By Joe Hughes
After years of rumors, speculation, and various stages of development hell, today AMC confirmed that the network will be adapting Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s Preacher to television. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are attached as executive producers, along with Sam Caitlin (Breaking Bad), who will serve as showrunner. The duo will also write the pilot.
We’ve known that James Spader will star as the titular evil Tony Stark-created artificial intelligence of Avengers: Age of Ultron for months, but what we didn’t know is that the evil robot’s son would also be joining the fray. That’s right, The Vision is set to join the film, which begins production next month, as played by actor Paul Bettany — AKA The voice of Jarvis in the Iron Man films.
Deathlok has come to “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
A classic Marvel Comics icon who is celebrating his 40th anniversary this year, Deathlok will be brought to live-action life for first time ever on the all-new episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” premiering Tuesday, February 4 at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC.
Transformed into the cybernetic solider against his will, Mike Peterson (J. August Richards) must struggle to find the man in the machine. With a high-tech eye that allows him to see through walls, super strength and increased speed courtesy of a cybernetic leg, will Deathlok fight alongside the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or against them?
"We have been waiting all season for this moment where we can reveal that Mike Peterson’s story arc is an origin story," said Executive Producer Jeffrey Bell. "We’re thrilled to have J. August Richards playing Deathlok and to have our audience enjoy this favorite Marvel character on the show."
"If you would have asked when I was nine-years old what I wanted to be, I would have said a super hero and I’m so excited to be one now as an adult on TV!" added J. August Richards. "It’s a dream come true."
While that’s all we can reveal at the moment, True Believers, stay tuned to Marvel.com for more updates and follow @AgentsofSHIELD on Twitter and like "Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." on Facebook for all the latest news!
More on Marvel.com: http://marvel.com/news/tv/2014/1/23/21812/deathlok_sets_his_sights_on_marvels_agents_of_shield.#ixzz2rGsSjSIG
Michael Douglas to Star as Hank Pym in Marvel’s Ant-Man
The Oscar-winning actor joins the cast of Marvel’s Ant-Man, in theaters July 31, 2015!