Could We See Summer Glau In The S.H.I.E.L.D TV Series?

Well of course we COULD, but the question is, does the Firefly/Serenity actress want to work with her old pal Joss Whedon on his upcoming Marvel tv show? IGN asked her all about it, click to find out what she had to say..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 10/19/2012
When Joss Whedon was announced as being the man who would bring The Avengers to our screens, may fans assumed (or hoped anyway) that the director would draft in some cast members from his various beloved tv projects. Of course, that wasn't to be the case, but now that Whedon has been tasked with overseeing Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D tv show, could we any familiar faces pop up? One of the most popular characters in Whedon's back catalog is River Tam, the mentally unstable psychic girl played so memorably by Summer Glau in the Firefly tv series and its big screen spin-off, Serenity. In an interview with IGN about her latest tv venture, Alphas, the actress fills us in on whether she'd be interested..



IGN: So I’ve got to ask… Your buddy Joss [Whedon] has a new TV show percolating, and he’s been known to make use of your talents in several projects. So is that something you’ve had any conversations about? And do you think you’d look good in a S.H.I.E.L.D. jumpsuit?

Glau: "Well, I have my fingers crossed behind my back. I try not to say anything to Joss about anything he’s doing because he has so many actors, and I know we all want to work for him. So I don't know, but if I could be a part of it in any way, of course, you know I want to".


I'm sure there are many a fanboy (and girl) with their fingers crossed right along with her. What do you guys think? Could you see Glau suit up as a member of S.H.I.E.L.D?









Source: IGN
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TokenNerd - 10/19/2012, 5:57 PM
Alphas is doing ok...

Would love Summer back!
LordKhorne - 10/19/2012, 6:03 PM
she appeared as herself in the big bang theory... and thats still going strong.
superotherside - 10/19/2012, 6:04 PM
Awesome, she's a good actress. Although I always saw her as Mantis in Guardians of the Galaxy. Still I wouldn't mind seeing her in the Shield show. Still I'd like it better if she actually played an more important character.
jimpinto24 - 10/19/2012, 6:23 PM
Summer Glau would be a good choice to play one of the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. I hope Joss Whedon does cast Summer.
DudeGuyMan - 10/19/2012, 6:28 PM
I could actually see her doing this... In my pants.
gaikinger - 10/19/2012, 6:29 PM
Shouldn't she be that X-23 character or weapon X character I'm not sure which is which or if they are the same....you know what I mean.
Ryan - 10/19/2012, 6:33 PM
Yes please.
gaikinger - 10/19/2012, 6:33 PM
I call her the poor man's Christina Ricci.
Wingding - 10/19/2012, 6:42 PM
I'm fo sho cool with that!
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 10/19/2012, 7:03 PM
Damn fine Actress, even better to look at, but I'm with @Saint If she is casted, this show will be cancelled.
rocky - 10/19/2012, 7:14 PM
Love this chick. I'd see her in anything
Pontius888 - 10/19/2012, 7:18 PM
She's hot but I'm afraid of the Summer Glau Curse!!!!
HAILHYDRA - 10/19/2012, 7:20 PM
I Love Summer, but she's cursed. If Alphas ever makes her an official cast member their doomed.
VaCubFan - 10/19/2012, 7:26 PM
Isn't she like the kiss of Death to any series? (Firefly anyone?)
signothetimez - 10/19/2012, 7:29 PM
These comments are hilarious
Vapes - 10/19/2012, 7:30 PM
I don't know my SHIELD agents well enough to recommend a character... but yes plz.
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 10/19/2012, 7:31 PM
earzmundo If anyone gets Janet from Whedon's past works, is Morena Baccarin.


PsyGuy - 10/19/2012, 7:34 PM
YES YES YES!!!!!!!
Tony93 - 10/19/2012, 7:36 PM
arc reactor at 66%
Ace101 - 10/19/2012, 7:37 PM
@TheGambitFreak i couldnt agree more, she is janet van dyne/ wasp
theomegasanction - 10/19/2012, 7:39 PM
love her, but believe in curse, but don't care about a shield series so do it
Bartman87 - 10/19/2012, 7:59 PM
Would love to see her in this as a regular, and for all you "she's a curse to shows people" it isn't like it is her getting shows cancelled.
XavierLehnsherr - 10/19/2012, 8:16 PM
I need her in my mouth.

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Boekelaar - 10/19/2012, 8:23 PM
But this is S.H.I.E.L.D! If it got cancelled it would be more of a reflection on people not wanting to see the MCU on the small screen not because of Glau. Avengers made 1.5 billion dollars, there's definitely a fan base and people won't forsake a show just because of one actress. I hope she's cast but that's mostly because I'm a Firefly fan but I think she'd be great in action scenes.
thalidomide - 10/19/2012, 8:36 PM
1. Cast Summer Glau
2. Get cancelled


She's hot though.
Ranger14 - 10/19/2012, 8:40 PM
Anyone who doesn't think she can act hasn't watched Firefly and the curse thing is ridiculous. One could have said Fillion was cursed and now look at the success of Castle. Some actors have to bide their time to find the right show. It doesn't mean they can't act.
HAILHYDRA - 10/19/2012, 8:52 PM
The curse is real. Firefly. Cancelled. Sarah Conner Chronicles. Cancelled. The Cape Cancelled.
NovemberGrey - 10/19/2012, 9:18 PM
To be fair Firefly was awesome but also a bit eccentric for the time (early 2000's) and on FOX, and Terminator was also awesome (actually my favorite incarnation) and did OK ratings wise, but was expensive and also on FOX and we know how that goes.

The Cape, was just crap. Period. The campy acting, idea, etc, were all utterly crap. It was destined for cancellation the moment the creator thought it up.

I really want her to have a hit on her hands, she would be great in a Marvel show/movie.
2010warmachine - 10/19/2012, 9:28 PM
Summer Glau as Mockingbird.
Optimus83 - 10/19/2012, 9:32 PM
Good. ...Summer Glau in SHIELD!!!
eleven59 - 10/19/2012, 9:34 PM
She's nowhere near the level of "this will suck" as biel, farrell, and beckinsale are...
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 10/19/2012, 9:48 PM
Too bad the curse didn't work on The Big Bang Theory...
StephenStrange - 10/19/2012, 9:59 PM
She's still cute.
TheSoulEater - 10/19/2012, 10:23 PM
YES PLEASE!!!
CaptainAmerica31 - 10/19/2012, 10:40 PM
Woah the big bang theory is awesome so shut your trap boy
CPBuff22 - 10/19/2012, 11:53 PM
Both Dollhouse & Terminator Sara Connor Chronicles lasted two seasons. If you want to complain about Firefly lets put the blame on Fox where it belongs. Same could be said about Dollhouse for only going two seasons.

As long as SHIELD stays out of the hands of FOX I see good things. Joss & FOX have a not so good history and I would prefer that as little Marvel properties end up in the hands of FOX as possible.

Oh and Morena Baccarin is a little busy with a fantastic show called Homeland right now.
mgeoff88 - 10/20/2012, 12:21 AM
I just watched Serenity a couple of nights ago. That was a very good movie.

She's a good actress and she's beautiful. Also, since she has worked with Joss Whedon before, I'm sure it's very possible.

And there's no Summer Glau curse. If I was the creator of a TV series... well I wouldn't cast her... but that's totally different. :P
genesis609 - 10/20/2012, 12:52 AM
DYE HER HAIR BLONDE AND YOUVE GOT MOCKINGBURD.... WHICH SHOULD BE IN THE SHOW
loki668 - 10/20/2012, 12:59 AM
Ah, it's always summer when Miss Glau is around! And if anybody is blaming this so-called "curse" as the reason for the demise of "The Cape", then you didn't watch the catastrophic cluster[frick] that was that show. I don't think it's so much a "curse" as it is an indication of the types of shows and parts that she chooses.

Lord Loki has spoken
Tymminator - 10/20/2012, 1:35 AM
I remember before Castle, Nathan Fillion was called "cursed" too. Whatever.
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