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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. showrunners talk villains

September 24th, 2013 by Edwin Torres Jr 1 Comment

Tonight is the night Marvel fans everywhere have been waiting for! Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD finally premieres on ABC at 8 p.m. Eastern!

While the basic premise of the show is understood, many fans have been wondering what kind of villains Coulson’s crack team will face. Throughout his TV career, Joss Whedon has successfully employed both the “big bad” and “monster of the week” villain tropes in his shows, but it was previously unclear if Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD would utilize these same tactics as well.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, executive producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen were asked about the show’s villains specifically, and whether it would be one or the other type for the show’s first season. Whedon answered:

“There are gods and aliens. So we have a lot to play with. There’s a spy aspect of the show and SHIELD is some of the most sci-fi in the Marvel universe because it’s about gadgets. So we have a lot of different things to play with. It will be a mixture of both. We will be focusing on having every story having a beginning, middle and end, but some of it will be mythology and some of it will standalone. And our character runs will continue through all of that.”

 Tancharoen added:

“Marvel is a very vast and diverse universe.” 

 What villains do you want to see appear on Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD?

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


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