Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. creator Joss Whedon spoke about the possible involvement of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, after the actor revealed in December that he wants to be a part of the show.
While the creator/director would love to have the actor involved in the ABC series, he revealed that it might be a tricky proposition, combining aspects from the movies into the TV show.
"We would love to have Sam in the house. If we could work it out, we'd do it in a heartbeat. He's Sam. What are we, new? But we also have the movies and we have TV and we need to make sure there's some crossover, but not so much that people go, 'Well, I don't need to see that movie. I saw it on TV.' If we do that (Marvel Studios President) Kevin Feige is going to come after me with a pitchfork."
Since the series doesn't include any of the superheroes from Marvel's The Avengers, Joss Whedon explained that the show is focused more on espionage elements.
"The thing is S.H.I.E.L.D. itself is kind of an espionage book. They're all basically spies. Just the idea of these people's lives was fascinating in all its aspects, so if it was a situation where we had to have a superhero of the week, I would never have done the show. That would get old super fast. It's part of the Marvel collective, but there's also a lot more: The idea of dealing with not just the new technology, the alien stuff, and just regular people who are caught up in the wake of this world; the idea that The Avengers changed the game for the Marvel cinematic universe, which S.H.I.E.L.D. is now a part of. The whole world suddenly found out there were superheros and aliens and all kinds of wonderful, terrible things, and that's going to have different repercussions for everybody. So there's a lot of different ways to approach every episode."