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Joss Whedon Writing S.H.I.E.L.D. Series for ABC

Directly on the heels of the massive success of Marvel's The Avengers, Joss Whedon was tapped to oversee a new live-action series that would probably air on ABC since Disney, which owns Marvel also owns the television network. Whedon is said to be writing the pilot episode now, which he will also direct. This is all part of a deal that involves him overseeing what Marvel is calling Phase II of the super hero film universe they've been building with movies like Thor, The Incredible Hulk, and the Iron Man series, which all led up to the event film Marvel's Avengers, currently third on a list of all-time biggest earners at the box office, domestic and international.

S.H.I.E.L.D. (if that's what they're calling it) will not feature the core characters from any of the hit films, but it will be placed in the same universe.

Coincidentally, if you like these Marvel films, you'll probably dig a series 711 Press puts out called Order of 5ive, which features super hero-like teens with special abilities who operate in a government-back unit below the New York subway station. Action, adventure, mystery, the fulls works is packaged and presented in this neat series, so check it out.

I personally can't wait for S.H.I.E.L.D. to hit. I'm a huge fan of Whedon's, going way back to Buffy the Vampire Slayer days, not to mention Firefly.