Joss Whedon has spoken with TV Line about how S.H.I.E.L.D the TV series is progressing.
Filming on the pilot, directed by the Avengers helmer, wrapped recently.
Asked about how the show stands out in a network television landscape filled with grim violence, he said: “I’m excited about the show because it’s a very hopeful show. It’s not about murder, and it’s not about crime, and it’s not people looking into their own belly buttons.
“It’s about people who are trying to help each other, and that’s one of the things I loved about comic books. They had costumes and the villains were cool [but] they stood for something, and I like doing a show that does that.”
Whedon went on to say that fans shouldn’t expect many familiar faces from the Marvel universe to pop up, but did admit that “there’s a little bit of talk of that” as the series goes on.
“Right now, I want to involve people in the characters that we’ve created for the show,” he continued, “and then we’ll worry about [the other stuff].”