- S.H.I.E.L.D. TV SERIES ARE THESE THE NEW CHARACTERS??
Announced earlier this year, Joss Whedon is overseeing "S.H.I.E.L.D.", Marvel Studios' first television series set in their cinematic universe.
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TV Line has gotten their hands on a list of characters that are alleged to be at the forefront of the ABC series, now casting.
Their list reads as follows:
SKYE: This late-20s woman sounds like a dream: fun, smart, caring and confident – with an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm.
AGENT GRANT WARD: Quite the physical specimen and “cool under fire,” he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He’s a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he’s the kind of guy that grows on you.
AGENT ALTHEA RICE: Also known as “The Calvary,” this hard-core soldier has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot. But her experiences have left her very quiet and a little damaged.
AGENT LEO FITZ and AGENT JEMMA SIMMONS: These two came through training together and still choose to spend most of their time in each other’s company. Their sibling-like relationship is reinforced by their shared nerd tendencies – she deals with biology and chemistry, he’s a whiz at the technical side of weaponry.
Although none of the roles appear to be previously-established comic book characters, it should be noted that on the commentary track to his The Cabin in the Woods, Whedon refers to using fake sides to audition talent. Knowing the secrecy of Marvel, there's a definite possibility that "S.H.I.E.L.D." could be employing a similar tactic.
We also know that a lot big film and TV productions use this technique when sending out casting calls for roles in the film or show, as the names of the characters normally serve as placeholders for the real character’s name.
This certainly seems like it could be the case for this S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series, as the character archetypes seem to be one thing that we should take a way from this.
But then again, it could simply be that these will infact be the new character additions into the MCU. We will just have to wait and see!