Joss Whedon has shared some details about his upcoming SHIELD TV series.
Speaking to TV Line, Whedon explained that â€śIâ€™m excited about the show because itâ€™s a very hopeful show.Â Itâ€™s not about murder, and itâ€™s not about crime, and itâ€™s not people looking into their own belly buttons. Itâ€™s about people who are trying to help each other, and thatâ€™s one of the things I loved about comic-books. They had costumes and the villains were cool, [but] they stood for something, and I like doing a show that does that.â€ť
â€śWeâ€™re trying very hard to be true to [Marvel's] ethos and also to the structure of their universe,â€ť Whedon shared. â€śSo it is definitely a Marvel show.â€ť
Whedon also told the site site to expect “not a ton” of familiar faces from the Marvel-verse, though “thereâ€™s a little bit of talk of that.” He stated: â€śRight now, I want to involve people in the characters that weâ€™ve created for the show, and then weâ€™ll worry about [the other stuff].â€ť
Cobie Smulders has already stated that she hopes to be able to return to her role as Maria Hill. However, the site reported that “Whedon cautions that Smuldersâ€™ schedule ‘will permit very little’ involvement, ‘but if we can get a hold of her anytime, we will.’”