Actor Clark Gregg said that although Agent Coulson was seemingly killed in The Avengers, ABC’s planned S.H.I.E.L.D. series will provide viewers with “some clue as to why I’m still there, still breathing.”
If there’s one thing that a quick look at the current state of television and movies will tell you, it’s that there’s not much need for original ideas when there’s so much out there ready and waiting to be adapted, updated or just outright ripped off. That’s why we’ve decided to help in that process with a series that offers up some of the things we’d like to see being brought to big screen or small. This week’s suggestion? Avengers Academy.
It’s hard to know how to react to the news that Clark Gregg will be reprising his role as the SHIELD pilot that Joss Whedon is putting together for ABC. Of course, the fan faithful who adored the character in his appearances through all of the Marvel movies to date are excited to see that his career didn’t end with Marvel’s The Avengers, but still… Isn’t this ultimately a bad decision on Marvel’s part?
That Joss Whedon is going to be co-creating a S.H.I.E.L.D. show for Marvel TV and ABC is an intriguing proposition, beyond the general excitement that comes from the idea of a new show from the man behind Buffy and Firefly, never mind the Avengers movie. Why so intriguing, you may ask? Well, because for once, Whedon is going to have to look at things from the point of view of the authorities.
Samuel L. Jackson offers his vision for the long-rumored S.H.I.E.L.D. movie in which Nick Fury, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Maria Hill operate in “a shadow world,” “so it would be more like Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy with good toys.”
In case any doubts remained, Kevin Feige, president of production for Marvel Studios, has confirmed the iconic S.H.I.E.L.D. appears in the Joss Whedon-directed ensemble film.
If Kevin Feige’s recent interview is to be believed, Marvel Studios is already hard at work on their fourth wave of movies – After the first wave of Iron Man and Incredible Hulk, second wave of Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger and Avengers and the mysterious third wave of Runaways, Ant Man and whatever else may be in the pipeline. The problem? Well, the size of this new range, for one thing.
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