SHIELD TV show “came together organically” says Whedon

Joss Whedon talks Avengers Assemble TV show and how it’ll gel with non-comic fans

Joss Whedon Avengers SHIELD
Joss Whedon Avengers SHIELD
Joss Whedon on the set of Avengers Assemble

Speaking to Vulture, Avengers Assemble director Joss Whedon talked a bit more about the SHIELD spin-off show he’s working up for ABC – the pilot was officially ordered earlier this week.

“The important thing to me is that we know what the show is,” Whedon explained. “We love what it is. It came together very organically, so when we went in to pitch [to Marvel], it wasn’t like, We’re trying to find this because you want a TV show, it was, Check this out. And that’s a good way to walk in a room.

“Good support is wonderful, but it’s not a hill of beans, because they may give us all this support and then decide, “Eh. Yeah, it’s Friday.” They might give us all the support and then not do that, but then audiences might go, “Yeahhh … no.” You just can’t be sure. What I do know is that it’s the show it should be, and we’ve got some really dope notions. It’s going to work very well for people who either love the Marvel universe or for people who’ve never dipped a toe in the Marvel universe.”

Avengers Assemble is available to own 17 September 2012 – pre-order it now on DVD for £11 and Blu-ray for £16 from Amazon.co.uk.