Sometime after the new year, production will begin on the pilot for ABC’s S.H.I.E.L.D., the proposed series about the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division, the fictional law enforcement agency from Marvel Universe movies. The pilot is being co-written, co-executive produced and directed by Avengers mastermind Joss Whedon.
Well throughout the development process there’s been a question of when exactly the show will premiere, will it be Fall of 2013, or maybe midseason? Perhaps a summer launch date? Who knows.
Well, Jeph Loeb knows. He is the head of Marvel TV after all, and he told Previewsworld.com that Marvel, Disney and the network ABC are looking at getting S.H.I.E.L.D. ready as early as next Fall.
“Well…we have a ‘little’ pilot for television that you might have heard about called Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. co-written, directed, and Executive Produced by none other than Joss Whedon!” Loeb said, adding,”Working with Joss, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell on the show is a blast! And bringing in Clark Gregg to play Agent Phil Coulson — the best! Hopefully we will be on in the Fall of 2013 on ABC!
Along with Gregg, the series will feature a cast made up of Ming-Na, Iain De Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge. But what about The Man himself, Samuel L. Jackson. He does play S.H.I.E.L.D. head Nick Fury after all, so how can you have a S.H.I.E.L.D. show without Fury. Only Jackson knows for sure.
“I don’t know. I keep hearing about it, and I haven’t talked to Joss about it,” Jackson told MTV. “But in my mind, I would tend to think that he would, if nothing else, be like Charlie in ‘Charlie’s Angels.’ At least be the voice!”
That sounds cool. Pun intended. We’ll keep you posted with all the latest S.H.I.E.L.D. developments.
Source: Coming Soon