Papa Joss Talks About S.H.I.E.L.D. Show

Ahhhh, I love the sweet, cinnamony smell of Joss Whedon news in the morning.  There’s just something about that red haired geek that puts a smile on my face… and I’m not hinting at those mirror aided cock-shots that were hacked from his smartphone. Scarlett Johanson is such a bad influence!

Anyways, back to the main story!

Papa Joss sat with MTV news to discuss his latest cute genre film, Much Ado About Nothing, and the interviewer was able to pry some ooey gooey news about the S.H.I.E.L.D. television show from those iron clad “Kevin Feige Will Totes Kill Me for Saying This” lips.

Check out the video below:


@Marvel_Freshman was gracious enough to transcribe Joss’s golden words below:

“It’s trucking right along. I’m writing it with Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, my brother and sister-in-law who worked on “Dollhouse” with me. And we’re planning to shoot it just as soon as we can get it up and running. It’s an ensemble show, so we’ve gotta find the right cast. We found a way to structure it so that what we’re dealing with are agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. who are the humans in a superhero world and how they deal with that and how it makes them vulnerable.”

“It’s new characters. It needs to be its own thing. It needs to be adjacent [to the MCU] but you don’t want to do a show where you’re constantly going, ‘Iron Man just left, but he was totally here a minute ago.’ You want them to do their own thing. Well, what does S.H.I.E.L.D. have that the other superheroes don’t? And that, to me, is that they’re not superheroes. But they live in that universe. Even though they’re a big organization, that [lack of powers] makes them underdogs, and that’s interesting to me.”

So what do you think? Sad to see that this will be almost entirely independent from the Movie verse? Or is that what you expected?