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Old 02-18-2013, 11:49 PM   #191
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Default Re: Disney/Marvel & ABC working on Avengers spin-off tv show? - Part 1

Originally Posted by Quasimod0 View Post
lol! Yes! thats me.
cherokee, man, ease up. we havent seen a single thing from this show yet. not even official set pictures. we have absolutely nothing to judge.
Nothing except what Whedon says in his interviews.

However, Whedon then reiterates prior comments that the pilot (and potential series) will focus on original characters, rather than a "ton" of familiar faces (though "there’s a little bit of talk of that"). "Right now, I want to involve people in the characters that we’ve created for the show, and then we’ll worry about [the other stuff]."

You have to bring a bit of spectacle to [S.H.I.E.L.D.]; it's got to be bigger than your average cop show,” he said. “But at the end of the day, it's about the peripheral people. It's about the people on the edges of the grand adventures. 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.”

“The storyline for the proposed series will be largely "autonomous" from the "Avengers" sequel feature. The series will revolve around the activities of the SHIELD org governing body for the superheroes featured in "Avengers.”

Joss whedon on Avengers ABC pilot-- don't call it a spinoff, its a SHIELD thing and meant to be "autonomous" to the film storylines.

altho 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," Joss assures.

Eh, you guys go ahead and circle the wagons and brand me a heretic all you like. You all know damn well I'm as Marvelite as they come, and I have faith in Joss Whedon the storyteller. But I *don't* have faith (yet) in his brother and associates who seem to insist on distancing themselves from the movies and comics to create their own playground. Nor do I have faith that they're going to find an audience with that approach.

Time will tell. I have high hopes for this series; I don't want to see it getting mishandled by TV wonks who have yet to figure out a good way to use the genre appropriately on the small screen.


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