Patrick Dane writes for Bleeding Cool
Right gang, I want you to get your thinking caps on. TV Line are claiming to have got their mits on casting details on Joss Whedon's upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D TV show.
As it stands, it looks like none of these characters have any background in comicbook history. Now, it wouldn't be the most surprising thing if all of the characters were original creations, but lets be sceptical for a moment. With the preciousness of the property, Marvel and Whedon could very well be using aliases for these characters.
Here they are:
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.
Ring any bells? Or will I be forced to accept all this on face value? Because I don't want to do that. That's boring.