Ready for the best news of the day? Bill Paxton is joining the cast of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to spice up the television series.
Paxton is fondly remembered for some truly iconic roles through the 80’s and 90’s; Roles such as Hudson in Aliens, Chet in Weird Science, Jerry in Predator 2 and Simon in True Lies amongst others. Now, to add some weight to Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Paxton will join for four episodes as Agent John Garrett.
For those who don’t read the comics, Agent John Garrett featured in Elektra: Assassin, in which he turned himself into a cyborg in order to save his own life. Could he do the same here? Could he transfer to the movies too?
“He is the type who wants to stay out in the field no matter how high-level he gets.” said executive producer Maurissa Tancharoen.
“We wanted to bring in a rough-and-tumble former cohort of Agent Coulson [Clark Gregg] with a little bit of attitude and cigar-smoking swagger,” said executive producer Jed Whedon, “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.”
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