Joss Whedon tonight happened to be moderator of a Q&A with Sleepwalk With Me filmmakers Ira Glass and Mike Birbiglia, and of course the topic of S.H.I.E.L.D., the Marvel Comics-related TV pilot project, came up.
Variety’s Cynthia Littleton covered the event on her Twitter feed, and here’s some of what was revealed:
– It’s not necessarily a spin-off of the Avengers movie. “It’s a S.H.I.E.L.D. thing” that is meant to be “autonomous” to film storylines. With that said, Joss reserves the right to pepper in bits here and there. (Pepper, eh?)
– Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen will be the “actual showrunners” of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Joss “will show up every now and then and take credit for everything.”
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