Today the first concrete details about Joss Whedon and Marvel’s new ABC TV show were revealed. TV Line reports that they have character profiles for the main characters of “S.H.I.E.L.D.” (a spin-off of “The Avengers“).
The character profiles are below, and they shine a light on what Whedonites and Marvel fans alike can expect from “S.H.I.E.L.D.”
- SKYE: This late-20s woman sounds like a dream: fun, smart, caring and confident – with an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm.
- AGENT GRANT WARD: Quite the physical specimen and “cool under fire,” he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He’s a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he’s the kind of guy that grows on you.
- AGENT ALTHEA RICE: Also known as “The Calvary,” this hard-core soldier has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot. But her experiences have left her very quiet and a little damaged.
- AGENT LEO FITZ and AGENT JEMMA SIMMONS: These two came through training together and still choose to spend most of their time in each other’s company. Their sibling-like relationship is reinforced by their shared nerd tendencies – she deals with biology and chemistry, he’s a whiz at the technical side of weaponry.
The crew of Serenity they are not, but they are all-new, original characters never seen before in any of the movies of the Marvel cinematic universe.
After the wild success of “The Avengers”, Joss Whedon signed an exclusive deal with Marvel to write and direct the sequel to the superhero blockbuster, as well as develop a spin-off TV show. “S.H.I.E.L.D.” is that show, which he will produce partners in crime Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. According to Whedon, “S.H.I.E.L.D.” will operate autonomously from “The Avengers” and the Marvel cinematic universe.