Agents of SHIELD – Showrunners discuss plan for Marvel’s Most Wanted Spin-Off

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD’s showrunners are preparing to say goodbye to two of their ensemble of characters. With the news that ABC has ordered a pilot for Marvel’s Most Wanted, Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon could be sending off Bobbi Morse (Adrianne Palicki) and Lance Hunter (Nick Blood) if the pilot gets ordered to series.

“Logistically it does mean they’re going to be leaving to make that,” Whedon told IGN at ABC’s Television Critics Association winter press tour part. “They’re a part of our show. We definitely think they are capable of carrying an entire other show. That being said, it’s sort of bittersweet. We’re very excited about the new show.”

Tancharoen noted that just because Morse and Hunter could be getting their own show doesn’t mean they’ll never return to Agents of SHIELD. “We will miss them, but that doesn’t mean they’re gone forever because, as everything in the Marvel universe, it’s all one universe,” she said.

“We’re pretending that there’s no such thing as a pilot, that it’s only characters who live in a world where there’s superheroes. We just know at some point they’re going to have to go somewhere else,” he said. “We have a lot of characters and we’re always introducing new characters, so while they’re going to be missed, we’re certainly not going to try to replace them in any way.”

[su_note note_color=”#e7e7e7″]SOURCE: IGN[/su_note]