Joss Whedon graces his first Entertainment Weekly
cover with Chloe Bennet and Clark Gregg as Whedon talks about his career, and a behind-the-scenes of his eagerly anticipated new ABC series Marvelís Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
For the subject of ABC series Marvelís Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Whedon speaks directly on how he feels about the show that 'focuses on the ďother guysĒ of the Marvel universe, with Clark Gregg playing a resurrected version of his affable government bureaucrat Agent Coulson, who gathers a team of highly skilled (and easy-on-the-eyes) young agents to protect humanity from super-powered threats.'
ďThe people who are ignored are the people Iíve been writing as my heroes from day one. Thereís a world of superheroes and superstars, theyíre celebrities, and thatís a complicated world ó particularly complicated for people who donít have the superpowers, the disenfranchised. Now obviously thereís going to be hijinks and hilarity and sex and gadgets and all the things that made people buy the comics. But thatís what the show really is about to me, and thatís what Clark Gregg embodies: the Everyman.Ē
Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel's feature films as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson's team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage, Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) expert pilot and martial artist, Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker); brilliant engineer and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet).
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. stars Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, J. August Richards, Cobie Smulders
Release: September 24th, 2013 (ABC)