[TV] S.H.I.E.L.D.

According to Deadline, ABC has ordered a pilot for S.H.I.E.L.D, a live-action series from The Avengers writer-director Joss Whedon, Marvel TV and ABC Studios.
 

Zappit

Staff member
It also mentions a Hulk series, too. Lou's got his fingers crossed.
 
And how can they make it affordable for TV?
Barber Shop HQ. Calling it now, great visual, and far more affordable than the Helicarrier.

Who they'll cast? No idea. Characters? S.H.I.E.L.D.'s got plenty of them.
 
Adam Levermore made an audition reel (?) to try to get hired as a graphic designer for the series
 
....a S.H.I.E.L.D television series. SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Sweet Strawberry Jesus I can't wait!
 
So they've released preliminary character descriptions:
Skye:This late-20s woman sounds like a dream: fun, smart, caring and confident -- with an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm.​
Agent Grant Ward: Quite the physical specimen and "cool under fire," he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He's a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he's the kind of guy that grows on you.​
Agent Althea Rice: Also known as "The Calvary," this hard-core soldier has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot. But her experiences have left her very quiet and a little damaged.​
Agent Leo Fitz and Agent Jemma Simmons: These two came through training together and still choose to spend most of their time in each other's company. Their sibling-like relationship is reinforced by their shared nerd tendencies -- she deals with biology and chemistry, he's a whiz at the technical side of weaponry.​
I am a touch disappointed that there isn't a single comic book character on that list. I'd been hoping for Daisy Johnson or Monica Chang (admittedly hard since she's the second Black Widow in The Ultimates) or Eric O'Grady or at least Clay Quartermain.
 
Inara:This late-20s woman sounds like a dream: fun, smart, caring and confident -- with an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm.​
Jayne Cobb: Quite the physical specimen and "cool under fire," he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He's a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he's the kind of guy that grows on you.​
River Tam: Also known as "The Calvary," this hard-core soldier has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot. But her experiences have left her very quiet and a little damaged.​
Kaylee and Wash: These two came through training together and still choose to spend most of their time in each other's company. Their sibling-like relationship is reinforced by their shared nerd tendencies -- she deals with biology and chemistry, he's a whiz at the technical side of weaponry.​
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Watch out, those comparisons are stretched so far they're bound snap and up out someone's eye.
 
Watch out, those comparisons are stretched so far they're bound snap and up out someone's eye.
So you couldn't see Adam Baldwin playing: "Quite the physical specimen and "cool under fire," he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He's a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he's the kind of guy that grows on you."
 
Wait, is that a sad face because this is too similar to Firefly in your opinion? Or a sad face because you want more Firefly, and this new show reminded you of it?
 
Wait, is that a sad face because this is too similar to Firefly in your opinion? Or a sad face because you want more Firefly, and this new show reminded you of it?
A little bit of column A, a little bit of column B.
 
A casting note from NYCC (via CBR)
And then, suddenly, Joss Whedon showed up onscreen amongst applause. "We all love Clark Gregg, there's no doubt about that," Whedon said. "From before we made 'The Avengers,' we discussed whether there was a way for him to be a part of the Marvel Universe, perhaps a part of a TV show even after his death. … The fact of the matter is, as much as we love him, now that I'm really running Marvel, I like to keep a type of artistic integrity, which means we don't stretch the bounds of reality."
"There was never going to be a 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' show without Agent Phil Coulson!" said Feige, who appeared behind Whedon, wearing a COULSON LIVES shirt. "
He's headlining the S.H.I.E.L.D. show and always was." said Whedon.
Loeb confirmed Clark Gregg is the first member cast in Whedon's "S.H.I.E.L.D."
 
How... wait... what?
Presumably, all will be explained in the pilot. And part of me wants the series finale to end with
Clark Gregg waking up next to Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Newhart style. Just to fuck with people.
 
Oh, that's good news. That makes the show suddenly sound watchable.
 
Oh, that's good news. That makes the show suddenly sound watchable.
...And a Marvel Studios TV show set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, co-created by Joss Whedon with Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen (most notably co-writers of Dr. Horrible, but with some respectable TV work since) didn't sound watchable in the first place?
 
No. It didn't. All the characters described thus far sounded generic as hell and the show itself sounded like it would end up being a waste of the property.

Clark Greg has literally been one of the best parts of all the movies, it's a fantastic thing.
 
Nick Fury faked his death dozens of times with a Life Model Decoy (aka: robot/android copy). They could easily do the same here.
 
Nick Fury faked his death dozens of times with a Life Model Decoy (aka: robot/android copy). They could easily do the same here.
This is one great example of why NOT following the comics is a good idea.[DOUBLEPOST=1350356011][/DOUBLEPOST]
Inara:This late-20s woman sounds like a dream: fun, smart, caring and confident -- with an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm.​
Jayne Cobb: Quite the physical specimen and "cool under fire," he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He's a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he's the kind of guy that grows on you.​
River Tam: Also known as "The Calvary," this hard-core soldier has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot. But her experiences have left her very quiet and a little damaged.​
Kaylee and Wash: These two came through training together and still choose to spend most of their time in each other's company. Their sibling-like relationship is reinforced by their shared nerd tendencies -- she deals with biology and chemistry, he's a whiz at the technical side of weaponry.​
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Black Widow:This late-20s woman sounds like a dream: fun, smart, caring and confident -- with an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm.​
Thor: Quite the physical specimen and "cool under fire," he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He's a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he's the kind of guy that grows on you.​
Captain America: Also known as "The Calvary," this hard-core soldier has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot. But [his] experiences have left [him] very quiet and a little damaged.​
Bruce Banner and Tony Stark: These two came through training together and still choose to spend most of their time in each other's company. Their sibling-like relationship is reinforced by their shared nerd tendencies -- [he] deals with biology and chemistry, he's a whiz at the technical side of weaponry.​
April O Neil:This late-20s woman sounds like a dream: fun, smart, caring and confident -- with an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm.​
Raphael: Quite the physical specimen and "cool under fire," he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He's a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he's the kind of guy that grows on you.​
Casey Jones: Also known as "The Calvary," this hard-core soldier has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot. But [his] experiences have left [him] very quiet and a little damaged.​
Leonardo and Donatello: These two came through training together and still choose to spend most of their time in each other's company. Their sibling-like relationship is reinforced by their shared nerd tendencies -- [he] deals with biology and chemistry, he's a whiz at the technical side of weaponry.​
Princess Leia:This late-20s woman sounds like a dream: fun, smart, caring and confident -- with an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm.​
Han Solo: Quite the physical specimen and "cool under fire," he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He's a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he's the kind of guy that grows on you.​
Chewbacca: Also known as "The Calvary," this hard-core soldier has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot. But [his] experiences have left [him] very quiet and a little damaged.​
R2 D2 and C3 PO: These two came through training together and still choose to spend most of their time in each other's company. Their sibling-like relationship is reinforced by their shared nerd tendencies -- [he] deals with biology and chemistry, he's a whiz at the technical side of weaponry.​
Jessie:This late-20s woman sounds like a dream: fun, smart, caring and confident -- with an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm.​
Woody: Quite the physical specimen and "cool under fire," he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He's a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he's the kind of guy that grows on you.​
Buzz Lightyear: Also known as "The Calvary," this hard-core soldier has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot. But [his] experiences have left [him] very quiet and a little damaged.​
Ham and Rex: These two came through training together and still choose to spend most of their time in each other's company. Their sibling-like relationship is reinforced by their shared nerd tendencies -- [he] deals with biology and chemistry, he's a whiz at the technical side of weaponry.​
Uhura:This late-20s woman sounds like a dream: fun, smart, caring and confident -- with an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm.​
Captain Kirk: Quite the physical specimen and "cool under fire," he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He's a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he's the kind of guy that grows on you.​
Sulu: Also known as "The Calvary," this hard-core soldier has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot. But [his] experiences have left [him] very quiet and a little damaged.​
Bones and Spock: These two came through training together and still choose to spend most of their time in each other's company. Their sibling-like relationship is reinforced by their shared nerd tendencies -- [he] deals with biology and chemistry, he's a whiz at the technical side of weaponry.​
Gandalf:This late-[2o0os] [man] sounds like a dream: fun, smart, caring and confident -- with an ability to get the upper hand by using [his] wit and charm.​
Boromir: Quite the physical specimen and "cool under fire," he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He's a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he's the kind of guy that grows on you.​
Aragorn: Also known as "The Calvary," this hard-core soldier has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot. But [his] experiences have left [him] very quiet and a little damaged.​
Merry and Pippin: These two came through training together and still choose to spend most of their time in each other's company. Their sibling-like relationship is reinforced by their shared nerd tendencies -- [he] deals with biology and chemistry, he's a whiz at the technical side of weaponry.​
What's your point?​
 
Considering Fury lied about the trading cards (going as far as putting blood on them), the easiest way to do it is just having him not have died... fits Fury pretty well too.
 
IGN spoke with ABC president Paul Lee and he offered some insight on how the television show ties into the movies:
“There is no question that it is part of the Marvel Universe. In fact, the story takes place after the battle for New York."

More here.
 
So that's pretty much confirmation that he's alive...

Unless they actually have the balls to risk going the LMD route...
 

BananaHands

Staff member
Considering Fury lied about the trading cards (going as far as putting blood on them), the easiest way to do it is just having him not have died... fits Fury pretty well too.
Oh yeah. And would be a great way to open the show if it's Coulson waking up in a hospital recovering. "Ready to get back to work, sir." "Well, that's the problem. Considering you're dead, you've been reassigned."
 
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