by Ryan Rigley
“Avengers” director Joss Whedon is going to be quite busy these next few years. Not only is the man writing and directing the highly anticipated “Avengers” sequel, but he’s also been given the gargantuan task of creating and developing a “S.H.I.E.L.D.” television series, based on the shadowy intelligence agency that makes an appearance in every Marvel Studios movie, for ABC.
“What we’re building is entirely autonomous from The Avengers,” Whedon commented when asked about the series. “It’s gotta be a show that works for people who haven’t seen the Marvel movies. It will please Marvel fans, I think.”
Let’s hope so! That being said, we’ve compiled a list of seven things that would definitely please Marvel fans should they appear on “S.H.I.E.L.D.”
What good is having a Marvel TV show if there aren’t any superhero cameos every once in a while? These cameos don’t necessarily have to be from Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, granted that would be really awesome. But we’d settle for some lesser known supes too, i.e. Captain Marvel and Spider-Woman.
2. Flying Cars
The preferred S.H.I.E.L.D. method of transportation, flying cars are pretty much standard issue for any S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. With original designs by Stark Industries, these vehicles are often depicted as red or yellow sports cars with hovering capabilities.
3. Life Model Decoys
We already know that they exist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so why not incorporate them into the television universe as well? These Life Model Decoys are lifelike androids, used to replace any S.H.I.E.L.D. agent in imminent danger.
Perhaps S.H.I.E.L.D.’s greatest and most persistent enemy, HYDRA is the terrorist organization introduced in “Captain America: The First Avenger.” Founded by Baron Wolfgang von Strucker and his Nazi fortune, HYDRA is dedicated to achieving world domination by any means necessary.
5. Giant Robots
At one point in the comics, S.H.I.E.L.D. was tasked with capturing and subduing the creature known as Godzilla. In an effort to stop the giant monster, Stark Industries developed a giant robot named Red Ronin in order to battle the beast. Let’s see that guy in action on the show!
The comic book version of S.H.I.E.L.D. does actually employ a few superhumans. In fact, they have an entire Psi-Division comprised of telepathic agents who are brought into the field whenever any telepathic enemies are present.
7. Brotherhood of the Shield
In Jonathan Hickman’s “S.H.I.E.L.D.” ongoing series, it was established that the Brotherhood of the Shield is an occult organization with a history spanning back to ancient Egypt. Founded by Imhotep after a battle against the Brood, S.H.I.E.L.D. has played host to a number of very famous agents; including the likes of Zhang Heng, Galileo, and Leonardo Da Vinci. Incorporating that history into the “S.H.I.E.L.D.” series would add new depth to the ancient roots of the Marvel Universe.
What do you want to see on the “S.H.I.E.L.D.” TV series? Tell us in the comments section below or hit us up on Twitter!