Delroy Lindo will play Dominic Fortune on ABC’s upcoming Agents of SHIELD spinoff, Marvel’s Most Wanted
Marvel’s Most Wanted, ABCs upcoming Agents of SHIELD spinoff, is expanding its cast. The Hollywood Reporter today brings word that Delroy Lindo is set to join Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood for the new series following the adventures of their Bobbi Morse (AKA Mockingbird) and Lance Hunter. According to the trade, Delroy Lindo will play Marvel Comics character Dominic Fortune.
Born Duvid Jerome Fortunov, Fortune survived the Great Depression as a roguish acrobatic adventurer, later becoming a mercenary for hire, operating out of a gambling boat, the Mississippi Queen. Created by Howard Chaikin, Fortune made his first appearance in 1975’s “Marvel Preview” #2.
In real life, Delroy Lindo is about three decades younger than Fortune. It remains to be seen whether or not Fortune’s origin will be updated or if the series will reveal a bigger-than-life explanation for Fortune’s longevity.
Marvel’s Most Wanted hails from Agents of SHIELD producers Jeff Bell and Paul Zbyszewski. They’re co-writing the pilot together and will serve as executive producers alongside Jeph Loeb.
Marvel’s Most Wanted arrives as Agents of SHIELD continues into its third season and Agent Carter its second. There’s also another Marvel series in the planning stages at the network that has Academy Award winner John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) attached. Meanwhile, Netflix has its own corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe covered with Daredevil and Jessica Jones already set for a second seasons. After that, Netflix has plans for Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Punisher shows with the ultimate idea being for all the Netflix shows to cross over for a limited series, The Defenders.
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