Joss Whedon on SHIELD TV show and Maria Hill role

Avengers Assemble’s Joss Whedon talks “hopeful show” and Cobie Smulders in SHIELD

Joss Whedon on set for Avengers Assemble

Joss Whedon has shared some details about his upcoming SHIELD TV series.

Speaking to TV Line, Whedon explained that “I’m excited about the show because it’s a very hopeful show. It’s not about murder, and it’s not about crime, and it’s not people looking into their own belly buttons. It’s about people who are trying to help each other, and that’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.”

“We’re trying very hard to be true to [Marvel’s] ethos and also to the structure of their universe,” Whedon shared. “So it is definitely a Marvel show.”

Whedon also told the site site to expect “not a ton” of familiar faces from the Marvel-verse, though “there’s a little bit of talk of that.” He stated: “Right now, I want to involve people in the characters that we’ve created for the show, and then we’ll worry about [the other stuff].”

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 Smulders’ schedule ‘will permit very little’ involvement, ‘but if we can get a hold of her anytime, we will.'”

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