October 2 2012

S.H.I.E.L.D. Characters Get a Brief Reveal

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It seems that some information on what the characters will be like in Joss Whedon’s upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. series over at ABC.

TV Line got a hold of the casting details for the upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. series being put together by Joss Whedon. We can look forward to meeting:

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.

As characters go, I have to say that these sound pretty cookie cutter to me. That being said, this has to do with Joss Whedon, and seeing as he made The Avengers a super enjoyable film – not to mention his numerous other projects that I have always enjoyed – I have enough faith to go along with it.

The thing here is that S.H.I.E.L.D. in the comics has always been dealing with super powered individuals, except for a time period where they seemed to be constantly fighting Hydra and A.I.M. (Advanced Idea Mechanics). The former was already introduced in Captain America: The First Avenger, and leaked set photos from Iron Man 3 have shown off that we may be meeting up with the latter in the next film. They’re going to need to take on so not-so-super enemies to keep the budget in line, and seeing as the foot soldiers and secret agents for these two organizations are typically just human in nature, this could be the perfect opportunity.

We’ll just have to wait and see what  S.H.I.E.L.D. turns out to be, and while these characters don’t send me in to thrills of delight just yet, Whedon has more than proven himself at there being a lot more than what is on the surface.

[via TV Line]

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