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ABC Rumored for Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’ TV Series

If you’re looking for more Avengers, you might be in luck thanks to ABC. Rumor has it ABC wants to set up a live-action TV series within the Avengers’ world. Of course, if this does move forward, we’re all curious to see how it’s done, who the series’ focus is on, and if any of the Avengers from Joss Whedon’s wildly popular movie will make appearances.

While Marvel wants to establish the new show to be within the cinematic Marvel universe, it would be a “light” rendition. The series is said to feature “some of its themes and feel” of The Avengers, but doesn’t necessarily include any actual characters from the film.

While many fans would surely love to see the series possibly focus on S.H.I.E.L.D agents (meaning they could bring in any number of characters in individual episodes), one possible idea would be a “high-concept cop show.” The project is still in the very early stages, so obviously this will take a little time before we have anything concrete to nerd out over.

Other than Guillermo del Toro’s Hulk, which is currently being shopped around for new writers, Disney (who owns ABC and recently-purchased Marvel) is said to have made a primetime TV presence a main priority. Little progress has been made thus far, but perhaps talk of an Avengers TV show is the jumpstart it needs to get going?

Personally, I’d love to see something outside of the cartoons and it could be really interesting to see so many characters that we wouldn’t usually meet. I know I would totally dig a S.H.I.E.L.D type of focus (and would really love to stay away from a cop drama, superhero-based or not). I also think it would be a wise decision to leave the movie stars out of it–don’t get me wrong, it’d be pretty awesome, but would undoubtedly take away from the show’s purpose, which is to show us bits of Marvel we might not typically see on the movie screen.

What do you guys think about a possible live-action Avengers show? What kind of themes would you want to see played out and what show concept do the fans want to see in an Avengers TV show?

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