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Agents Of SHIELD “is not an Easter egg farm” says Whedon

Agents Of SHIELD will crossover with Avengers, but “it’s not the reason for the show”

Clark Gregg's returning Phil Coulson leads Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD
Clark Gregg’s returning Phil Coulson leads Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD

Avengers Assemble writer/director Joss Whedon is bringing the Marvel Cinematic Universe to TV this autumn with hot new spin-off, Agents Of SHIELD, but fans expecting Chris Hemsworth’s Thor to swish through, or secret missions with Captain America are going to be disappointed.

Speaking at the recent TCAs, Whedon said fans will spot some synergy in the run-up to Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Thor: The Dark World. “There will be as much as we can allow,” he said. “We’re still working that out. It’s a fun opportunity, but it’s not the reason for the show. It’s not an Easter egg farm, we want people to come back.”

Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson (left) with director and writer Joss Whedon (right) on the set of Agents Of SHIELD.

The pilot kicks off with Angel alumnus J August Richards as an “unregistered gifted” that the SHIELD agents must track down. Don’t expect a superhero-of-the-week show, though, “There could be a device, a mystery,” Whedon continued.

“There’s so many aspects as to what’s happened since everybody in the world found out there’s a superhero team and aliens invaded New York. We want to be able to change it up every week: spy stuff, hero stuff, heartfelt stuff. We want to make sure the humor is there, but every week, you get something that feels a little bit different.”

Agents Of SHIELD will air on ABC later this year. You can buy Avengers Assemble on DVD for £10.99 or on Blu-ray for £14.99 from Amazon.co.uk.