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Deathlok Confirmed For 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'; Lady Sif's Mission Revealed

During the Television Critics Association winter press tour, Marvel and ABC reps were present to talk about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., offering some details on what's coming up in the final stretch of the show's first season. The live-action Marvel series has been subject of much scrutiny and criticism since its premiere for its ratings drops, mixed reviews and failure to capitalize on its comic book roots or place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

ABC entertainment president Paul Lee spoke earlier at the event, addressing the issues and admitting disappointment, but like series executive producer Jeffrey Bell and Marvel's TV boss Jeph Loeb said a month ago said, they're now making an effort to work "closely with the studios" in order to bring in more connections to the films and more characters from the source material.

And we already know some of that is on the way with Marvel announcing that Jaimie Alexander’s Lady Sif (Thor and Thor: The Dark World) will be making an appearance and signing signing Bill Paxton on to a four-episode arc as John Garrett, another character from Marvel Comics.

With Sif coming to Earth from Asgard on a special mission, we wondered what that could mean. Marvel previous had a tie-in episode with Thor: The Dark World and it didn't really connect to the comics or films, so this time they're attempting to make up for that missed opportunity. During the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. presentation today, footage was shown from episode 15 revealing Sif squaring off in battle against Lorelei, a key character from Thor comics who will be played by Elene Satine.

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Deathlok Confirmed For 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'; Lady Sif's Mission Revealed