Patton Oswalt Gets Recruited Into The AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.


patton bannerFollowing the news that Adrian Pasdar will guest star on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Glenn Talbot, Marvel has revealed that comedian Patton Oswalt will also make a special appearance as Agent Eric Koenig in an upcoming, and as of yet unspecified, episode of season one. Marvel rolled out the news on their website along with a few words from Oswalt as well as our first look at the actor as Agent Koenig.

pattonOswalt, best known for his roles on shows like Justified and King of Queens, will play a character who “first appeared in SGT. FURY AND HIS HOWLING COMMANDOS #27, [and] was a part of Fury’s original team of World War II soldiers in the comics.” Similar to Pasdar‘s story about how he got the role, Oswalt said that he was simply asked if he wanted to be on the show. The actor and comedian, a huge comic book fan in real life, jumped at the opportunity to guest star. The actor told the site “I got a call from my agent saying they want you on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and I said ‘hell, yes.’ I’m lucky that I’m visible enough that they wanted to bring me in to play this character. I’d worked with [‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Executive Producer] Joss [Whedon] before on ‘Dollhouse,’ and I guess I wasn’t too annoying and they decided to put me on another one of his shows. So I was very lucky.

While he didn’t have to do any research for the character, the only thing he wanted to discuss with the showrunners was the identity of the Clairvoyant. Like some fans, Oswalt was hoping that it was M.O.D.O.K. In fact, he thought he might get to play the giant floating head, “When they first told me the character’s name, I’ll admit the first thing I did is I went on Wikipedia and looked up the M.O.D.O.K. character to see if Koenig was maybe his name before he became M.O.D.O.K., but it wasn’t. They keep on talking about the Clairvoyant in the show and I’m like, ‘is that M.O.D.O.K.? Am I M.O.D.O.K.?’” You can read the actor’s words about why he loves Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. so much by clicking the source link below. It appears that the show has finally turned a corner and is willing to bring in big guest stars and bigger comic book characters. What do you think about Oswalt being the latest recruit?

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Source : MARVEL