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'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Nabs Patrick Brennan as New Villain Blackout

 

'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Nabs Patrick Brennan as New Villain Blackout

 

S.H.I.E.L.D. better start watching their backs because it looks like there's about to be a brand new baddie in town.

Marvel.com exclusively reports that freshman series 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' has recently booked Patrick Brennan to play a very significant (not to mention evil) role later this season. The actor will guest star as Marcus Daniels, otherwise known as the famous Marvel villain Blackout.

While precise details about what exactly brings him onto S.H.I.E.L.D.'s radar remain unclear, Brennan does manage to tease a little bit about his character.

"This guy, Marcus Daniels, a.k.a. Blackout, was shrouded in darkness, his soul, everything about him was shrouded in darkness until he comes across this Cello player," Brennan explains to the site. "And the music was the only light that came into his soul, and it gave him hope and it gave him some sense of what light was."

However, fans of the comics should be warned — this version of the infamous supervillain will have slightly different powers, such as having the ability to suck the energy out of anything around him. Nothing to worry about, right?

Fans can look forward to Brennan's debut in Episode 18, along with a second appearance in Episode 19.

Aside from this, his other TV credits include 'The Black Donnellys' as well as stints on 'Sons of Anarchy,' 'Crash,' and 'CSI: NY.'

'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' airs on Tuesdays at 8/7c on ABC.


Details
Show:
- Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Person:
- Patrick Brennan
Network:
- ABC

Written by: Kelly Schremph
Mar 29th, 2014, 8:52 am

Images courtesy of Jerod Harris/Getty Images

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Message Posted On Mar 31st, 2014, 1:15 am

I'd like to think that the glass is half-full and Marvel is listening to the viewers when it comes to Inhabiting the S.H.I.E.L.D. universe with a few more (good or bad) superpowered characters. Since it's already been established that Marvel will not be showcasing any of its 1st string talent in the show it would still be nice if the characters that do show up are interesting enough to hold the audience's attention for more than one episode.

Although the central characters personalities are still developing, and of course Agent Coulson had to be a central figure in the show, it is still very much an ensemble cast. Although Clark Gregg is great in the role his character cannot carry too many seasons before interest wears thin. One thing that seems to be missing from this show is a consistent main bad guy (THE protagonist). Sherlock Holmes has Moriarty, Luke Skywalker had Darth Vader, and even the Winchesters have Crowley. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. does not have a sufficiently visible and interesting bad guy that we can all love to hate. Even in the Marvel Universe there is usually one main bad guy/gal that you associate with the hero. Thor/Loki, Fantastic Four/Doctor Doom, X-Men/Magneto, Spider-Man/Population of New York (on a really bad day), DareDevil/Kingpin, etc. After reading about Blackout I'm pretty unconvinced he is going to be the bad guy that we can all rally around. After reading the blurb about Amy Acker (who I think is a terrific character actor) coming to the show as Coulson's prior love interest and as a target for Blackout, the storyline starts to look and feel less like an action packed adventure and more like a slightly amped-up sci-fi version of Covert Affairs or Nikita, both which I like but both were "dramas" in the full sense of the word.

My final nit-picking is that alhough the special effects on Agents aren't too bad, it is disappointing when the powers that be (outside of the show) find it necessary to dumb down a characters powers in order to make it fit more neatly into the budget. I somehow don't think the shows special-effects people's capabilities are going to be strained to the limit by someone's whose power is absorbing energy.

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