Marvel movies have shown us the workings of spy organization S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division), with a big payoff in “The Avengers.” Nick Fury, the group’s director, is the one who pushed the idea of a team of superheroes. Now ABC and Joss Whedon want to take us even deeper.
Deadline is reporting that ABC has greenlit a S.H.I.E.L.D. series pilot that will begin shooting immediately. Whedon will co-write with his brother Jed and Maurissa Tancharoen. He may also direct the pilot if his schedule allows. Whedon is already signed to do an “Avengers” sequel. Disney owns both ABC and Marvel Comics. That partnership is making it easier to get Marvel-themed projects onto the big and small screens. ABC is also reportedly working on an Incredible Hulk TV show. It is an excellent time to be a comic book fan.
We don’t know yet if this show will focus more on superheroics or spy elements. I wouldn’t expect to see big name heroes such as Iron Man and Thor, but some of the lesser knowns could easily show up. If The Hulk TV show happens, perhaps Dr. Bruce Banner could stop by too.