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S.H.I.E.L.D Pilot to Air on ABC

Submitted by on August 29, 2012 – 2:00 pm Comments

It can only be good news for comic book fans that, Joss Whedon might be involved in the making of a series on S.H.I.E.L.D. Yes S.H.I.E.L.D is the very same organization that is headed by the popular Marvel comics character Nick Fury, and was instrumental in the formation of the Avengers. Therefore, Joss Whedon the director of The Avengers being involved with the project can be called a smart decision on the part of ABC.

Whedon has in fact been commissioned to write the pilot along with his brother Jed and Maurissa Tancharoen. A mouth watering proposition to boot is fact that, Whedon might even end up directing the pilot. Whedon’s name being involved with the project would ensure that, it gets the publicity and the attention that such a show deserves. The Avengers, is the biggest hit of the year and might even end up being one of the highest grosser in movie history.

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Hence ABC has chosen just the right time to go ahead with the pilot as, even people who aren’t comic book fans have been introduced to the Marvel universe thanks to the movie. Therefore characters like Nick Fury, or an organization like S.H.I.E.L.D, wouldn’t be something that the viewer would have to be specially introduced to. Comic book fans and fans of the movie would also hope to see glimpses of some of their favorite heroes like The Hulk or Thor, on this show.

A pilot like this would also need to have a substantial budget, which could be another reason why Whedon has been roped in, as he has the requisite amount of experience required for handling a big ticket project.  The pilot will also see Whedon as an executive producer.

For the uninitiated S.H.I.E.L.D. is a fictional espionage and secret military law-enforcement agency in the Marvel Comics Universe, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.  The acronym originally stood for Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law-Enforcement Division, but it was changed in 1991 to Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate. It was created at the end of World War II, by Nick Fury, in order to combat the enemies of the state.

Nigel Owen

Nigel is a graduate from Birmingham University, Nigel has worked for about 8 years in the banking industry, until one day he discovered his passion for writing. It basically gives him the opportunity to enlighten himself about subjects and things that he normally might not come across.

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