comScore

Joss Whedon Drops Some Hints About Agents of SHIELD‘s Mysterious Superhuman

Excelsior!

I’m not going to say who he’s playing, but he’s certainly cranky as you can tell from the trailer… It’s great, he came in to guest star and he tears it up. He’s got that kind of energy, he’s so much fun, and such a lovely guy.Joss Whedon, when asked who J. August Richards will be playing in Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.

The identity of the hooded man exhibiting super strength and possibly invulnerability in the teasers for Agents of SHIELD has been an item of hot speculation lately. After Luke Cage was ruled out by folks in the know, speculation has focused on the lesser known character Rage: at thirteen year old Brooklyn native endowed with strength, invulnerability, and the appearance of an adult by that old stand-by of nineties superhero origins: toxic waste.

Whedon answers questions of Richards’ character as only a master of fan expectation would.

(via SuperheroHype.)

Have a tip we should know? tips@themarysue.com

Filed Under:

Follow The Mary Sue:

Susana Polo thought she'd get her Creative Writing degree from Oberlin, work a crap job, and fake it until she made it into comics. Instead she stumbled into a great job: founding and running this very website (she's Editor at Large now, very fancy). She's spoken at events like Geek Girl Con, New York Comic Con, and Comic Book City Con, wants to get a Batwoman tattoo and write a graphic novel, and one of her canine teeth is in backwards.