Maurissa Tancharoen


The Disney brand has already come out strong this year.  With the Star Wars franchise breaking records, and a full slate of Marvel movies coming this summer, in addition to some fan-favorite tv shows, the Mouse House seems to have its hands full.  Or so one would think.  But more is coming.  Between Marvel shows such as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Jessica Jones, it may be surprising to hear that another story within the Marvel Universe could be coming to the small screen soon.  After some on and off again rumors last year surrounding an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff, it seems ABC has finally made up its mind.  A pilot episode has been ordered for the new original show titled Marvel’s Most Wanted, starring (more…)


*Denotes sarcasm.

In a revelation that surprises only the three most gullible nerds on the planet, the showrunners of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. have said that as the show progresses through its second season, it will eventually intersect with the doings of The Avengers in Avengers: Age of Ultron. This, in and of itself, is not a spoiler. S.H.I.E.L.D. has intersected twice before with the big screen Marvel adventures – Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier – so with Age of Ultron hitting theaters May 1, conveniently at the end of the show’s second season, it seemed only natural that Disney would parlay a show they own, on a network they own, to do cross-promotion with the new movie they own based on the characters they own. It all makes sense in the end. (more…)

Sif & Lola on Set for ‘Agents of SHIELD’


Agents of SHIELD hasn’t been the breakout hit everyone expected. Failing to continue drawing large audiences after its premiere, the series now turns to guest appearances to bolster its sagging popularity. Bill Paxton will soon guest star in a four episode arc and there’s even a requisite Stan Lee cameo, but it’ll take a goddess to truly make an impact on Agents of SHIELD.


Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is produced by the creative trio of Joss Whedon, and husband and wife team Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. Hot on the heels of the series premiere, THR has posted an interview with Jed and Maurissa discussing the series. One of the biggest tidbits to come out of that interview is the one big NO-NO word that no Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. can ever utter.



In all this hype leading up to the premiere of Agents of SHIELD – tonight at 8pm EST on ABC! – executive producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen have been giving all sorts of interviews. They gave one such interview today to The Hollywood Reporter, in fact. It’s full of all sorts of bits about their creative process, their expectations for SHIELD, and the trials of creating a superhero-less superhero show. It’s really great, go check it out.

But first! Let me draw your attention to this. THR, wisely, took the opportunity to get any info out of the pair about the much anticipated Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog sequel. What did they have to say?

Tancharoen: We wish we could be doing everything at the same time, but it’s always something that is in our hearts and always something we desperately want to do. But now Joss is away. He’s in London prepping, and we are here everyday consumed by this. But there are about six songs ready to go.

Whedon: In some form or another, it will exist. Obviously we’ve been saying that for a long time and it’s been slow going. But we never forget. It lives in our hearts.

Tancharoen: I will play Groupie #1 before you can call it Old Hag #1 (laughs).

Six songs, guys! That’s something, right!? Though I’ll admit, I don’t believe there’s any way in the forseeable future Whedon, his brother, Joss, or Tancharoen will find the time. And let’s not even imagine what the schedules of Neil Patrick Harris, Felicia Day (assuming her character would appear in a sequel), and Nathan Fillion are like!

Sheesh… more and more Dr. Horrible 2 sounds like a pipe dream, but what do you think? Will we see a sequel before we’re dead? Maybe they’ll just release the songs or even record a soundtrack only at some point?


A somewhat shocking rumor has surfaced concerning ABC‘s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television show; after its pilot was screened to extremely positive reviews, it seems the following episode scripts were so underwhelming Marvel’s Cinematic Universe head honcho, Joss Whedon, had to have the scripts rewritten before they could begin filming.

Looks like ABC’s highly anticipated Joss Whedon-produced drama is in need of a superhero. A source close to the show tells us that the latest scripts that have come in have been so bad, Whedon had to pull off a page one rewrite just an hour before the table read. Given that Whedon is supposed to be transitioning full showrunner responsibilities to his brother Jed Whedon and sister-in-law Maurissa Tancharoen so that he can focus on his 83 other film projects, this ain’t a good sign.

Now, yeah, at first glance this seems like some pretty unsettling news for those of us who have really been looking forward to this show, but I think we’d be missing the silver lining. I mean, if it really was so bad that it had to be rewritten, at least we know that it’s been fixed and we’re getting the best that they can deliver, right? Considering Jed Whedon and his wife, Maurissa Tancharoen, also worked on The Avengers, I don’t think that they’d let something subpar get on TV, either, when they do take over showrunning.

Obviously, this is just a rumor; there hasn’t been any confirmation on this and I doubt that there will be anytime soon. It puts me at ease that these hypothetically horrible scripts didn’t make it through, if they did exist, and that Whedon is doing everything he can to ensure that the show is a success. I’d be worried if the rumor said, “After reading over the awful scripts, Joss yelled, ‘Ah, to hell with it!’ and moved along with the scripts as planned,” but it looks like, even if there is some sort of truth here, we needn’t worry and the fate of Agent Coulson and his crew is in good hands.


Entertainment Weekly has learned filming for Joss Whedon‘s S.H.I.E.L.D. television show has begun. With filming only just beginning there isn’t a whole lot to share, but there are these tweeted photos courtesy of Maurissa Tancharoen, executive producer/writer Jed Whedon‘s wife.

Here is Joss in silhouette. Hmm, wonder what favorite character he’s plotting to kill off?

Earlier at the Critic’s Choice Awards he spoke of his excitement,

The whole point of the show is that even with all these big things, the little things matter. It’s about people who don’t have super powers. There will be some people with powers, there will be FX, and there will be the spectacle of science-fiction storytelling — but all played on a very human, small level. That’s the appeal of the thing.

I find that’s where Whedon excels, at showing the spectacular on a smaller, more human level, and it makes me all the more excited to see him tackling a weekly S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show.

Here’s two more shots, one of a S.H.I.E.L.D. vehicle, the next of Jed Whedon’s chair,

It’s really begun. The Whedon brothers are again working on a television program, and it ties into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. What a cool world we live in, eh?

Source: Geek Tyrant

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 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

It seems that ABC is chomping at the bit to get S.H.I.E.L.D., a new series based on the spy organization that’s central to the Marvel Comics and series of films, on its airwaves in the very near future.

Variety’s Marc Graser tweeted today that the series’ pilot will begin shooting this coming January, a mere five months after the series was first announced. We know that Ming-Na has been cast as lead character Agent Melinda May, at that she will be joined by Avengers actor Clark Gregg who’s returning as Agent Phil Coulson (at least we think it’s Coulson returning), so if the network is aiming for a January shoot date, expect more casting announcements very, very soon. And also expect to see it on the Fall 2013 TV schedule, if not before (?).

Avengers screenwriter and director Joss Whedon will direct the pilot and co-write it with his brother Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, who worked on Dr Horrible and Dollhouse with the Whedon Brothers. The series will be produced by the Whedons, Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb.

More news as it develops.

Source: Coming Soon

Yesterday it was revealed the television show Joss Whedon is working on for Marvel will be about S.H.I.E.L.D. and will air, unsurprisingly, on ABC. This show is part of Whedon’s three year deal with Marvel which also includes him returning for The Avengers 2. Now a few more details have been unearthed, for one, Whedon won’t necessarily be a showrunner for the S.H.I.E.L.D. show but rather his involvement will be when and where he likes. Yes, it must be nice to wield the power of Whedon.

The official showrunners will be Jed Whedon, the brother of I believe you can guess who, and Maurissa Tancharoen, who notably worked with Joss on Dollhouse and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. These three will write the pilot and will be joined by Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb as executive producers. The rumor is Whedon will direct the pilot as well, but that’s in no way been confirmed. Though, I’m gonna say it’s likely.

More details on Joss’ involvement with the show comes from Variety’s Cynthia Littleton, who tweeted,

[Joss] reserves right to pepper in bits here and there. His bro Jed and Maurissa T. will be showrunners, he’ll just show up every now and then ‘and take credit for everything.’

Yup, that sounds about right. You make a movie that rakes in over a billion dollars and you get to do whatever the fuck you want.

Are you pumped for Joss Whedon to not only return to television but with a show set in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe?

Source: Coming Soon