Ming-Na Joins The Cast Of MARVEL'S S.H.I.E.L.D. As 'Agent Melinda May'

We already know that Clark Gregg will return as 'Agent Coulson' in ABC's S.H.I.E.L.D., but Marvel's pilot now has another cast member in the form of Ming-Na Wen (ER, A Town Called Eureka). Hit the jump for details!

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By Josh Wilding - 10/24/2012

Deadline reports that Ming-Na Wen has been cast in ABC's Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot (which will be co-written and directed by The Avengers helmer Joss Whedon). According to the site, the actress will play 'Agent Melinda May' who is described as being "Soulful and slightly damaged by her combat experiences, Melinda is an ace pilot, a weapons expert and a soldier who can — and has — gone beyond the call of duty." This is the same character who was included on the casting breakdown as 'Agent Althea Rice', a.k.a. 'The Calvary'.

Source: Deadline
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DaenerysTargaryen - 10/24/2012, 3:05 PM
Wait a minute....Didn't she voice Mulan? Horray a Coulson/Mulan Team up!
Reasonnnn - 10/24/2012, 3:08 PM
ASIAN INVASION. LETS FCKNNNNNNN GO!
third3ye - 10/24/2012, 3:14 PM
She's still alive? Not a huge fan btw.
juliochapulin - 10/24/2012, 3:15 PM
she is so hot FTW . . . by the way we are going to get some diversity finally
luffycapri - 10/24/2012, 3:17 PM
This is just getting better and better
KaneVonDoom - 10/24/2012, 3:23 PM
Niiice! I'm really looking forward to seeing what they pull off with this show.
TheLokey1 - 10/24/2012, 3:23 PM
Roger Wardell tweeted abou an hour ago to expect a casting announcement very soon, I guess this is what he meant. I was kinda hoping for something movie related :(
Durf - 10/24/2012, 3:28 PM
Cool. I really hope this show turns out to be awesome. Looking forward to it
ManofSteel22 - 10/24/2012, 3:29 PM
She was the judge on two and a half men too,back when Charlie was around
SpideyQuad - 10/24/2012, 3:32 PM
I want me some Felicia Day
Durf - 10/24/2012, 3:38 PM
@SUPERMAN2013: Oh yeah she was! Good call
vtopa - 10/24/2012, 3:40 PM
Shes a very good actress and super cute:)
InfiniteMonkey - 10/24/2012, 3:41 PM
Up next, Summer Glau!
Paulley - 10/24/2012, 3:43 PM
Oh yea i remember her from Stargate Universe... and Street Fighter
AgentDelta - 10/24/2012, 3:50 PM
I really hope they include some of the SHIELD agents from the comics in this.
Contessa Valentina Alel-whateverthehellitis-Fontaine
Quartermain
Abigail Brand
Sharon Carter
Daisy Johnson
G. W. Bridge
Jasper Sitwell
Jimmy Woo
Jack Truman
Maybe even Sam Wilson, Jessica Drew and Carol Danvers!
marvel72 - 10/24/2012, 4:01 PM
i hope the shield tv show is good,the walking dead can't be the only decent comic related tv show.
shiverman20 - 10/24/2012, 4:01 PM
is there a date for this show yet? Hopefully around summer 2013
CoolantTech - 10/24/2012, 4:02 PM
Excellent actress and welcome addition to the shield show

Optimus83 - 10/24/2012, 4:05 PM
SHIELD Casting TV Series. ...¡¡¡NOW!!!
TrueRedBlue - 10/24/2012, 4:16 PM
Cute face. I'm down :D
dopemaster - 10/24/2012, 4:19 PM
do we know when the show is supposed to air?
GUNSMITH - 10/24/2012, 4:25 PM
SHE FITS IN
nuclearpriest - 10/24/2012, 4:36 PM
Agent Althea Rice is now 'Agent Melinda May'? So much for any African-Americans in the cast.
JerBear - 10/24/2012, 4:41 PM
@nuclearpriest
What makes you think that? All it tells me is that all the names from the casting call were fake names.
JerBear - 10/24/2012, 4:41 PM
I can almost assure you there will be an african-american in the cast.
Magnus66 - 10/24/2012, 5:02 PM
I always though she was such an attractive woman. I'm totally into it.
Darkhaven - 10/24/2012, 5:09 PM
@JerBear
<---This guy. :D
bhorwith22 - 10/24/2012, 5:10 PM
Camile Wray. :)
XavierLehnsherr - 10/24/2012, 5:15 PM
She's great in sex scenes with black guys.
SageMode - 10/24/2012, 5:21 PM
Didnt she do the nasty with Wesley Snipes in one movie?
icebergslick - 10/24/2012, 5:52 PM
for the Wesley Snipes film you all are talking about? It's called One Night Stand. For real. Shocking ending too!
PsyGuy - 10/24/2012, 6:12 PM
it's MULANN!!!!!

...literally.
GnomeSauce - 10/24/2012, 6:28 PM
Not familiar w/ her, but keep fleshing out this cast. Can't wait;
TheFirstAvenger97 - 10/24/2012, 7:33 PM
Does Roger Wardell know everything?
superotherside - 10/24/2012, 7:36 PM
Cool! So she's Mulan? Even more awesome!
mgeoff88 - 10/24/2012, 8:27 PM
That's awesome! She is a great actress and I could see her in a role like this.

I always found her to be quite hot.
xcrementus - 10/24/2012, 8:39 PM
For Ming-Na, the day Joss Whedon asked her to join the show, it was the most incredible day of her live, one she'd never forget.
For Bison...it was Tuesday.
DCjohnny - 10/24/2012, 9:55 PM
i hope the tv show turns out good .... i want it to be good..... i think it will be similar to item 42 i guess... some what dark - comedy
KungFuGee - 10/24/2012, 10:11 PM
Ming-Na is Delish.. And a great actress.
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