Published On: Tue, Jan 1st, 2013

New ‘SHIELD’ TV series based on Joss Whedon, ‘Avengers’ not the comics, says star Ming-Na

Ming-Na is joining the Marvel Universe as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Melinda May in Joss Whedon’s upcoming TV pilot for ABC. On Friday a video interview by AMC Entertainment landed and “Eureka” star gave fans an update on the series and the influence of Whedon.

Ming-Na Wen as Chun-Li Zang in Street Fighter

Ming-Na Wen as Chun-Li Zang in Street Fighter

“I don’t think he’s going to base it as much on the comics. This is going to be sort of like his own thing with Stan Lee. I’d rather take it fresh from his point of view.”

The “S.H.I.E.L.D.” TV series will feature Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson, a star in “The Avengers,” but much of the show, including Ming-Na’s Melinda May character, are a creation by Whedon himself.

“I’m in the Whedonverse all the way,” she said of her current research process. “I’m going to watch every single thing that he’s ever done. I was a huge fan anyway so I’m rewatching a lot. ‘Firefly’ I’m rewatching, and ‘Avengers’ I saw again. It’s amazing.”

Lastly the actress just had to say she was excited.

“Ecstatic, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious — yeah, that might cover it,” she said.

Ming-Na Wen, Gregg are joined by Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, and Brett Dalton.
Executive producer Jeph Loeb stated recently that the pilot is aiming for a premiere spot on ABC’s Fall of 2013 line-up.

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