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Published On: Thu, Nov 21st, 2013

Creators discuss the ‘Agents of SHIELD’ two year plan

Creators Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon discussed the ABC hit show Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and told Collider that there is a two-year plan and how they strive for realism on the show.

EW-Cover-Joss Whedon Clark Gregg Chloe Bennett Agents SHIELD“We have a two-year plan, at this point,” Whedon began as the duo explained the “long term” process with Disney.

Tancharoen added, “We have a fairly solid two-year plan.”

“What happens, especially in TV, is that you set out these tentpoles, and then, as you go, things pop up and things change, and more interesting ideas are pitched by other people,” Whedon explained before Tancharoen closed with: “The exciting and challenging part about our show is that we do want to weave in with the movies, as well.  Whatever comes up there might show up a little bit on our show.”

 Fans of the show know that the supernatural and extraordinary superheroes is not the focus of the show and that is by design.

 “One of the things we like about Coulson and the cast of characters, in general, is that they’re relatable.  We consciously did not put superheroes on the show.  This is a TV show.  We have to be realistic about our budget and how fast we have to make the episodes.  So, it was a conscious decision to tell those same stories or show that same universe through a different lens and see it from a different angle, and that’s the human angle.  It’s not about a guy who gets to fly.  It’s about a guy who’s stuck on the ground while that guy is flying around without a care in the world.  Hopefully, the relatability of the characters will keep people coming back.  That’s all we can hope for.”   

Check out the full interview HERE

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