Marvel generated a good bit of excitement by announcing that The Avengers director (and Buffy and Firefly head honcho) Joss Whedon would make not only The Avengers 2, but would act as executive producer of a TV show chronicling the exploits of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, and act as a general smoke-shrouded godfather to Marvel’s film slate.

The details on S.H.I.E.L.D. have been thin so far, with Whedon saying the show “came together very organically,” and noting that the show will feature all new characters, rather than importing personalities from Marvel’s films. Now, however, we know a bit more about four of the core characters, and taken together they may sound like a pretty familiar bunch to Whedon’s fans. Read More »

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We’ve known for weeks now that Joss Whedon would help develop the live-action Marvel series for ABC, but the whos, whats, hows, and whens are now becoming a little bit clearer. ABC has just given the green light to S.H.I.E.L.D., which (duh) will center around the espionage and law enforcement agency led by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) in the cinematic universe. Whedon is on board to write with his brother Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen (Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog), and will also direct if his schedule allows it. More after the jump.

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