Joss Whedon’s role in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer

Marvel fans have been wondering for weeks just what Joss Whedon is up to on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show. Well, now we know that his involvement isn’t going to be much, aside from directing and writing the pilot. I know, disappointing, but the man’s got bigger things to do like masterminding the next Avengers movie!

“I’m reading every script, every story, and giving notes and re-writes,” Whedon says. “I just can’t be in the room every day. The group I have [including showrunners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen] shares this hard-to-convey idea of how I want the show to feel.” Okay, well that’s comforting to know that he’s keeping an eye on the storyline at least. Whedon also said that he’d love to include Marvel-verse stars such as Samuel L. Jackson, but wouldn’t ask fans to get their hopes up too high.

So, I guess that means we won’t be seeing much of Whedon’s work – at least not until Avengers 2: Age of Ultron – but you can be rest assured it’s on our ‘to-watch’ list.

Don’t miss the season premier, by the way! Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D is scheduled to air September 24th on ABC.