Joss talks SHIELD, Avengers and Dr Horrible

Are you planning to do the season-long story arcs you’re good at rather than the weekly standalone episodic format?

It’s going to be a very standalone show. We’ll do what we always do which is every episode will conclude and you’ll have taken away your story, but there will be a through line running throughout. It will not be in the foreground but as in all of these shows, it will probably take foreground at some point, many seasons down the road God willing.

You didn’t sign on to Avengers 2 right away. How hard a decision was it to sign to write and direct the sequel?

Avengers 2, it wasn’t a tough decision. For a long time I thought, “Well, it’s just not going to happen.” Then when I actually started to consider it, it became so clear that I desperately wanted to say more about these characters, it would’ve been an easy no and it was a spectacularly easy yes. There was no wrestling. Either scenario was delightful. It was a win win but I’m very excited about it.

What do the developments on Avengers 2 and “S.H.I.E.L.D.” mean for Dr. Horrible 2?

Dr. Horrible 2 is still on the slate. It means we’re going to have to stay up a little bit later to get it written but that is what we will do.

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