J. August Richards On His Character In AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
Semi-humorous interview with J. August Richards for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. where he addresses fan speculation and discusses working with Joss Whedon. Richards also says Marvel believes in 'color blind' casting. Make of that what you will.
"[Marvel] very much believes in color blind casting," says J. August Richards. "You can read into that if you like," he continued. Two characters repeatedly brought up in discussions about Richards' character are Luke Cage and New Warrior member Rage. Cage is already ruled out according to one of the show's executive producers but talk of Rage has been gaining momentum. However, it looks like fans should expand their casting choices.
Despite all the chatter about resurrecting Buffy or Firefly, J. August Richards doesn't think there's a chance for the same to happen with Angel although he caveats that statement with the disclaimer that he's not the person to ask.
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Marvel's AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Trailer Breakdown
"Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films, as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson's team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage; Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), expert pilot and martial artist; Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), brilliant engineer; and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker, Skye (Chloe Bennet).
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel’s first television series, is from executive producers Joss Whedon (Marvel's The Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, who co-wrote the pilot (Dollhouse, Dr.Horrible's Sing-Along Blog). Jeffrey Bell (Angel, Alias) and Jeph Loeb (Smallville, Lost, Heroes) also serve as executive producers. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television."
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