‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Adds Mockingbird for Season 2

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Marvel closed out things in style at the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D./Agent Carter Marvel TV panel today at San Diego Comic Con, rolling out a pre-recorded video starring Patton Oswalt as Agent Koenig (times two).

In the video, Koenig lightly banters about Phil Coulson’s promotion to S.H.I.E.L.D. director and the changes that are afoot following all the upheaval that occurred during the season 1 and the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Though not very spoiler-heavy, one name was dropped that is sure to get the attention of Marvel fans: Bobbi Morse, a.k.a. Mockingbird.

Debuting in Astonishing Tales #6 in 1971, Mockingbird is an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (and former Avenger) who at one point rooted out corrupt S.H.I.E.L.D. members.

Agents of SHIELD Comic Con 2014 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Adds Mockingbird for Season 2

She was also given a blend of Captain America brand Super Soldier Serum and Infinity Formula in the comics to save her life, so if those back-story elements carry over to the TV show, we can see why Mockingbird would be such a worthwhile addition to this new version of S.H.I.E.L.D. that Coulson is building (and why he might have a bond with her).

Speaking of bonds, it’s also worth noting that, in the comics, Mockingbird’s ex-husband (and later ex-boyfriend) is Clint Barton, a.k.a Hawkeye. So while that doesn’t automatically mean that this possible addition will spark a Jeremy Renner cameo, it’s fun to ponder the back and forth that might come from these on-again, off-again lovers in the nighttime.

Obviously, at this point, we have no earthly idea who will play Mockingbird or even if she will play a big role on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - according to CBR, the character had been a part of an in-development project for ABC Familybut for the above reasons, her natural combat skills and her edge, the mere mention of Bobbi Morse is exciting and it’s another reminder that this show is taking their sophomore season seriously.

Mockingbird Joining Agents of Shield 570x294 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Adds Mockingbird for Season 2

As for other additions to the show, we already know that Lucy Lawless is joining the cast, but now we know that she will play a longtime S.H.I.E.L.D. agent named Isabelle Hartley who, according to show producer Maurissa Tancharoen, “may have a knife that’s always by her side.

Additionally, the characters of Lance Hunter and Daniel Whitehall will debut in season 2. Hunter will be an ally for Coulson, and in the comics, the character has worked with S.H.I.E.L.D. as the director of S.T.R.I.K.E., a UK-based organization. Hunter will be played by Nick Blood, while Whitehall will be played by veteran Whedonverse actor Reed Diamond, who will play what is described as a Hydra baddie.

Besides Mockingbird and Hartley (and Maria Hill and Agent May, etc.), another strong female character, Jessica Drew (aka Spider-Woman), may already be on the show in the form of Skye. But for now, those are just fan theories and they gained no traction during the panel as Chloe Bennett denied having any knowledge about her character’s mysterious past, and that’s not at all surprising for a show that likes to keep its fans off-balance.

As for the direction of the show during season 2, nothing supremely helpful seemed to come from the panel as far as we can tell, but we still have Clark Gregg’s recent comments about the show going “back to basics” while the team rebuilds. If Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. can do that while continuing to ride the momentum that they found after the aftershocks of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we’re pretty confident that the results will be impressive.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns to ABC on September 23rd, 2014 @9pm.

Source: CBR, EW

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  1. Bah!

    Why do I keep clicking these sdcc articles expecting actual photos/videos(?). Anyway, Mockingbird would be a cool fighter if they find the right actress..er stunt woman.

  2. So I guess they are giving in to the idea that maybe they need some semi-recognizable characters on the show.

  3. Green Arrow and Black Canary’s Marvel counterpart. Hilarious.

  4. THERE IS A NEW PICTURE ONLINE OF “THE THING” FROM JOSH TRANK’S NEW FANTASTIC 4 REBOOT.
    IT LOOKS PRETTY AWESOME
    CHECK IT OUT
    http://cdn.unleashthefanboy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/The-Thing-Fantastic-Four.jpg?4dbf7b

  5. The Thing looks awesome go check him out guys

  6. casting is important; but her suit/costume is also vital. We can’t have another Deathlok on the show (i.e. worst superhero costume of all time). Mockingbird should be easy to get right:

    http://mischief-division.tumblr.com/post/92920994543

  7. Anyone else thinking that the other yet to be named female character in Avengers 2 that keeps being mentioned could be the lead in for Mockinbird. Think about it. She contacts her ex husband Hawkeye because something has happened to her that is killing her, so they give her the super soldier serum, and maybe the thing Colson and Skye took, to save her and she becomes Mockinbrid ready for the TV shows return.

    • Maybe I’m not fully understanding what you’re saying, because your scenario doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. Based on the clip, Mockingbird is already an established character. I doubt we’ll see an origin story for her unless it’s handled in flashbacks. If they maintain the relationship story line between her and Hawkeye, I wouldn’t be surprised to see her have a cameo in AOU.

  8. I read Lucy Lawless will join
    S.H.I.E.L.D as Mockingbird !!

  9. This is Great News, Mockingbirds origin story is intertwined with Man-Things origin. Before her relationship with Hawkeye she had a relationship with Ka-Zar. I hope Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D brings her in as a recruit and not an experienced agent and the Project Gladiator, the Savage Lands and Director Coulson going insane are the basis of the show moving followed.

  10. moving FORWARD, not followed.

  11. prediction of actress names that will start popping up as rumors for being cast as Mockingbird (and my guess is after a year or two on AoS as 1st a recurring character then series regular she’ll eventually transition to either a solo TV series or straight to the films:

    Margot Robbie
    Eliza Dushku
    Laura Vandervoort
    Summer Glau
    Minka Kelly
    Tracy Spiridakos
    Dreama Walker
    Sarah Jones (Alcatraz tv show)

    some of these actresses I’ld consider better choices than others – but all could likely do great as Mockingbird – who reminder is a bio-chemist in addition to all her fighting skills