Joss Whedon Will Direct S.H.I.E.L.D. The TV Series.

It was announced a few weeks back that Avengers director Joss Wedon was in negotiations to produce a TV series for ABC, based on a Marvel property, following his confirmation that he’ll be writing and directing a sequel to the hugely successful Avengers movie. For a while I was convinced he was going to remake The Incredible Hulk for the small screen but apparently Guillermo del Toro already has that TV series in-development, instead it appears that Whedon will be bringing S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division) to living rooms across the globe.

For anyone unfamiliar with S.H.I.E.L.D. (don’t feel too bad because you’ve probably had sex with an actual lady), it’s basically a military law enforcement agency and peacekeeping group spearheaded by Nick Fury, who was played by Samuel L. Jackson in the Marvel movies. The organisation was responsible for bring the Avengers together but apart from these very basic details little else is known about the planned TV series. There is of course hope that the brilliant Gregg Clark, who plays Agent Phil Coulson in the Marvel movies, will have a primary role and there’s no confirmation if Jackson will resume his role as Nick Fury for the small screen.