Since we first heard the awe-inspiring news that Marvel, ABC and Joss Whedon would develop a 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series set within Marvel's cinematic universe, we've been privy to a number of casting announcements that include Clark Gregg's resurrected Phil Coulson, Ming-Na, and several newcomers. What of frequent TV star Lizzy Caplan however, who starred in Marvel's 'Avengers' short 'Item 47?' The upcoming 'Masters of Sex' star gives new details inside!

With a resume that includes 'Party Down,' 'True Blood,' and recently 'New Girl,' one would think Lizzy Caplan perfect for a role in Marvel's upcoming 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series, reprising her role as Claire, from the post-'Avengers' Marvel one-shot 'Item 47.' While the 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series continues to cast however, Entertainment Weekly recently spoke to Caplan about her new film 'Save the Date,' wherein she clarified her role in the Joss Whedon-helmed 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' show.

I suppose that’s always an option. I know they’re making that S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show. I think that would be the natural trajectory for where my character ends up. But I’m doing another television show so I can’t be on that one. But I like all those guys at Marvel quite a bit, and I’d love to work with them again. But as of now, I can’t do their show and I think that’s the next thing they seem to be focusing on.

Caplan refers to her upcoming role in 'Masters of Sex,' a 2013 Showtime series debut following famous real-life 1960s human sexuality research pioneers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Still, with the 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series still in the pilot stage, it isn't impossible to think Caplan could make occasional guest appearances as her 'Item 47' character. The same could be said of Jesse Bradford's 'Item 47' character Bennie, despite Bradford's current commitment to NBC's 'Guys With Kids.'

Well, what say you? Would you want to see Lizzy Caplan join the 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series, even in an occasional guest appearance? Sound off in the comments!

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