New S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Reporting for Duty

paxtonPerhaps looking to up the action ante on the plodding spy series, the producers of AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. are importing a veteran field agent in the form of John Garrett, to be played by genre veteran Bill Paxton. Garrett will be working with agents Ward (Brett Dalton) and May (Ming-Na Wen), and that will certainly change the dynamic.

S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producer Jed Whedon described Paxton’s character:

“We wanted to bring in a rough-and-tumble former cohort of Agent Coulson with a little bit of attitude and cigar-smoking swagger.”

Cigar-smoking? Too bad the Marvel movie universe left Dum Dum Dugan back in World War II in Captain America: The First Avenger. Paxton, a veteran of the action classic Aliens, has impeccable comic timing (see also: True Lies), so maybe he can alleviate the audience-alienating problem of AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. taking itself too damn seriously!

Look for Cpl. Hudson Agent Garrett to report for duty in late March or so.

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