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S.H.I.E.L.D tv series will feature new characters?

Joss Whedon’s “S.H.I.E.L.D.” series will feature new characters. In an interview with MTV News, Whedon said the new series would have to feature new players, despite being set in the “Avengers” movie universe.

“It’s new characters. It needs to be its own thing,” Whedon said. “It needs to be adjacent [to the MCU] but you don’t want to do a show where you’re constantly going, ‘Iron Man just left, but he was totally here a minute ago.'”

Whedon said the characters need to do their own thing, even though they don’t have powers. “That makes them a little bit — even though they’re a big organization — underdogs, and that’s interesting to me,” Whedon explained.

The “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” creator will write the project with his brother Jed Whedon and Jed’s Maurissa Tancharoen. The trio will executive produce the ABC pilot alongside Jeffrey Bell and Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb. Whedon will also write and direct the sequel to “The Avengers.”

“The important thing to me is that we know what the show is,” Whedon told Vulture. “We love what it is. It came together very organically, so when we went in to pitch [to Marvel], it wasn’t like, ‘We’re trying to find this because you want a TV show,’ it was, ‘Check this out.’ And that’s a good way to walk in a room.”

After the pilot was announced, we could not help but to investigate further on this epic announcement. We will continue to keep you updated as we get more information, but we want to ask you who do you think should be in the new TV Series? Let us know in the comments below, or tweet about it using #kotcSHIELD!

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Merle is back, does that spell trouble for Rick?

Looking at Merle, piercing us with his  stare and metal-encased stub of an arm, it makes us wonder why Merle Dixon survives to return in Season 3 of The Walking Dead. Having sawed off his own arm to escape a hallucinatory wave of zombies at the end of Season 1, Merle is back, now with pirate like feature to add to his colorful personality.

Micheal Rooker, who plays the brother of Daryl Dixon, talked to Comic Book Movie about the return of southern extremist, Merle, who had built up a fan base in his absence. When asked in his interview whether it was difficult to portray such an explicitly vicious character, Rooker was all pro:

Nah…I mean being uncomfortable is a good thing for an actor. How I feel as a person can’t be allowed to influence all of what I do as a character. And Merle is definitely a character.

For not appearing in the original comic series, Merle is unique to the TV show. Rooker feels that this gave him more room to make the character his own, with his southern upbringing playing a crucial part in Merle’s development. It makes us all wonder what do they have in store for Rick and the other survivors, and most importantly what will happen with Daryl?

Season 3 of The Walking Dead airs on October 14th.

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Pilot Ordered for ABC’s Marvel TV Series S.H.I.E.L.D

Joss Whedon to Co-write and possibly direct the pilot

We now know what the big Marvel TV series is that Joss Whedon is helping bring to ABC, which is set inside the Marvel  Universe and tied into the Avengers – It’s S.H.I.E.L.D.

Deadline broke the big news, revealing S.H.I.E.L.D. has officially been given a green light for a pilot by ABC. Joss Whedon will co-write the pilot and possibly direct it as well. Writing with him will be his brother, Jed Whedon and Jed’s wife, Maurissa Tancharoen. Jed Whedon and Tancharoen wrote Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog with Joss Whedon and another brother, Zack Whedon, and were most recently writers on Spartacus.

Executive producing along with the Whedon brothers and Tancharoen will be Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb and Jeffrey Bell. Bell is another former Whedon collaborator, having been the showrunner on Angel in its final seasons – making it likely he could serve as showrunner on S.H.I.E.L.D. if it gets a series pickup. (Whedon will be a bit too busy prepping Avengers 2 to serve in that capacity, one would assume)

The project had been in the works at Marvel TV and ABC Studios for some time. Earlier this month, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that it had signed an exclusive film and TV deal with Joss Whedon, which included him writing and directing The Avengers sequel and develop a live-action series for Marvel TV and ABC, both owned by Disney.

I hope all of you comic Nerds are as excited as this comic nerd! With the pilot already greenlit, it’s looking very possible that S.H.I.E.L.D., should it get a series order (and Knowing ABC they will…), would possibly be on the schedule for fall 2013. This is just my estimated guess for the Airing season, But stay tuned in for more updates as they come in!

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