Perhaps the most anticipated television series of the new year, Joss Whedon’s S.H.I.E.L.D. is finally done with casting and, if sources in the trenches are to be believed, the man himself is hard at work directing the pilot episode.
Whedon is a busy boy, being both the grand overseer for the entire universe of Marvel Studios and having to put together Avengers 2 by 2015, but he still managed to put some time aside to take the reins of the new series. This is a good sign for fans, since Whedon’s presence at the opening of the show is essential to set the tone. Should he have handed the directing duties off to someone else, we might have been looking at an entirely different show come premiere time.
Look forward to S.H.I.E.L.D. showing up on ABC sometime this fall. Barring yet another apocalypse, of course.
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