevil, Punisher, Spidey and others. Hope I'm wrong.
TheLokey1 - 8/29/2012, 11:21 PM
If they can include a 2 part episode where the leader escapes shield custody and the hulk has to hunt him down, then the whole series will be worthwhile.
CoulsonLives - 8/30/2012, 12:52 AM
This is what I was thinking :)
CorndogBurglar - 8/30/2012, 4:21 AM
The great thing is that they can use all the characters that Sony, Fox, and others own the movie rights to. Being that this is a TV show and not a feature length film, this can be done. Its the same reason Marvel is able to make a Spidey animated series. It isn't because its animation, its because its a show, not a film,

So, basically, they could have references to ANYONE and that could be a way to show that these people really do exist in the MCU, even if they can't use them all in films just yet.
CorndogBurglar - 8/30/2012, 4:24 AM
I really like the idea of having SHIELD agents interacting with certain characters. Kind of like X-Files meets Marvel. They don't need to have some super-powered character in every episode, but here and there would be cool.

@ RedHood

I like that idea about agents trying to hunt down Punisher in an episode. That would be awesome.
TheLokey1 - 8/30/2012, 8:08 AM
@ corndogburglar

I don't think it works that way, I believe the other studios hold all live action rights. This would explain why marvel can still produce cartoons but we will never see a marvel produced x-men live action show.
CorndogBurglar - 8/30/2012, 9:20 AM
@ The Lokey

It does work that way though. Let me give an example.

The Animated Film World War Hulk had to swap out Silver Surfer with Beta Ray Bill because Fox owns the rights to SS. That was a feature film, so they were not allowed to use SS, due to not owning the rights. Yet, in the animated show Superhero Squad, Silver Surfer appears all the time. Not because its animated, but because its a television show, not a movie.

Also, you're wrong about an X-Men tv show. There was Wolverine and the X-Men, that was a Marvel produced show, and Fox owned the movie rights at the time. Why could Marvel do it? because it was a show, not a movie.

One more example would be the fact that Xavier's school for mutants, AND Wolverine, both appeared in the animated show Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Again, because Fox owns the MOVIE rights, not the rights to television series.

The contracts are not for Live Action, its for Movie Rights in general. If something is a feature length film, then it is Fox/Sony's. If it is a tv show, they have no right to them. It doesn't matter if its live action or animated.

TheLokey1 - 8/30/2012, 10:10 AM
Sorry but none of our examples are really disproving what I said. All your examples are for animated shows and I'm talking about live action, there was one point when marvel tried to make a mutant related live action tv show, Mutant X, and fox tried to sue marvel due to the fact that it was too similar to their x-men film rights. I believe it ended up being settled out of court.
KaneVonDoom - 8/30/2012, 2:37 PM
Fox and Sony have live action rights from my understanding as well.

Marvel also had another feature length film that used characters Fox has live action rights to: Wolverine in Hulk Vs.

Silver Surfer wasn't used due to other licensing issues.
kong - 8/30/2012, 2:39 PM

Wow, I never thought of that. THAT'S GENIUS!!
KaneVonDoom - 8/30/2012, 2:49 PM
By the way: I really dig the ideas in this article.

Also, Mr Fantastic makes a brief appearance in the Planet Hulk movie alongside most of the rest of the Illuminati (Iron Man, Black Bolt, Dr. Strange) and there is a Skrull in the audience at the Colosseum so not sure why Silver Surfer wasn't used.
CorndogBurglar - 8/30/2012, 3:52 PM
Kane von doom

Actually, hulk vs was two separate stories and neither were full length features...
CorndogBurglar - 8/30/2012, 4:01 PM
The lokey

You need to dig a little deeper with Mutant X. While Fox did in fact sue Marvel for mutant x being too similar, marvel won that case and were allowed to continue with the show. Fox then sued Marvel again for trying to connect the show Mutant X to the X-Men films. Not in plot, but in advertising. Marvel used X-Men in their advertising for the show, and that is what got it cancelled.

As for my other examples, they do make sense. Marvel couldnt use SS in a feature length film, even though it was animated. Which shows that it doesnt matter if it is animated or live action, a movie is a movie, and Fox/Sony own the MOVIE rights, not the live action rights.
CorndogBurglar - 8/30/2012, 4:06 PM
The bottom line is you can search the internet until your fingers bleed, but everything you'll find says fox/Sony own the FILM rights to these characters. No where will you find anything that says they own all live action rights. if you can disprove me then I'll happily admit I was wrong.
CorndogBurglar - 8/30/2012, 4:14 PM
One more thing, dont you think Marvel would have made an animated Spider-Man film by now? Or an X-Men animated film if they could? They went through a period where they were pumping out animated movies, but they mysteriously only made ones for characters they own mlvie rights to. That isnt a coincidence. They would have made one for their most popular character if they could have.
DedwardSon - 8/30/2012, 10:49 PM
Corndog..........Winning! And 100% correct. Sorry misspelled Lokey (Loki).
TheLokey1 - 8/31/2012, 8:40 AM
So why was mr. Fantastic used in planet hulk if silver surfer wasn't allowed? Their rights should be tied up in the same agreement for fantastic four that marvel made with fox.
CorndogBurglar - 8/31/2012, 9:25 AM
The only reason I can think of is that he was just a blackened out silhouette and you never saw his face and they never said his name. They showed Iron Man, and 4 others behind him all shadowed out. You could clearly see one was Dr. Strange, but the others are hard to tell if I remember correctly. Other than that, I honestly don't have an answer for that.

SomTingWong - 9/1/2012, 4:55 PM
does marvel have the rights to punisher?if so that would be cool.daredevi,punisher,electra (if possible) and other small heros should be in this.if they start right away like they said it should be done by 2013/14

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