There were rumors floating around that Joss Whedon was doing something more than just writing and directing the next Avengers movie, and today we learned he’s taking Marvel to the small screen.
Deadline has confirmed that ABC has ordered a pilot for S.H.I.E.L.D. that will focus on the peacekeeping organization.
S.H.I.E.L.D. will be written by Whedon and frequent collaborators, his brother Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. Joss Whedon also is set to direct the pilot, schedule permitting.
This is a rather big development in order to expand the Marvel Universe in other media, and hopefully will keep audiences interested in the Avengers for the next several years.