The countdown clock continues to click slowly down for the September premiere of Joss Whedon‘s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the return of Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg). Whedon recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly and discussed Coulson’s return.
“Well, it’s a very interesting explanation… We’re gonna earn it, that’s not something you take lightly.”
Whedon went on to stress the importance of the series “stands alone” quality for new viewers, offering them an entrance into Marvel Comics’ world of super spies and super heroes.
“It’s very important to me that the show stands on its own, that people who never saw any of the movies can tune in and enjoy it. We like being a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we like having all of the mythos to play off of. But if the show was “You just missed Tony Stark, wow, he was just here!” it would be the most unsatisfying show ever. We have a new ensemble, apart from Clark, it’s all people I’ve never worked with before, but I’m really excited about them, I’m really proud of them and I think people are just going to want to see them every week.”
When Whedon was asked about the role actor J. August Richards is playing in the upcoming series, (Many believe the character to be “Rage”), Whedon responded:
“I’m not going to say who he’s playing, but he’s certainly cranky as you can tell from the trailer. It’s great, he came in to guest star and he tears it up. He’s got that kind of energy, he’s so much fun, and such a lovely guy.”
I’m hopeful this series will bring new fans to comics and local comic book stores. The more the merrier. What are you looking forward to seeing in the series?