Marvel making a TV show set in The Avengers universe

Marvel isn't ready to let go of their death grip over all of your money — next stop, the small screen. Rumor has it the comic book heads are eyeing television to expand the Avengers universe.

Deadline reports that this new series' "connection to the Avengers franchise would be light as the project is expected to be set in the universe and feature some of its themes and feel, but may not include any characters from Joss Whedon's blockbuster." So no, you're not going to get Chris Evans on a half-hour adventure to find unobtanium for the financially challenged orphanage.

On the other hand, this could mean a S.H.I.E.L.D. show dedicated to the espionage and defense network tasked with regulating supers across the globe, as Deadline hints that this program could be a "high concept cop show." Fingers crossed for the Marvel Universe equivalent of Reno 911.