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ABC’s Agents of SHIELD Welcomes Bill Paxton To The Bus


Pvt. Hudson reporting for duty? 

Bill Paxton, known for plenty of geek roles in his day (Terminator, Aliens, Weird Science), is joining the cast of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. At least for a little while.

“We wanted to bring in a rough-and-tumble former cohort of Agent Coulson with a little bit of attitude and cigar-smoking swagger,” executive producer Jed Whedon told TV Guide. ”He is the type who wants to stay out in the field no matter how high-level he gets,” added executive producer Maurissa Tancharoen.

Paxton’s character is named Agent John Garrett, and TV Guide points to some comic book connections:

In the comic Elektra: Assassin, S.H.I.E.L.D. turned Garrett into a cyborg to save his life after he was injured in the line of duty — but all Whedon will say is that “when Garrett got his promotion to Level 7, he refused to sit behind a desk and doesn’t like the formalities of S.H.I.E.L.D. He’s going to help Coulson solve some mysteries and is not afraid to rig an explosive or two.”

They add Paxton’s arc will involve him working with Ward and May, be at least four episodes, and begin in late February or early March.

(via TV Guide)

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  • Anonymous

    Actual…comic…character on S.H.I.E.L.D.?
    Hmmm so Garrett is a cyborg….perhaps this lends credibility to the theory about poor Mike becoming Deathlok.

  • Lisa Liscoumb

    Oh my! This could be … interesting…

  • Anonymous

    Bill Paxton as a spy with a mustache? I’ve seen this before and he didn’t seem too impressive.

    Better not bring your kids.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuamv5xPdrM

  • Anonymous

    What happened to that black man, with the super powers? Wasn’t he going to join- oh wait!!!…they killed him. And added another white dude. Guys I don’t know if this show has enough white dudes…

  • Anonymous

    Spoilers:

    Gun (don’t remember his name, just his character’s name from Angel) isn’t dead.

  • http://www.thenerdybird.com/ Jill Pantozzi

    Ha! Well the top pic is from Haywire, looks like he WON’T have a mustache for SHIELD.

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

    Peterson’s not dead, I knew that at the end of the episode where it looked like they killed him.

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

    Garret’s comic backstory as a total red herring for Coulson in 3….2….1

  • SuperFubar

    He isn’t dead. Looks like he might become a cyborg or something though.

  • Anonymous

    But he has a moustache in the comics! Between this & (Green) Arrow, what’s with the war on non-stubbly facial hair?

  • Travis

    He’s also a cyborg. No he wasn’t. No they didn’t. Yes they did. Then don’t worry about it.

    I hope that answers your questions.

  • Erin Treat

    Victoria Hand is an actual comic character too, you know. lol

  • Anonymous

    I know. The joke is that it’s still a rare occurrence.

  • Anonymous

    OK, just re-watched True Lies. It has Chuck Heston as an eye-patched director of a spy organization and a classic red Corvette convertible… weeeiird.

  • http://cainslatrani.blogspot.com/ Cain S. Latrani

    *Scans comments. Doesn’t see obvious joke. Decides to make it.*

    That’s it! It’s game over, man!

  • Skol Troll
  • Eve

    I think Peterson’s going to be a recurring

    spoiler

    villain, I mean victim. Viclain? Then they’ll save him and he’ll be off the show again.

    spoiler end

  • Eve

    He’s part of SHIELD management, so he’ll be suspicious and have all of the personality of a slice of Wonder Bread with a cigar. Oh, and he’ll let people like Skye constantly defy him with no repercussions whatsoever.