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3 Boring Photos From 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV Set That Made Headlines [Television]

I don't like to do a lot of stories about movies and TV shows in production, just because those tend to look rather silly once the actual product comes out. I mean, remember how excited people were about the photos of the Tumbler on the set of The Dark Knight Rises? Seems kind of goofy now: "OMG, you can totally see the Tumbler we've seen before in the last two movies, but it's on a truck headed for the movie set, which means it's like we're seeing it in the new movie, wowwwww!!!"

But that's how eager people were to see that movie, and the same thing seems to be happening with the S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show. Witness the flurry of news when some photos taken from the set were released on Twitter by cast and crew. That sounds cool, but really, the photos aren't much.
We see the shadowy outline of someone who's supposed to be writer/director Joss Whedon, a truck with the S.H.I.E.L.D. logo on it, and a shot of the back of co-writer Jed Whedon's chair. That's it. And yet, the pictures have been flooding the geek blogosphere. Wow. I can only imagine what will happen when we actually get to watch the show.

Okay, I admit, it's pretty exciting. I'm a Joss Whedon fan (he won me back with The Avengers after losing me with Dollhouse), and the idea of a weekly series set in the Marvel Universe is just too awesome. Just don't screw it up, Joss. And don't kill anybody we like in the first episode.

What do you think of the pictures? Are you excited about the S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show?

[Via Mike Ermalovich, Maurissa Tancharoen, EW via The Mary Sue]


  1. OMG, I'm so excited now! You're right not to try to read too much into this stuff. You really don't even want to read too much into the first episode. Unlike what TV execs think, sometimes it takes time for a series to find its legs. Shows that eventually became hits like MASH and Seinfeld struggled to find an audience early on. And many I'm sure have had great ratings the first couple of weeks and then fizzled.

  2. It has to survive a season or two anyway.
    Whedon rocks - I don't need early photos. And I usually ignore the early stuff when it comes to any movie or show.

  3. Rather than not killing anyone in the first episode - can he convincingly and without cheese bring someone back to life?

  4. That's the question he'll need to answer with Agent Coulson

  5. Ditto. I didn't even see the trailer for "Dark Knight Rises," just walked into the movie cold.


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