Joss Whedon will co-write, maybe direct 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' pilot for ABC
As if striking cinematic gold with his version of The Avengers wasn't enough, writer-director Joss Whedon will be working on a TV pilot for ABC, now that the network has ordered a pilot for S.H.I.E.L.D. No word on whether Samuel L. Jackson will be involved, though. Eh, you can't have everything.
The project, which will the first Marvel TV series to get off the ground, will be written by Whedon, his brother Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, Deadline.com says. It focuses on the Marvel universe organization that brought the Avengers together (it stands for Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate or Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division, depending on what time line they're on).
Production will begin immediately, with geek king Joss potentially directing the pilot. There are some pretty wild Marvel personalities that could be used for this one, so prepare to see more than a few tie-ins to all the movies that will be premiering in the next three years.
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