It was teased not too long ago that Marvel Studios had a TV show in the works, and that Joss Whedon was going to be involved in it somehow. Well, now we know that the project they’ve been keeping up their sleeves is a new series focusing on S.H.I.E.L.D. and its agents, co-written by Whedon for ABC.
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Along with his brother Jed, and Jed’s wife Maurissa Tancharoen, Joss will be writing and possibly directing the first television story to tie into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Though it does tie into the movies, it’s been said to be autonomous to them, so it’ll exist more or less on its own.
Hopefully we’ll see some of the film actors return to their roles for this show, such as Sam Jackson as Nick Fury, and Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, but what I’d really be hoping for is a bit of focus on characters like Hawkeye and Black Widow, who haven’t been expanded upon nearly as much as the rest of the Avengers have been in the films. It’s also a great opportunity to introduce more characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, whether they’re more agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or other heroes from around the Marvel U.
It’s also reported that Marvel and Disney still have some more TV projects up their sleeves, such as a Hulk series that was first talked about a while ago. However, the Jessica Jones series that had been previously announced seems nowhere to be found. I’m personally hoping this opens up doors for two more characters I’ve been hoping could get TV series of their own; Bruce Banner’s cousin, She-Hulk, and Daredevil, who was recently reacquired by Marvel Studios.