J August Richards talks Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

News Louisa Mellor 4 Jul 2013 - 07:45

Who is Angel's J August Richards playing in Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.? The jury's still out...

A month or so ago, we ventured a handful of educated guesses as to who J August Richards is playing in ABC's forthcoming Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but the mystery still stands.

Richards is seen in the first full trailer flying, sporting some intergalactic-style bling on his arm, and going super-fast, which narrowed our list down to Patriot, Josiah X, Miles Morales, Rage, or er, Triathlon (whose Saturday-afternoon-athletics-on-BBC-Two name actually belies a pretty cool superhero).

Speaking at the Saturn Awards to SFX, Richards wouldn't be drawn on his character's identity, but he did say that the role was one for which he'd "been preparing for since [he] was nine years old. It's literally a dream come true."

Richards continued, "As a boy, my favorite show was Superman and my favorite movie was Star Wars – along with other science fiction shows and movies. And I always wanted to fly. I’m surprised I’m not one of those kids that jumped off the roof and hurt himself. But you know, I got to fly. As an actor and as a person this is monumental for me.”

Read the full interview over at SFX.


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It's worth noting that Nicholas Brendon (Xander from Buffy) was also in the running to play this part, so it is quite possible that if he is playing an established character from the comics he could be getting the 'Nick Fury treatment' and we are speculating on the wrong characters.

He has the bald head and goatee of the Luke Cage's current look...

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