Details Emerge on ABC’s Avengers Show

So it won’t be about The Hulk, as originally rumored. Instead, it’ll focus on S.H.I.E.L.D., with Joss Whedon writing the pilot episode. A few details have emerged about the cast:

Agent Grant Ward is deadly, precise and cool under fire. He’s just doesn’t play well with others due to his not-so-great people skills. He’s volatile, but a decent guy with morals whose charm will eventually come through.

Soulful and quiet, Agent Althea Rice (a.k.a. “The Cavalry”) is an ace pilot, weapons expert and soldier who is a bit damaged from her combat experience and has gone beyond the call of duty.

Finally, there’s Agent Leo Fitz and Agent Jemma Simmons, also known as “Fitz-Simmons” as the two spend all their time together. Think more along the lines of a brother and sister who always bicker and annoy one another. They came up together and are masters in their fields: Fitz is good with weapons and gadgets while Simmons is into science. Yes, they are huge nerds (and also attractive).

Not a whole lot to go on, obviously, but I love the premise of a spy-thriller show set in the Avengers/Marvel movieverse that would air each week. Given those details, who do you think ABC and Whedon should cast?

The potential for this is really off the charts in the same way that I thought J.K. Rowling should have created an Aurora’s detective show set in the Harry Potter universe.

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