A couple of weeks back, ABC confirmed that they were indeed moving forward with their Mockingbird/Hunter-led Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff series, which is tentatively titled Marvel’s Most Wanted. The show will obviously feature Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood as they reprise their S.H.I.E.L.D. roles of Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter, respectively, but we now have our first new bit of casting information.
Various outlets are reporting that Delroy Lindo (Ransom, Blood & Oil, The Chicago Code, Kidnapped, Malcolm X, Get Shorty) has signed on to play a Marvel Comics character called Dominic Fortune, who, as his name suggests, is a roguish fortune hunter and all-round cad. Fortune was created by Howard Chaykin back in 1975, and went on to appear in the 2010 miniseries, Hawkeye And Mockingbird.
Marvel’s Most Wanted was created and written by Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. EP Jeffrey Bell and writer Paul Zbyszewski, with Jeph Loeb also on board as executive-producer. There’s no official premiere date for the show, but now that casting announcements are starting to be made, it shouldn’t be too much longer before we get some additional details.