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Superhero TV Bits: New Actors, New Birds of Prey Hints, A Lot of New Agents of SHIELD Sif Pics

We haven’t written a whole bunch about Arrow and Agents of SHIELD as of late—it comes of the two of them being on hiatus—but with both shows returning within the week, we thought it was time to share some news items that’ve been piling up. Within you will find: New actors for Agents of SHIELD and Arrow‘s Flash spinoff, some cast quotes about Birds of Prey and the Suicide Squad,… oh, and a whole bunch of pics of Sif’s Agents of SHIELD cameo. We thought you might be interested.

To start: Earlier we heard that Agents of SHIELD would be getting two new recurring characters. One of them ended up being Bill Paxton‘s Agent John Garrett, and now we know the other, “an African-American agent who specializes in combat/weapons.” He’s Agent Triplett, an associate of Garrett’s, and he’s being played by B.J. Britt (One Tree Hill, Vampires Suck, and, interestingly, the CW’s Wonder Woman show that never happened. He’d have been someone named “Willis Parks”).

Here’s the first image of Triplett, who will be introduced with Garrett in the next week’s episode, “Tahiti”:

The next week’s episode is “Yes Men,” aka The One Where Sif Will Be On My TV and Fight A Supervillain Sorceress Oh My God Oh My God. We already showed you one promo image, and now we have some more.

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That car never stood a chance.

The Flash also has a new actor: Michelle Harrison will play Nora Allen, mother of Barry Allen. Her death when Barry was a kid is an integral part of Flash’s backstory, which makes it interesting that Deadline lists Harrison as a “guest starring/recurring role.” We’re probably just looking at repeated flashbacks, but could they be futzing around with Flash mythology instead? FYI, The Flash has already cast their Eobard Thawne, aka the “Reverse Flash,” who was responsible for Mama Flash’s death. Except they’re calling him “Eddie Thawne,” because they hate good names like Eobard.

And finally, TVLine got some of the actors of Arrow to answer fan questions. The two that caught our interest are about the Suicide Squad (first picture here) and the March 26th Birds of Prey episode.

Of the former, there’s going to be a flashback to a “Diggle/Lila[sic]/Afghanistan” adventure in the March 19th episode, but Diggle actor David Ramsey also says “There’s a bigger story with the Suicide Squad and … their involvement perhaps with Team Arrow in the future. There’s a lot of set-up for the season finale…. Big stuff.”

And Black Canary actress Caity Lotz spoke about a “dope showdown” involving Jessica de Gouw‘s Huntress. “There’s also some cool stuff with [spoiler] Laurel, because The Huntress takes hostages and Laurel is one of them. So there’s that whole dynamic where Laurel doesn’t know Sara’s secret, what her sister’s actually been up to!”

So that’s all the news that’s fit to print on Arrow, The Flash, and Agents of SHIELD. Hiatuses, be over!

(via: blastr, TVLine, Seat42F, Deadline, blastr)

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  • Gordon Borland

    Could we swap Agent’s for a Sif show ?


    Agents of Lady Sif? I’m up for that.

  • Gordon Borland

    It also works as a band name !

  • Anonymous

    what a cute tiny shield

  • Emily Neenan

    I’m so nervous that the Sif episode will be crap (the show is so mixed!) and I’ll have to purge it from my memory, but that shot of Sif and Agent May is just SO GODDAMN COOL!!

  • Janna

    I don’t think her Journey into Mystery run did well, but maybe if she really brings her A-game in angrily waving that tiara (Lorelei’s?) around…

  • Andrea Pantoja

    That picture is all I’ve ever wanted in my life.

  • Aeryl

    I know this is terrible, but I didn’t read the article first, just saw the pic of Triplett with Gemma and was all “OMG ANTHONY MACKIES GONNA BE ON SHIELD”

    I’m disappointed, cuz duh, that’s not Anthony Mackie, and kicking myself, cuz I really do know better, but I hope he does well. More POC on AoS!

  • Adrian

    She’s Asgardian. Earth’s weapons won’t do much to her. Now, the sorceress she’s after on the other hand …

  • JustPlainSomething

    No, I thought it was Mackie at first too. I mean, he’s playing an incoming Marvel character so I thought maybe they were bringing him in. But yes, more POC representation on the show is good!

  • Matthew McLaughlin

    Hopefully we finally get to see what Diggle can do, instead of him being Arrow’s Bro-damsel in distress…

  • JustPlainSomething

    I have to say, May and Sif being badass in the same shot gives me happy feelings.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t be. I’m black and I thought the same thing. They’ve got very similar facial hair.

  • John W

    Looks like Sif is going to open a six pack of whoop ass.

  • Anonymous

    If Simmons doesn’t fangirl over Sif, then I’m out.

  • Anonymous

    Same here. I can understand holding him back since it’s called Arrow and not Diggle and Friends, but he is being seriously underused.

  • Aeryl

    That was what did it.

  • MeatyStakes

    Are wedges comfortable to fight in?

    Anyway, I love how she looks, that armor just looks so bamfy! I would have liked a ponytail (wink wink JL: War Wonder Woman nudge nudge)

  • Jesse Richards

    To nitpick, Nora’s death wasn’t an “integral part of the Flash’s backstory” from 1956 to 2010. Barry had a continuing, happy relationship with both of his pleasant, very alive parents. Her death was something Geoff Johns made up for the New52 because all heroes must be Batman. DARK! NO PARENTS!

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  • Anonymous

    As i flicked through those awesome Sif images, my brain was basically screaming her name a la 80′s space lego guy “SIF! SSIIIFF! SSSIIIIIFFF! SSSSSIIIIIIIIIFFFFF!”

  • Dave

    It’s actually a good size for a lightly-armored foot soldier who relies on speed, like Sif. We’re just used to seeing heater shields designed for the cavalry/heavy infantry, which are usually bigger. (Check out bucklers if you want to see REALLY cute tiny shields.)

  • Cy

    There is far too much awesome in those two photos. My monitor almost exploded.