It was first revealed at the San Diego Comic-Con that Bobbi Morse, AKA Mockingbird, would be joining the crew of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and now Marvel Entertainment has confirmed that “Friday Night Lights” and G.I. Joe: Retaliation star Adrianne Palicki has been cast in the role. Palicki will debut in the fifth episode of the series with the potential to return for a few more appearances in the second season.
This isn’t Palicki’s first foray into super heroics, as she appeared in an episode of The CW’s “Smallville” and was cast in the role of Wonder Woman for David E. Kelley’s failed series in 2011.
A member of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Avengers in the comics, Mockingbird was first created by Gerry Conway and Barry Smith and introduced in “Astonishing Tales” #6 in 1971. Though she doesnt have any super powers, she was injected with an experimental serum that gave her enhanced strength and speed. The character also became romantically involved with Hawkeye in the source material.
The “Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” cast includes Clark Gregg as fan favorite Phil Coulson, along with Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz and Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons.
The series is executive produced by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb. Season 2 of “Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” will premiere on September 23.
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