UPDATE: Travis Love To Play 'Taskmaster' In Joss Whedon's AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Pilot?

The Walking Dead actor will reportedly star in the pilot episode of Joss Whedon and Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Tony Masters. Those of you who are comic book fans may realise that that's the real name of none other than the villainous 'Taskmaster'! Read on for details.

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By Josh Wilding - 5/30/2013

He played the mostly silent and extremely deadly henchman of 'The Governor' in season three of The Walking Dead, but S.H.I.E.L.D. TV (via @Marvel_Freshman) now reports that Travis Love has signed up for a role - or has presumably already shot it - in Joss Whedon's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot as 'Tony Masters'. Why should you care? Well, Masters was a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent whose photographic memory meant that he could watch and duplicate the movements of someone with little to no effort. It was this that led him to become the mercenary known as TASKMASTER; a villain who has given the likes of Captain America, Daredevil and Spider-Man a run for their money when it comes to hand to hand combat! His exact role in the ABC series remains to be seen...

UPDATE: We've been duped! It turns out that this particular piece of news originated from IMDb and ABC has since confirmed that Love is NOT playing Tony Masters, a.k.a. Taskmaster.




Source: S.H.I.E.L.D. TV
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Scorn - 5/30/2013, 1:42 PM
Firs, i guess.
Tip: put a pic of him in the article
Scorn - 5/30/2013, 1:42 PM
*first
ksommer - 5/30/2013, 1:43 PM
Pilot episode already was filmed... 2nd episode?
JerBear - 5/30/2013, 1:43 PM
YEEEEEEESSSSS!!!!!
TheMadman - 5/30/2013, 1:44 PM
@Scorn: Pretty sure Josh knows how to write an article, it isn't on main, so it obviously isn't done.
Jollem - 5/30/2013, 1:47 PM
lol. poor man's deathstroke
TheOneAboveAll - 5/30/2013, 1:47 PM
JerBear - 5/30/2013, 1:50 PM
@Jollem
How is Taskmaster anything like Deathstroke other than being a merc in a mask who uses weapons?
Jollem - 5/30/2013, 1:51 PM
^that's why he's the poor man's. duh
JerBear - 5/30/2013, 1:55 PM
@Jollem
No... just... no.
Jollem - 5/30/2013, 1:55 PM
@PSYCHO - you're just too cute
Jollem - 5/30/2013, 1:57 PM
@JerBear - yes...just...yes
DioFoRio - 5/30/2013, 1:57 PM
Sweet hope he gets a movie costume and not a smallville equivalent.
BlueHawaiiSurfer - 5/30/2013, 1:58 PM
Does that make Jollem the poor mans Grif?!?! Inquiring minds want to...no...no one gives a [frick]
Omarvls - 5/30/2013, 1:58 PM
Could this be Marvel's X-Files/Fringe type series with Superheroes?
Jollem - 5/30/2013, 1:59 PM
@Surfer - ha. that was cute
DioFoRio - 5/30/2013, 2:00 PM
@Omarvis...I don't think so...I think this is Marvel's S.H.E.I.L.D. ; )
MightyZeus - 5/30/2013, 2:01 PM
Ummm...i thought the character of Taskmaster was a 'Caucasion'?
astromerc - 5/30/2013, 2:01 PM
POOR MANS DEATHSTROKE!?! Taskmaster would kick Deathstrokes ass, Twice! Do you even know what the Taskmaster's can do? Really? They are not in the same league.
DioFoRio - 5/30/2013, 2:02 PM
Me too Lordofthezegarealm!!

LordOfTheZegaRealm - 5/30/2013, 2:02 PM
Yes! I love Taskmaster. Jollem stop trolling.
DioFoRio - 5/30/2013, 2:03 PM
maybe he won't be tAskmaster till a feature film. I just hope they do it right!
DioFoRio - 5/30/2013, 2:03 PM
or do...
Stubner - 5/30/2013, 2:04 PM
Isn't Deadpool the poor man's Deathstroke but then became the rich man's Deadpool?
DioFoRio - 5/30/2013, 2:04 PM
me too 79
DanteSparda - 5/30/2013, 2:04 PM
Taskmaster? Fück yeah!!!

mctrinket - 5/30/2013, 2:05 PM
Wasn't Tasky a white guy? More blackwashing from Hollywood?
Jollem - 5/30/2013, 2:06 PM
@LordOfTheZegaRealm - think about all the shitty things the marvel studios warriors and the other warriors have done and said

i just say this; "lol. poor man's deathstroke", and hell rains down? seriously, get some perspective
Dragonpiece - 5/30/2013, 2:06 PM
That is great to see a superhero int he show...but he looks nothing like Taskmaster.
ALegendaryPanda - 5/30/2013, 2:06 PM
No idea who this character is but he looks badass so whatever!
inkslinger616 - 5/30/2013, 2:07 PM
I always considered Deadpool to be a Deathstroke wannabe, except Deadpool grew to be a way more awesome character and Slade is now the poor mans Wade...
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 5/30/2013, 2:07 PM
@MARVELPSYCHO79 Well, I see this show as an experiment. They introduce characters that are way too much of a gamble to use in films, and if they are received well, they'll be introduced later in future films.

And hell yes! This dude is very brooding and bulky; Very menacing. He'll do terrific. Also, Taskmaster's involvement could lead to encounters with Murdock and Marvel now has the rights to him so... #HintHintMarvel


DioFoRio - 5/30/2013, 2:08 PM
Jollem , what happened to you? You've turned into a little bitch ,man...I know you're looking to get back at a select few but all you do know is annoy a solid many. Give it a rest man..Give me your address and I'll send you a check for whatever Iron Man movie you hated just to get you to stop the bullshit ..give it a rest you negative nancy.
ALegendaryPanda - 5/30/2013, 2:08 PM
Did this guy even have any lines in the walking dead? I seriously don't remember lol
TruBeliever - 5/30/2013, 2:09 PM
The Taskmaster 1st appearance was in Avengers Vol 1 #195 (May issue 1980)

The Terminator aka Deathstroke 1st appearance New Teen Titans Vol 1 #2 (December issue 1980)

The Taskmaster is 7 months older you need to reverse that Jollem.
astromerc - 5/30/2013, 2:10 PM
@ Jollem
You Troll!

See more on Know Your Meme
Durf - 5/30/2013, 2:10 PM
Ok that's pretty badass. Hope this pleases the whiners who thought there wouldn't be any characters from the comics on the show
Ocelot - 5/30/2013, 2:10 PM
Should have used Taskmaster for a future movie as a contingency plan to use against The Avengers if they go rogue, he isn't called contingency T for nothing
Jollem - 5/30/2013, 2:11 PM
@DioFoRio - i don't care about the shitty things you have done and said, so don't be a bitch and get off my back
Ocelot - 5/30/2013, 2:13 PM
@Malcopunch

Modok is better when he's an Iron Man villian as opposed to a Captain America villian, doesn't mesh or fit in with the MCU's Captain America, Modok is a Cyborg and tech based villian, that's what Iron Man also comes under, so it works better.
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