So Joss is developing a TV show about SHIELD. Problem #1 is that I don’t see Jeremy Renner giving up on his film career to work for ABC. This means some new agents. This introduces us to problem #2: Most SHIELD agents are either from WWII or are incredibly boring. Luckily there are still a few quality options for established comic characters before we create new S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. Here are my top candidates.
As I discussed yesterday, Cobie Smulders needs to be on this show for so many reasons. Mainly because I’m in love with her. However, I wouldn’t cast her as the lead character. Not that I don’t think she could do it, but the character just hasn’t been designed as a protagonist and Hill is a bit too cold for audiences to relate to on a consistent basis. Instead, she’s the boss of our S.H.I.E.L.D. show, the person running the team behind the scenes.
To be honest, I’ve read very few stories about Agent Quartermain. That being said, we need someone to lead this team, and Quartermain might be able to do that. An experienced agent, he even led a Paranormal Containment Unit for the organization. Obviously a great deal of work needs to be done on the character, but he could be the veteran agent the show needs.
Full disclosure? I really want Nathan Fillion on this show, and this might just be the part for him.
An FBI agent who joins SHIELD, Woo eventually goes on to run the Agents of Atlas, which is easily one of Marvel’s most bizarre teams. I’d love to see him as a younger member of the group, maybe as a rookie and the audience’s introduction into the world of SHIELD. Basically Simon Tan from Firefly, except with less whining about his psychotic sister and more shooting. A fun plot line for future seasons? Woo infiltrates Atlas and eventually runs the organization!
Eric O’Grady isn’t the most well known of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, but I think he would make a good addition to the team. The reason for this is because every team needs that guy that everybody loves to hate. Simply put, O’Grady is a jerk. This is a guy who stole Ant Man’s costume to shrink down and steal things and try to pick up women. His shadowy dealings could lead to some fun storylines, and everyone will love when he gets what’s coming to him.
Tune in tomorrow to see what superheroes should be on the show!