Two More Join Joss Whedon’s S.H.I.E.L.D. Pilot
A few weeks ago, our own Thorverine reported that Ming Na had signed on for a role in Joss Whedon’s upcoming pilot based on the S.H.I.E.L.D. agency in the Marvel films. Na will be playing Agent Melinda May, a to-notch pilot and weapons expert. Clark Gregg, who played Agent Coulson in several of Marvel’s films, will be reprising that role for the pilot, but it has not been reported exactly how, being that he has gone the way of the buffalo.
THR is reporting that Elizabeth Henstridge and Iain De Caestecker have both signed on for the pilot as well. Henstridge will be playing the role of Agent Gemma Simmons, a science whiz, while De Caestecker will fill the role of Agent Leo Fitz, a tech guru. The pair will spend a majority of their time together, playing the “old married couple” of the group, with their constant back-and-forth bickering. Despite them being so young, they are the masters in their respective fields.
Hesntridge’s credits include Hollyoaks as well as the JJ Abrams CW pilot Shelter. De Caestecker is just coming off two award winning BBC series The Fades and Young James Harriot, which have garnered him some BAFTA recognition this past weekend.
Joss Whedon has written the script for the pilot for S.H.I.E.L.D., along with his brother Jed and Jed’s wife Maurissa Tancharoen. This trio is behind the smash hit Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog . Whedon is expected to direct the pilot, assuming his schedule will allow it.
Source : THR