Look who's coming to Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

News Louisa Mellor 24 Jan 2014 - 07:11

Spoilers ahead as it's announced a classic Marvel comics character is coming to ABC's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Warning: contains spoilers for Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

We say 'coming to' Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. when in fact, he's been there right from the beginning. The news from Marvel is that J. August Richards' character, Mike Peterson, as met in the pilot episode, is to return as an incarnation of deadly cyborg Deathlok.

Of the many guesses we took at who Richards' character would turn out to be before S.H.I.E.L.D. began to air, Deathlok was not one of them. Not that you can blame us; experimental reanimated human with a symbiotic computer wasn't top of anybody's list.

The revelation will be staged when S.H.I.E.L.D. returns to ABC on the 4th of February (UK audiences are having to wait until March for the show's return to Channel 4). Here's what executive producer Jeffrey Bell had to say about the character news:

"We have been waiting all season for this moment where we can reveal that Mike Peterson's story arc is an origin story. We're thrilled to have J. August Richards playing Deathlok and to have our audience enjoy this favorite Marvel character on the show."


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This is surprising, and a little fun.

Brilliant! I hope they continue to use the show to bring out older or less well-known (to modern audiences) characters from throughout the MU. DEATHLOK, BITCHES!

I wonder what kind of Deathlok we're going to get. The Uncanny X-Force Deathlok (I have an evil homicidal killer for a brain, but my robot nature has led me to overcome it) is the funnest version from comics, but seems unlikely given what we know so far. And who Deathloks him? Presumably not SHIELD, that seems below them. So maybe he starts out evil but overcomes it. Who knows? Fun times.

This could be really awesome. I'm really hoping they are going for a Michael Collins take on the character. He was a pacifist who woke up in the body of the ultimate killing machine, providing a lot of interesting moral choices.

Mani hope it's not too late for ratings to pick back up cuz I've been keeping up and this is getting goooood!

Well in guessing centipede will be the creators what with the reveal at the end of the last episode and pretty sure was referred to as a candidate for phase 3 by poe, wonder how similar in apearence to adam from Buffy he will be..

Not Luther Manning?

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