S.H.I.E.L.D. TV Series Pilot Begins Filming, Launches Social Network Accounts and Releases First Images

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Joss Whedon’s S.H.I.E.L.D. series pilot has officially started filming today and the first images and bits of news are already starting to leak out.  Though the series has yet to be ordered to anything beyond the pilot, ABC’s executives are optimistic that the show will become the small-screen version of Marvel’s theatrical success.  In addition to production beginning behind-the-scenes, S.H.I.E.L.D. has also launched a variety of social networking accounts that will allow fans to follow along with the show’s progress.

Starring Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Elizabeth Henstridge, Tain De Caestecker and Brett Dalton, the S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot should air on ABC this fall.  Hit the jump for more.

News on S.H.I.E.L.D.’s production comes via EW, where we also get these frustratingly worthless first shots from behind-the-scenes.  We’ve got a silhouette of Whedon starring at a closed elevator, a truck with the S.H.I.E.L.D. emblem and a shot of co-writer Jed Whedon’s chair for some reason:

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Pretty useless, no?  But luckily the S.H.I.E.L.D. team has a new Facebook page and Twitter account that are both up and running.  Speaking of Twitter, you should also consider following Marvel’s Ryan Penagos (@AgentM) who happens to be on set for the filming of the pilot:

“I’ve had situations that have been borderline weird.” – overhead on the set of @Marvel‘s #SHIELD

Things are on fire. So much fire. So much smoke. #SHIELD

Just watched one of @Acura_Insider‘s #SHIELD MDX SUVs roll onto the set. No one will mind if I drive it home, right? Badass ride!

Chatted a bit with @JoeQuesada@Marvel‘s Chief Creative Officer, who’s also on the #SHIELD set.

“We don’t get to go again, Bob…” Quotes from the SHIELD set.

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  • ISeemToBeAVerb

    So hope this is good!

  • mad man

    I just can’t help but feel like this will fail.

    • wes

      With the Whedon brothers directly behind this, plus the fact I have not even come close to disliking one of his several TV shows. I don’t think this will fail. The only way I see this failing is if ABC trys to take to much control.

      • Josh

        Whedons last TV show failed…. I love how this guy has one hit movie, which was built up by 3 successful movies before it, and everyone thinks this guy is some kind of messiah to film. I’ve never seen a more overrated director.

      • wes

        @Josh
        Dollhouse(Whedon’s last TV show) failure is opinated. I though in the beginning it was medicore but it definitly improved as the series went a long. I will admit it was his worst TV series thus far however. Let’s not forget Firefly was on TV for one season(despite IMO being his best show)

        Besides Serenity(which was amazing) what “3 successful movies before it” are you referring to?? He didn’t direct Cabin in the Woods but I can go for that nonetheless.

        I’ve been watching Whedons stuff since the third season of Buffy, so my opinion might be slanted but I don’t think this guy is a messiah of film. Just so far he has done me no wrong. His TV shows have been entertaining with characters that you care about. His movies have been fantastic and show he knows what to do with a budget. Even his comics have been gold.

        So please tell me how he’s overrated?

      • Sean

        @Josh
        He may only have one hit movie under his belt but he’s been critically praised for nearly 20 years. He was a successful screenwriter before moving to TV. He’s only directed two movies and both were well received by critics. And the only big budget film he’s directed (and wrote) was the biggest hit of the year. Maybe he’s overrated by some but he’s earned most of his praise through consistently solid work.

        Dollhouse failed because it was an extremely difficult show to market. Prior to its release I’d seen every episode of every Whedon show and I still had no interest in the show based on the marketing. I finally watched it earlier This year and thought it was great ounce it got past the first episodes

      • lunt

        @wes
        What Josh was referring to about “3 successful movies before it” was Iron,Thor and Captain America. Most of the people who watched the Avengers didn’t even know who Josh Whedon is.

    • Nerdgasm

      I dont think anyone calls him the messiah of Movies. He did it well and it was very successful. His shows are not my cup o tea but they have also been successful and form a lot of fans. He should be able to fare well in this just by his track record.

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  • ap30

    Poor DC…Marvel really has their shit together and DC is just a huge mess (minus Batman…who wouldn’t fit in the Justice League world anyways with the latest realistic take). Unlike most people I don’t have a preference when it comes to DC and Marvel because I never read comics. I’m just being straight up when I say Marvel is doing everything right and DC not so much. With that said, my excitement for Man of Steel is on the same level as my excitement for TDKR was…CANT WAIT!

  • Lance

    I have high hopes for this show. I just hope Whedon refrains from being too clever with the concept. He has that problem from time to time.

  • wes

    @Josh
    Dollhouse(Whedon\’s last TV show) failure is opinated. I though in the beginning it was medicore but it definitly improved as the series went a long. I will admit it was his worst TV series thus far however. Let\’s not forget Firefly was on TV for one season(despite IMO being his best show)

    Besides Serenity(which was amazing) what \"3 successful movies before it\" are you referring to?? He didn\’t direct Cabin in the Woods but I can go for that nonetheless.

    I\’ve been watching Whedons stuff since the third season of Buffy, so my opinion might be slanted but I don\’t think this guy is a messiah of film. Just so far he has done me no wrong. His TV shows have been entertaining with characters that you care about. His movies have been fantastic and show he knows what to do with a budget. Even his comics have been gold.

    So please tell me how he\’s overrated?

  • wes

    @Josh
    Dollhouse(Whedon\\\’s last TV show) failure is opinated. I though in the beginning it was medicore but it definitly improved as the series went a long. I will admit it was his worst TV series thus far however. Let\\\’s not forget Firefly was on TV for one season(despite IMO being his best show)

    Besides Serenity(which was amazing) what \\"3 successful movies before it\\" are you referring to?? He didn\\\’t direct Cabin in the Woods but I can go for that nonetheless.

    I\\\’ve been watching Whedons stuff since the third season of Buffy, so my opinion might be slanted but I don\\\’t think this guy is a messiah of film. Just so far he has done me no wrong. His TV shows have been entertaining with characters that you care about. His movies have been fantastic and show he knows what to do with a budget. Even his comics have been gold.

    So please tell me how he\\\’s overrated?

  • mc

    Wes, Josh is referring to the three Marvel movies that came before The Avengers. Iron man, Thor and Captain America. You have heard of phase 1 and 2………haven’t you?

  • mc

    Also,” Whedon brothers directly behind this” and the spelling “opinated”. WTF. Get your facts straight and your spelling proper.

    • Ur mom

      GASP!! The spelling cops!! @_@’

      • mc

        good stuff.

  • LEM

    Marvel has an amazing opportunity to introduce audiences to new super hero characters and then integrate them into the movies without having to do an origin story and waste half the movie getting powers or learning anything. If this show doesn’t have constant Super Hero cameos and appearances it will fail fast. They need to scour the lower rung characters and do some great casting that will be able to transfer to the movies.

  • old hippie

    I don’t care…still waiting for Dr. Strange…

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