Joss Whedon announced that the new ABC series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., will most likely expand Marvel’s already widening universe, possibly giving fans some insight into The Avengers 2 and the much anticipated film, Guardians of the Galaxy.
Whedon promises that the series will feed into the Marvel galaxy and adhere to some global story arcs the fans have grown to love. ‘We’re absolutely on top of all the movies. We never contradict [or] replicate – we will be flowing in between them, maybe occasionally we’ll throw something in that foreshadows [or] echoes, but we’re very much beholden to the Marvel cinematic universe.’
He went on to say this buzz generating series will be characterization rich, and not simply a prime time beat ’em up spectacle.
‘Everything has to push character forward, including action,’ Whedon added. ‘We don’t want ‘spectacle’ characters, we want… spectacle that addresses character. We always want the two to mix.’
The show debuts this fall and stars Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Chloe Bennet. Fans are already fanning the flames of speculation. What Marvel heroes/villains would you like to see in the expanding universe?