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Agents of SHIELD Confirms Two New Comic Villains, Future of Mike Peterson


I’m not entirely certain that these panels are a depiction of the secondary Asgardian character Lorelei, but I am amused enough by Loki here to use it anyway. If you don’t want to find out what lies in store for J. August Richards‘ least lucky SHIELD character, then read no further.

Marvel Entertainment has announced that when Agents of SHIELD returns from its latest two week hiatus, it will return with the revelation of a comics character who has never made it to screens before: Deathlok. So, no, they’re really not giving Mike Peterson any breaks.

Who’s Deathlok, you ask? It’s a name that Marvel has used for a whole series of different dudes who were turned into cyborgs, with origin stories that run the trope gamut from unstoppable government controlled killing machine to man struggling to control the homicidal computer intelligence within him to a guy who was resurrected as a cyborg in the future and then has his mind transferred into a clone of himself, gets sent back in time to the present, and eventually fights another clone of himself from the future.

Probably, Agents of SHIELD is just going to go with the cyborg under malevolent control angle, as the last we saw of Peterson he woke up with a bionic do-what-we-say-or-we’ll-blow-up-your-brains eye and a missing leg prime for the substitution of robot parts. But Marvel’s announcement wasn’t just about Deathlok.

It was also about the introduction of Lorelei, one of Marvel comics’ notable Asgardians, as the villain of an episode that will also feature Jaimie Alexander‘s Sif. The younger sister of the Enchantress, in Lorelei’s very first appearance she helped Loki to trick Sif. Much of the rest of her history involves being in love with Thor and a lot of love potions and mind control and at one point being embodied in the Destroyer. Hopefully they’ll just be using the “tricking Sif” angle when Elene Satine makes her debut as the Asgardian maiden alongside Stan Lee, who will also get his SHIELD cameo done in episode 15.

(via Deadline.)

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  • http://readingwatchinglookingandstuff.blogspot.com/ Janna

    Lorelei is also going to appearing pretty early in Loki: Agent of Asgard. Asgardian younger siblings: so hot right now.

  • http://runt.org/ Adrian

    Agents of S.I.F.!

    Seriously, what are the chances that if her episode pops big, that we might get a Sif spin-off movie or mini-series or Netflix series. Am I dreaming too big?

  • John W

    I’m not real familiar with Lorelei but the Deathlok news is awesome IMO. The show needs to introduce as many of the secondary and tertiary characters as they can.

  • Anonymous

    A character of Deathlok’s level was probably a good choice. He’s both obscure enough that they can take their liberties with his origin (Mike Peterson is not an existing Marvel character) without the ridiculous internet outcries comic adaptations get for changing stuff, while at the same time being known enough at least among comic book fans that they can present this as positive evidence that the show is starting to use more stuff from the Marvel U.

    Also Sif and Lorelei? This should be epic. I wonder if Thor told Sif about Coulson’s death.

  • Anonymous

    A lot of folks think Stan will be playing The Clairvoyant, which I think would be a total bonehead play.
    But more female Superheroes on screen, years before DC can even get off the blocks, that’s all win.

  • Anonymous

    The crew still needs to run up against and then with Silver Sable and her Wild Pack.

  • http://www.aeryllou.tumblr.com/ Aeryl

    I’m excited for this, I hope the longtime comic fans will start getting more of the tie ins they want so they can tell me all about it!

  • Jason Rye

    Mike Peterson was an existing character (just an extremely obscure one) who was friends with Slapstick of the New Warriors.

  • Jason Rye

    She might fall under the Spider-Man umbrella that Sony has, making her off limits.

  • Mark Matson

    I believe the Sony contract only includes live action movies, not TV in any form. From the little research I’ve done (a real journalist should follow up on this), Spiderman himself could show up on S.H.I.E.L.D. and it would be legal.

  • Cy

    I shall celebrate by re-reading all my Deathlok comics. He’s one of my favorites, at least the Michael Collins version of him.

  • http://www.aeryllou.tumblr.com/ Aeryl

    I think that only applies to the animation. Live action TV is still a no no I believe.

  • Anonymous

    Unfortunately it seems that extends to live-action TV. There was an interview where they said SHIELD isn’t allowed to use X-Men or even the WORD “Mutant” (which seems excessive; Stan Lee certainly did not coin the term) because Fox has the rights.

  • Anonymous

    How about Stan Lee as a comic creator who creates a storyline that’s just a little TOO close to actual events so he’s brought in for questioning and is thoroughly disgusted by just how wildly off base they are about him and he threatens to make a comic parodying them? :D

  • Important Film Maker

    Are they so desperate for ratings that they’re revealing what would otherwise be thought of as huge spoilers?

  • http://readingwatchinglookingandstuff.blogspot.com/ Janna

    Thanks! :) No matter the decade, Loki’s got style.

  • http://www.aeryllou.tumblr.com/ Aeryl

    It means nothing to people who don’t read the comics, and means A LOT to the people who do, who’ve all been speculating it anyways.

    It’s win win for Marvel. The biggest critics, IMO, have been the book fans who don’t feel the show is geared for them. Now, they have proof that it’s coming.

    Considering this is still two weeks out from when it returns, and the best way to boost the ratings, if that was the goal, would have been to hype it up the day before or day of airing. Instead, I’m reading this as a gesture to the book fans, that their complaints are being heard and addressed.

  • TheChief

    I wonder if Lorelei showing up means that Amora will be in the MCU soon. I would be down for that.

    As for Deathlok, that used to be one of the regular comics I would read back in the early 90′s as a kid. I’m glad they went that route with Peterson. He is a good choice as a character to use as Susana mentioned above.

  • Anonymous

    fanboys: “WHERE ARE THE COMIC CHARACTERS?!?”
    shield: “Patience please, they’re coming.”
    fanboys: “OMG WHERE ARE THEY I’M DROPPING THE SHOW!”
    shield: “Here’s one.”
    fanboys: “OMG SPOILERS!”

  • Nuuni Nuunani

    About that picture…Loki has widows peak? Does he wear the helmet to hide his balding? O.o

  • Nuuni Nuunani

    Given the number of things and characters Sony has been freely hinting about in the past few months, I would think they’d have teased Sables existence by now if they were going to use her.
    On the other hand, she is better known for her appearances in Spidey over her heroes for hire stuff, much less her own comic…

    Hmm…it will be interesting to see what happens

  • Nicole Elizabeth Currie

    Does this mean that we can get Amora?
    Because that would be so very wonderful (granted, if they could change Amora up
    some so her main focus isn’t getting Thor, then that’d be cool too- girl is too
    awesome for a man to be her be all end all).

  • http://www.aeryllou.tumblr.com/ Aeryl

    I thought that was Namor, mad that she keeps calling for Loki.

  • Anonymous

    Lorelei, is originally the name of a seductive and alluring maiden (a nymph maybe?) who sat on a rock near the German rive Rhine and lured sailors through their beauty and singing into death (i.e. crashing their ships to the rock).

  • http://www.theliteraryomnivore.wordpress.com/ The Literary Omnivore

    I wholeheartedly concur! Since the films are taking the “sufficiently advanced science is indistinguishable from magic” route and Amora spent time on Earth in the eighties fighting Dazzler, I’d love for her to be really fascinated with Earth science as it applies to her magical studies.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/scarletsherlock scarletsherlock

    I’m right there with you! I’d cry over “Sif and the Warriors Three” every week.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/scarletsherlock scarletsherlock

    Elena Satine was Aquaman’ s wife Mera in Smallville. I approve! Hope she gets to be in the films/other shows along with big sis Amora.

  • Jake Mertz

    So, I was right about the Deathlok thing. Good. It’ll be nice to see a character from the comics show up in the show. Poor Mike, though. Here’s hoping he ends up as Deathlok, Agent of Shield, but I doubt he will.

    Also, really cool that Sif and Lorelei are going to be in the show too. Wonder if they’ll have her do magic, or, as they probably will, the it’s all just super advanced tech beyond our ken angle.

  • Nuuni Nuunani

    OoooooH~! XD
    that makes alot more sense~! and explains why he is shirtless

  • Nuuni Nuunani

    So, similar to the Greek Siren?

  • Anonymous

    Yes, very similar with the minor difference that the Lorelei is only one maiden sitting on a very high rock. It’s a local legend of that part of the country.

  • Nuuni Nuunani

    Interesting when overlaps like that crop up…Thank you very much for that informitive snippet of information. ^^

  • Nicole Elizabeth Currie

    Nope. It’s Loki. There was this whole love potion thing where she was in love with him.

  • Nuuni Nuunani

    ….Gah, so many black haired guys in comic books. They kinda become hard to tell apart without the logos XD

  • Nicole Elizabeth Currie

    Maybe that’s why Loki rocks the horns: Screw this, I look like too many other people. I need something big and flashy and fabulous to tell me apart.

  • Kol Drake

    On some news site, I called Deathlok as soon as that episode aired… though I remember the original (time traveling cyborg from the future version) most and best. I think if AoS keeps slipping in these one or two story ‘origins’ or introductions, folks will cut it more of a break as a series. Characters like Deathlok (who overcomes the ‘chip’ with his humanity/love toward his son), or bring in Luke Cage and Iron Fist — as some private investigators who’s case dovetails/derails the one SHIELD is investigating… but helps in the end doing the ‘super bad’ to put down the uber situation, etc. Plenty of fun/action opportunities to highlight SHIELD -AND- Marvel’s Universe of 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. tiered characters.

  • Kol Drake

    Still not sure about who the Clairvoyant may be — with Skye being the ‘mysterious baby out of China’ — I was noodling whether they might be the High Evolutionary — which allows for Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch ‘original histories’ — OR — perhaps the Inhumans with the ‘C’ being an outcast of some sort (( and letting Skye be an O-8-4 with as yet untapped potential )). Okay… so I read and collected comics for waaay too many years…