As if Joss Whedon returning to TV wasn’t an exciting enough prospect, the fact that he’ll be delivering a weekly dose of the Marvel Cinematic Universe makes us giddy with anticipation. Since the show is shrouded in a level of secrecy that would make Nick Fury himself proud, every morsel of intel is appreciated - so here's some choice quotes from a new interview conducted by MTV, who collared Whedon at yesterday's Critics’ Choice Awards…
On S.H.I.E.L.D.’s concept…
"You have to bring a bit of spectacle to it; it's got to be bigger than your average cop show. 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."
Whedon also went on to discuss his work on Avengers 2 (the script of which will be complete in a couple of months) and his role at Marvel Studios...
On Avengers 2
"All of these people have met, so you have that out of the way. Now you can spend your time just digging in, and by digging in, I mean with a scalpel, to cause pain. I'm pretty excited about it, I have to say."
On his Marvel Phase Two role…
“I read all the scripts and I give notes on everything. I’ll look at cuts when they’re ready to show me. I’ll talk to directors if they want to. I try to make myself useful without being intrusive. I’ve gotten to be a part of all of them. That’s a dream job for a kid like me.”
It’s also been revealed that the S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot will officially start shooting on January 22nd. In other Marvel Studios news, Guardians of the Galaxy will reportedly kick off principal photography this summer at Pinewood Studios in London. Expect major casting news to hit very soon.
MARVEL PHASE TWO Release Schedule:
Mark these dates in your calendars...
April 26th 2013 - IRON MAN 3
Nov 8th 2013 - THOR: THE DARK WORLD
(TBC) 2013 - S.H.I.E.L.D.
April 4th 2014 - CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
Aug 1st 2014 - GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
May 1st 2015 - UNTITLED MARVEL'S AVENGERS SEQUEL
(TBC) - ANT-MAN
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