It was announced several weeks ago that Joss Whedon had signed a deal with Marvel Studios to direct The Avengers 2 as well as create a live-action show for ABC that would take place in the same movie-verse as The Avengers films.
Deadline has reported earlier this evening that Joss Whedon is now officially signed to create the television series titled, S.H.I.E.L.D.
The show will follow the activities of the world’s greatest intelligence agency introduced in the Marvel films. There isn’t much information as of yet about specific plots for the show or what characters will appear, but who really cares about that right now? I’m still getting over the fact that Whedon’s going to have a chance to run loose with more Marvel characters .
Joss is no stranger to television. Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly are prime examples of Whedon’s skill at telling a story and creating characters that we fall in love with. To help him out, he will be writing the show with his brother, Jed Whedon as well as Maurissa Tancharoen. If that’s not enough, Jeph Loeb (Heroes) will be an executive producer.
S.H.I.E.L.D. opens the doors to endless possibilities for Marvel Studios. A television series like this is just one more reason why Marvel seems to be making all the right moves these last few years.
Now, let’s all wish DC good luck keeping up.