The Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD television series hits ABC this Fall! Set in the world of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) leads an elite team of agents in the new world of Gods, monsters, aliens and heroes as seen in The Avengers. The pilot was written and directed by Joss Whedon.
Now that we’ve seen the full trailer featuring a character that many speculate (and hope) could be Luke Cage (aka Power Man) played by J. August Richards (Angel) let’s start the wish list of Marvel characters we hope to see in the new series:
Danny Rand (Iron Fist) The billionaire playboy who (is not a genius like Stark) lost his way and found a new path as a Kung Fu master would be a perfect character for the SHIELD agents to connect with. Rand is the longtime friend and partner of Cage.
Jessica Jones Cage’s great love is a former superhero turned private investigator. AKA Jessica Jones was a pilot from last season based on the Brian Michael Bendis series Alias that introduced Jessica and led to an incredible Jessica/Luke arc in New Avengers. This could be this fan-favorite character’s second chance at television.
Matt Murdock (Daredevil) Blind attorney by day/costumed crime fighter by night! The film rights to this character recently went back to Marvel/Disney. Crusading attorney Murdock would be a the kind of character to take up the causes of the needy and become a target of some very bad guys.
Taskmaster This mercenary has the power to replicate the fighting style of anyone he studies (even moves like Captain America’s!) This is the ultimate operative for missions or for training armies of evil masterminds. Lose the cape, keep the skull face and bring on this badass that could be a huge threat to the agents!
Madame Masque (Whitney Frost) This daughter of a powerful crime lord once fell in love with Tony Stark but her family forced her to play a part in a scheme to steal Stark technology. She escaped with a scarred face, donned the gold mask and her new criminal identity as born. Whitney was the daughter of Count Nefaria of The Maggia crime organization but went on to become a master of espionage and would a perfect foil for the agents of SHIELD.
Roxxon Energy Corporation This is the ultimate evil company (Petroleum is the main source of power) of the Marvel Universe that have secretly played a role in great epics like Project Pegasus, Captain America The Winter Soldier. A Roxxon oil tanker was featured in the finale of Iron Man 3. Various Roxxon executives (Aleksander Lukin, Jerry Jaxon, August D’Angelo) have employed various costumed villains (Killer Shrike, Dogs of War, Flag Smasher, Serpent Squad) in their schemes.
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD will air Tuesdays at 8pm on ABC.