It looks like Marvel learned from the mistake of not including enough comic book characters in the first season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., as the studio has spent the last few weeks adding more characters to its roster. Adrianne Palicki recently signed on to play the future Avenger Mockingbird, while Reed Diamond has joined the show as HYDRA baddie Daniel Whitehall a.k.a. Kraken.
Today, Marvel announced that another supervillain will make his small screen debut in the upcoming second season, as Teen Wolf and Generation Kill actor Brian Patrick Wade has signed on to play Carl “Crusher” Creel a.k.a The Absorbing Man.
Last week, someone was spotted on set with a painted arm, which sparked fan speculation that the series would dive into some cosmic territory and feature the blue-skinned Kree alien race. This new announcement puts an end to those rumors, as The Absorbing Man is often seen with metallic limbs.
For those unfamiliar with the character, he first appeared in 1965 and has been a formidable thorn in the side of several of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. He’ll make his on-screen debut in the season two premiere on September 22nd, 2014. Here’s what Marvel had to say about Creel showing up on the series:
“With his ability to absorb the properties of anything he touches, Creel will put Coulson and his team through their paces when their second season kicks off…but you’ll have to wait until then to see how their battle turns out!”
What do you think of this casting? Are you excited to see that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be adding more comic book characters this season? Sound off in the comments below.