Joss Whedon on how the S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show will fit into The Avengers

Exclusive: An update on the Marvel spin-off

In Total Film magazine issue 206, we sit down with the legendary Joss Whedon for an in-depth career chat.

Covering everything from his lo-fi Shakespeare update Much Ado About Nothing to the TV work that established his ginormous fanbase, it's a fascinating read.

You can read the full interview inside the issue, available for just £1.99 on your iPad, but here's a snippet of what he had to say about Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., the TV off-shoot from Marvel's cinematic universe.
 
“The S.H.I.E.L.D. show fits into the mythology of The Avengers remarkably well and they both complement each other. So it just seemed like a no-brainer – although it has required a lot of my brain to get it right.

"We have just finished shooting and I am excited. I think Marvel fans will appreciate what we have done.”

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. is expected to air in late 2013.

For much more from Joss Whedon, pick up the brand-new issue 206 of Total Film magazine, which is on sale now.

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