SHIELD Has Characters, Not Actors


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So, TVLine has acquired what is apparently the casting descriptions for the first five characters for Joss Whedon's SHIELD series. There is no official confirmation that these are real, and of course, since they're the casting descriptions, there are no actors attached. They are as follows:

SKYE - This late-20s woman sounds like a dream: fun, smart, caring and confident – with an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm.
AGENT GRANT WARD - Quite the physical specimen and “cool under fire,” he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He’s a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he’s the kind of guy that grows on you.
AGENT ALTHEA RICE - Also known as “The Calvary,” this hard-core soldier has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot. But her experiences have left her very quiet and a little damaged.
AGENT LEO FITZ and AGENT JEMMA SIMMONS - These two came through training together and still choose to spend most of their time in each other’s company. Their sibling-like relationship is reinforced by their shared nerd tendencies – she deals with biology and chemistry, he’s a whiz at the technical side of weaponry.
A few weeks ago, I gave my own suggestions for SHIELD casting, knowing that information like this was soon to be coming. Back then, I also stated that this being a Whedon program, it will undoubtedly have a large cast, so five is only a drop in the bucket. And there is plenty of time for my predictions to come true (yeah right).

My thoughts on these five, if they are indeed real? The Leo character seems like the sort that might be played by Fran Kranz, the Grant Ward character equally Adam Baldwin (who I can't see not being cast in some role). I favoured Acker for the Whedon created Abigail Brand, and the Rice character seems pretty close to the same character, so lets just slide her on over there. The only one that seems odd is Skye. She seems... like she would probably be the star of the show, considering that it's Joss.

And go barefoot. It's is Joss.

Via Uproxx.
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