Will Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. feature unused heroes?

News Louisa Mellor 3 May 2013 - 07:15

Kevin Feige agrees that S.H.I.E.L.D. could become an "outlet" for some of Marvel's unused heroes...

Something creator Joss Whedon has been very clear about when it comes to Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (still not officially confirmed as going to series though everyone and their dog talks as if it has been) is that it's to be the story of the little guy, not the superpowered hero.

The story of the little guy has been told well in the Whedonverse, reaching its apogee perhaps in Buffy's sixth season, when a life-long friendship and a yellow crayon anecdote proved mightier than slayer power when it came to taking down the bad guy.

When Marvel boss Kevin Feige was asked if the new show could function as something of a testing ground for heroes as-yet unused in Marvel's big-screen adventures then, he equivocated a little, but replied in the postitive:

"If that works the way everyone expects it to work I think that would open up another avenue, another outlet for some of those characters. Maybe they guest star, I don’t know. I think they’re avoiding the cameo of the week on that show, which is very smart.”

That's a definite maybe from Feige. A vaguer we'll-believe-it-when-we-see-it response came from Robert Downey Jr this week, when asked if he would consider appearing on the ABC show: "You know what? There’s no telling. I am open to everything.” Er, just how big is Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D. budget exactly?

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