Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D Pilot Gets Two New Cast Additions!

Two relatively unknown actors by the name of Elizabeth Henstridge and Iain De Caestecker have joined the cast of Joss Whedon's Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D. TV pilot, as Agents of the titular organization.

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 11/13/2012


The folks from The Hollywood Reporter have just revealed two new Agents for ABC's Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D. TV pilot. Actress Elizabeth Henstridge and actor Iain De Caestecker have joined the Joss Whedon-created prospective TV series, filling the roles of Agent Gemma Simmons & Agent Leo Fitz.

An early casting call described the two S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents as being “like a brother and sister who always bicker and annoy one another. They came up together and are masters in their fields: Fitz is good with weapons and gadgets while Simmons is into science. And during the show, Agent Simmons and Agent Fitz will apparently be given the nickname “Fitz-Simmons.”

The relatively unknown actors, Elizabeth Henstridge and Iain De Caestecker, join Ming-Na and Clark Gregg for the pilot, which is expected to start shooting as soon as January, next year. Joss Whedon said the series will be adjacent to the Marvel cinematic universe, but is structured so that it deals with agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. who are “the humans in a superhero world and how they deal with that and how it makes them vulnerable.” Whedon penned the pilot with his brother, Jed Whedon & his wife Maurissa Tancharoen. And the trio will also executive produce the pilot with Jeffrey Bell and Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb. What do you think?





In addition to “Marvel's The Avengers” sequel on May 1, 2015, Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including “Iron Man 3” on May 3, 2013; “Thor: The Dark World ” on November 8, 2013; “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” on April 4, 2014; and “Guardians of the Galaxy” on August 1, 2014.

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Fantine - 11/13/2012, 10:03 AM
Brother and sister who have different surenames?...
Hudson3D - 11/13/2012, 10:08 AM
It happens.. My sisters surname is STFU BITCH!
marckos - 11/13/2012, 10:08 AM
cool story bro
jazzman - 11/13/2012, 10:08 AM
@Catwoman1

they might have same mother but different fathers
Happy11 - 11/13/2012, 10:08 AM
He's a great actor also a fellow Scot has been in a few things here hope his accent will be ok
OdinsBeard - 11/13/2012, 10:09 AM
i think they just meant brother and sister-like. meaning their relationship to one another.
OptimusPrimeTime - 11/13/2012, 10:09 AM
Wait...what? This show is still happening?

I keep forgetting about this! Damn!

I'm sorry guys I haven't been myself lately. Still fighting off suicidal tendencies since the TF4-Mark Wahlberg casting.....
Jordanstine - 11/13/2012, 10:10 AM
http://marvelcinematicuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Jemma_Simmons

Gemma or Jemma?

Little typo there by THR.
marantaz - 11/13/2012, 10:12 AM
he said "titular".... huh huh huh...

not exactly the proper usage of the word...

I think people just like to say 'titular'...
jazzman - 11/13/2012, 10:13 AM
@Catwoman1

also the casting call for the characters they both have the same surname

Agent Leo Fitz is also known as Leo Fitz-Simmons

http://uk.eonline.com/news/350383/avengers-fans-assemble-joss-whedon-s-s-h-i-e-l-d-pilot-casting-new-agents





Mr2099 - 11/13/2012, 10:13 AM
Well I hope Clay Quartermain is still open. I need work.
marantaz - 11/13/2012, 10:26 AM
Levitikuz... just the state of comedy, respect and morality in America today... not funny, got none, and who cares... be sure to let your kids read it.
Hudson3D - 11/13/2012, 10:27 AM
@fearitself.. lmao.. cheers mate.
NoAssemblyReqd - 11/13/2012, 10:28 AM
Between the Marvel Cinematic (and now Television) Universe and STAR WARS episode 7, I think my geek brain may just about explode from the news of the last few weeks.
superotherside - 11/13/2012, 10:34 AM
She's cute. Hope the show is good.
DioFoRio - 11/13/2012, 10:37 AM
lol@ Hudson3D
randymongoose - 11/13/2012, 10:49 AM
just because they're playing brother and sister doesn't mean they have to be related...

Ian is a very promising young British actor, so happy for him getting this break
novaprime - 11/13/2012, 10:52 AM
Cool i wanna Cameos of mocking bird jessica joned & even a luke cage or Ironfist,
Optimus83 - 11/13/2012, 10:53 AM
more casting. ...¡¡¡Good!!!
novaprime - 11/13/2012, 10:55 AM
I would love to See Cloak & dagger or an xmen tv Show
ohsoserious - 11/13/2012, 10:56 AM
First she's not pretty as you kids put it. Second hopefully this show is good
ImnotDaredevil - 11/13/2012, 11:23 AM
@Hudson3D. No offense intended but she sounds familiar, I think I've been out with her!;)
Nick56 - 11/13/2012, 11:26 AM
im still not sold on this show.
polarkyle - 11/13/2012, 11:39 AM
i always knew shield would make a good tv show
Hudson3D - 11/13/2012, 11:41 AM
@ImnotDaredevil.. You would have hung yourself if it was her! Moan moan moan STFU you stupid slag...
TheFirstAvenger97 - 11/13/2012, 11:48 AM
LEVITIKUZ it said fan-fic where your imagination runs wild.
dancingmonkey08 - 11/13/2012, 12:12 PM
who? talk about unknowns, lets hope they are good

and I hope we get appearances from the more well known agents from the comics. I understand why they are not the main characters because the movies may want to use them and they dont want to the tv series limiting them but at the same time, I hope they make an appearance

And I so want HIMYM to be cancelled at the end of this season (because it is losing quality), so Cobie can be Maria Hill in the series. Her and Coulson would be the perfect connection between the movies and tv series
riseofloganX36 - 11/13/2012, 12:24 PM
what channle is this on? And i think a tv show about S.H.I.E.L.D sounds boring.

UNTIL next time TRUE BELIEVERS!
BANE5000 - 11/13/2012, 12:26 PM
Any word if Titus Welliver is gonna be on the show?
lxgnzls1 - 11/13/2012, 12:30 PM
I hope heros will stop by or some villians
DrDoom - 11/13/2012, 12:44 PM
crazymarvelgurl95 - 11/13/2012, 12:48 PM
I don't get the point of making a tv show but oh well hope it's good.
JRM1995 - 11/13/2012, 1:06 PM
Show is not needed, crap show, crap concept, crap characters, crap plot.
RSDhillon - 11/13/2012, 1:13 PM
@marantaz

No, they used "titular" right. They were talking about S.H.I.E.L.D., the titular organization of the show S.H.I.E.L.D.
parkerray - 11/13/2012, 1:21 PM
this sounds a little too much like NCIS or something lame your mom likes. or what if smallville was all about chloe and pete, ha. at least whedon (or i mean whedon's family) is writing it. whatever, if it's a tiny crumb's worth as good as avengers, i'll watch it.

and @ohsoserious, i'd love to see the women you date. you'd probably wet yourself three times over if this girl smiled at you.
parkerray - 11/13/2012, 1:23 PM
@smudgewhat AWEsome idea. Marvel Knights. Damn, would be glued to the set for that. Why waste the Whedon family on Marvel NCIS? Marvel Knights or Heroes for Hire would be the ballz.
BatmanBlueLantern - 11/13/2012, 1:31 PM
k.
tazmaniak - 11/13/2012, 1:31 PM
If anyone watched The Fades on BBC last year or BBC America this year, Iain De Caestecker played the lead.

Starflame - 11/13/2012, 1:38 PM
Didn't Coulson die in the Avengers?Is this an LMD?Or set before Avengers?
Maxi91291 - 11/13/2012, 1:46 PM
Rocket-launcher level : Agent Coulson
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