Lucy Lawless Joins the Agents of SHIELD

Lucy Lawless Joins the Agents of SHIELD

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Lucy Lawless of Battlestar Galactica and star of Xena is coming to Marvel's Agents of SHIELD next season.

Lucy Lawless has been confirmed as an addition to Marvel's series Agents of SHIELD for the second season, premiering this fall. Her role in the show and how long her stay will be is still shrouded in secrecy. While it may be a single episode guest spot, let's hope she makes recurring appearances, as Lawless has proven quite capable in genre television.

Lucy Lawless has starred in and made appearances in an impressive number of geeky television series. She became iconic for her role as Xena, the warrior princess, in the TV series Xena: Warrior Princess, and has also played major roles in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica and the Starz Spartacus franchise. She even made a guest appearance on The X-Files and the cult hit Veronica Mars. Most recently, Lawless was a recurring guest on NBC's Parks and Recreation.

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With San Diego Comic Con kicking off Thursday and Marvel's tendency to make a number of cool announcements around this time of year and at SDCC, we may get more details on her role later this week. Of course with other major announcements regarding the Marvel Cinematic Universe, news on the guest appearance of Lawless might have to wait until later. After all, there are a lot of potential announcements for Marvel's film and television franchises, including future movie plans, the upcoming Netflix series, and other Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter plans.

Agents of SHIELD returns to ABC on Tuesday, September 23rd at 9/8c.

Fans of Agents of SHIELD and Marvel, what role do you see Lawless taking in the series? A new agent or maybe someone with super powers? Possibly the mother of Skye or Fitzsimmons?

Source: TV Guide

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I really, REALLY hope they find an excuse to let her rip loose with one of those Xena "AYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYA!" battle cries.

RJ 17:
I really, REALLY hope they find an excuse to let her rip loose with one of those Xena "AYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYA!" battle cries.

Or at the very least just have her throw a round thing at her enemies.

I miss Xena... YEAH I SAID IT. Wanna fight about it?!?!

She was my crush during those teenage years, messy, hidden in room alone years. Either way it's great for the show and add some star power... actual star power.

Hmmm? Bet's on if she is playing any known Marvel characters? and if so who? Jenifer Walters or Thundra seem the easy choices. or maybe Titania. Although since they have brought Asgard into play in the show a few times, and since the Defenders looks like it will be pure street level characters like Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, maybe Valkyrie?

Maybe, seeing as SHEILD was a front for Hydra, she could be Sin, daughter of the Red Skull?

I know a lot of people who adored Lawless for her portrayal of Xena. It always made me laugh whenever I've told them about the Spartacus TV show.

At first, their reactions are "What's that?". I respond "Oh, it's a show about Gladiators and Lucy Lawless is in it". And then...their minds just got blown.

Random Argument Man:
I know a lot of people who adored Lawless for her portrayal of Xena. It always made me laugh whenever I've told them about the Spartacus TV show.

At first, their reactions are "What's that?". I respond "Oh, it's a show about Gladiators and Lucy Lawless is in it". And then...their minds just got blown.

That's pretty evil *chuckles

Random Argument Man:
I know a lot of people who adored Lawless for her portrayal of Xena. It always made me laugh whenever I've told them about the Spartacus TV show.

At first, their reactions are "What's that?". I respond "Oh, it's a show about Gladiators and Lucy Lawless is in it". And then...their minds just got blown.

Micheal Hurst, the actor who played Iolus (Herc's sidekick in Hercules:TLJ and Xena:WP) also directed a lot of the episodes of that show iirc. It's not often acknowledged but I'm pretty sure H:TLJ & X:WP were what got the film industry in New Zealand primed and ready to create the LotR trilogy a few years later.

RealRT:

RJ 17:
I really, REALLY hope they find an excuse to let her rip loose with one of those Xena "AYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYA!" battle cries.

Or at the very least just have her throw a round thing at her enemies.

Maybe she will be the SHIELD dinner lady and in one episode has to fight off a legion of Hydra goons with only a plate? Renee O'Connor could be a dishwasher!

This announcement alone has me interested in AoS again, although I'm half expecting it to be like the Thor Dark World 'crossover' episode.

Loved her in Spartacus, so i'm happy for this =]

She did a great job in all those sex-scenes in Spartacus.

So she's probably over-qualified for a role in SHIELD.

softclocks:
She did a great job in all those sex-scenes in Spartacus.

So she's probably over-qualified for a role in SHIELD.

I agree with this post in so many ways.

Well....two actually...

My guess would be either She Hulk or Spider Woman, although I don't know how they would fit in the show...

I'd kinda like to see her fill a villain role.

As it stands AOS is looking to rely perhaps a bit too heavily on a villain of the week setup as they round up the supervillain escapees from last season.

Casting Lawless as Viper and introducing the Serpent Squad as a HYDRA Spec Ops team to act as recurring foils for Colson and his team would be a good way to get some long term stakes for the show.

That's obviously just a stab in the dark though.

She could be playing anyone from Abominatrix to Zaladane for all I know.

Mike Hoffman:
Lucy Lawless Joins the Agents of SHIELD

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Lucy Lawless of Battlestar Galactica and star of Xena is coming to Marvel's Agents of SHIELD next season.

Lucy Lawless has been confirmed as an addition to Marvel's series Agents of SHIELD for the second season, premiering this fall. Her role in the show and how long her stay will be is still shrouded in secrecy. While it may be a single episode guest spot, let's hope she makes recurring appearances, as Lawless has proven quite capable in genre television.

Lucy Lawless has starred in and made appearances in an impressive number of geeky television series. She became iconic for her role as Xena, the warrior princess, in the TV series Xena: Warrior Princess, and has also played major roles in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica and the Starz Spartacus franchise. She even made a guest appearance on The X-Files and the cult hit Veronica Mars. Most recently, Lawless was a recurring guest on NBC's Parks and Recreation.

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With San Diego Comic Con kicking off Thursday and Marvel's tendency to make a number of cool announcements around this time of year and at SDCC, we may get more details on her role later this week. Of course with other major announcements regarding the Marvel Cinematic Universe, news on the guest appearance of Lawless might have to wait until later. After all, there are a lot of potential announcements for Marvel's film and television franchises, including future movie plans, the upcoming Netflix series, and other Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter plans.

Agents of SHIELD returns to ABC on Tuesday, September 23rd at 9/8c.

Fans of Agents of SHIELD and Marvel, what role do you see Lawless taking in the series? A new agent or maybe someone with super powers? Possibly the mother of Skye or Fitsimmons?

Source: TV Guide

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Fitzsimmons is actually two separate people, two people who are best friends and in love. For her to be "Fitzsimmons mother" would make them incestual.

Diddy_Mao:
As it stands AOS is looking to rely perhaps a bit too heavily on a villain of the week setup as they round up the supervillain escapees from last season.

Yeah, they let themselves get stuck in the problem of waiting for The Winter Soldier to come out and mess everything up. They were able to set stuff up, but not deliver on the week-to-week investment until after TWS came out. I really look forward to what they decide to do with it all in the next season, since they won't be restrained by an upcoming film and they get support from Agent Carter.

martyrdrebel27:
Fitzsimmons is actually two separate people, two people who are best friends and in love. For her to be "Fitzsimmons mother" would make them incestual.

*puts on "Agent of SHIELD" badge* (yes, I own one)

The use of the term "Fitzsimmons" to address both Jemma Simmons and Leo Fitz is done in multiple ways and kind of throws grammar rules out of the window. If I had just been addressing the science duo, I would have rephrased it. But since I was including Skye, I felt the way I did write it just read better. In any case, I've heard Jed and Maurissa (showrunners) as well as the cast use "Fitzsimmons" in so many odd ways that I don't think there is a hard standard.

However, I take serious issue with "they are in love". Fitz may love Simmons, but I just don't see her reciprocating. I'm all on board the Simmons/Triplett train.

I bet she'll play an asgardian.

Speculation may run rampant as these announcements tend to encourage, but it's worth reminding people about what we already know about Season 2: Its mid-season break will have Agent Carter filling the void.
Outside of that... and the leftover unresolved elements of season one... we don't really have anything substantial to go on for who she might be.
And judging from Mike Peterson, she could start in one place with an unfamiliar identity and end up surprising us entirely when she ends up the analog for a character with which fans are familiar.

So if it's announced she's "Jill Jackson" (or whatever) and her "story is shrouded in secrecy" then I think we can look forward to an interesting payoff down the line.

Mike Hoffman:

Diddy_Mao:
As it stands AOS is looking to rely perhaps a bit too heavily on a villain of the week setup as they round up the supervillain escapees from last season.

Yeah, they let themselves get stuck in the problem of waiting for The Winter Soldier to come out and mess everything up. They were able to set stuff up, but not deliver on the week-to-week investment until after TWS came out. I really look forward to what they decide to do with it all in the next season, since they won't be restrained by an upcoming film and they get support from Agent Carter.

martyrdrebel27:
Fitzsimmons is actually two separate people, two people who are best friends and in love. For her to be "Fitzsimmons mother" would make them incestual.

*puts on "Agent of SHIELD" badge* (yes, I own one)

The use of the term "Fitzsimmons" to address both Jemma Simmons and Leo Fitz is done in multiple ways and kind of throws grammar rules out of the window. If I had just been addressing the science duo, I would have rephrased it. But since I was including Skye, I felt the way I did write it just read better. In any case, I've heard Jed and Maurissa (showrunners) as well as the cast use "Fitzsimmons" in so many odd ways that I don't think there is a hard standard.

However, I take serious issue with "they are in love". Fitz may love Simmons, but I just don't see her reciprocating. I'm all on board the Simmons/Triplett train.

how dare you root against true love! she is definitely in love with him, and when he wakes up, they will be together and have a passionate kiss. she just wouldn't allow herself to be in love because she didn't wanna lose her best friend. but then faced with losing him anyways, she realizes she wants to be with him.

Gave up on the show after episode 8 - didnt like the characters and nothing really happened. Does it get better? As i was thinking of renting the box set when its released.

Personally i wish they would add some low level Marvel villians in this series. If DC can have a tv show about Superman, Gotham, Flash and Green Arrow then why cant Agents of Shield have villians in them to fight? Even if you had one over arching villian each series to deal with.

Lucy Lawless is the new female Thor. She will scream, do a front flip and slam the hammer into the enemies face.

SonOfVoorhees:
Gave up on the show after episode 8 - didnt like the characters and nothing really happened. Does it get better?

Yes. They had to hold back so much because of Captain America: The Winter Soldier that changed everything on the show. They could have done better with it to keep people around, but those that stuck through it (that I've heard, at least) have loved the result. Also, when you look back on all the one-off episodes and the boring character (I liked everyone else), you actually appreciate it a lot more. Hopefully they will work better with more freedom for season two.

 

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