[TV] Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Lands The Cover Of Entertainment Weekly
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.21.2013
Joss Whedon front and center...
Joss Whedon and the cast of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. have landed on the cover of Entertainment Weekly. The interview features Whedon talking about his 24-year career, including his first writing job on Roseanne, to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and The Avengers.
He said about his career: "I never wanted to take a job because I needed money and I never have. I saved my money so when I went, for instance, to the The WB with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I said, ‘This is Buffy the Vampire Slayer. If you want something LIKE Buffy the Vampire Slayer, god bless, I'm outta here. If you want THIS, this is what I'm doing.' Never sit at a table you can't walk away from."
The new series focuses on the normal people within S.H.I.E.L.D. in a world with superheroes like Hulk and Thor. Clark Gregg returns to play a resurrected Agent Coulson, who recruits a team to protect the world from super-powered threats.
Whedon added: "This is basically a TV series of ‘The Zeppo' [episode of Buffy], which was a very deliberate deconstruction of a Buffy episode in order to star the person who mattered the least. The people who are ignored are the people I've been writing as my heroes from day one. There's a world of superheroes and superstars, they're celebrities, and that's a complicated world — particularly complicated for people who don't have the superpowers, the disenfranchised. Now obviously there's going to be hijinks and hilarity and sex and gadgets and all the things that made people buy the comics. But that's what the show really is about to me, and that's what Clark Gregg embodies: the Everyman."