What did one man do to get noticed for a job on Joss Whedon‘s S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show? How did Dredd 3D do at the box office? Which Pixar Easter Egg made it into The Avengers? Will Kevin Feige be taking risks with Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2? Is Marvel canceling The Amazing Spider-Man? Want to watch interviews from people related to Man of Steel and The Dark Knight Returns Part 1? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »


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While S.H.I.E.L.D. hasn’t been the focus of any of the Marvel movies per se, we’ve gotten to know the group pretty well by this point. Indeed, the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division is the thread that ties the entire Marvel cinematic universe together, thanks to the strenuous post-credits recruiting efforts of Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). And this summer’s Avengers has the biggest S.H.I.E.L.D. presence yet, with Clark Gregg‘s Agent Coulson grabbing some of the movie’s funniest lines and Cobie Smulders‘ Maria Hill making her eye-catching debut.

Now, as the intelligence agency heads to the small screen, we’re poised to learn more about the team than ever. But don’t expect to get the dish on Fury’s penchant for leather dusters or Coulson’s trading card hobby. Instead, writer/director Joss Whedon says, ABC’s S.H.I.E.L.D. will introduce audiences to a whole new cast of characters. Read more after the jump.

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Joss Whedon is officially Marvel’s main man. After completing the studio’s most successful film to date, The Avengers (back in theaters tomorrow), the writer/director signed on to not only direct the 2015 sequel but develop an ABC TV show based on S.H.I.E.L.D. and to just generally have his hands in whatever pie he wants: Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Ant-Man, you name it.

Seems like a lot of work for just one man and, in an interview with Vulture, Whedon discussed how he plans on stretching himself over all these properties. He also explained why the Avengers scenes that came out this week – the alternative opening and Captain America intro – were deleted. Read his quotes about this stuff, as well as an Avengers 2 tease, after the jump.

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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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