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

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 (opens in new tab) , 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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The Total Film team are made up of the finest minds in all of film journalism. They are: Editor Jane Crowther, Deputy Editor Matt Maytum, Reviews Ed Matthew Leyland, New Editor Jordan Farley, and Online Editor Jack Shepherd. Expect exclusive news, reviews, features, and more from the team behind the smarter movie magazine.