J. August Richards' Deathlok suits up in new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pic

Deathlok's finally coming out to play with the rest of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gang, and he's got a new look to mark the occasion.

Ever since we heard that J. August Richards' Mike Peterson would be morphing into the Marvel Comics character Deathlok back in January, we've been waiting for the full transformation to take place. We've seen Peterson waking up in a hospital bed and discovering that he's both lost a leg and gained an implant on his eye. We've seen him get a brand-new robot leg, and we've seen him bend to the will of the still-mysterious adversary known only as "The Clairvoyant." We've known for a while that he's a vital part of "Project Deathlok," but we haven't really seen him in action since the explosion that marked the midseason finale. It looks like that's about to change.

We got a brief glimpse of Deathlok at work in a teaser for Marvel's Assembling a Universe special, and now we've got a more detailed look at his new costume thanks to photos released to promote the next episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., "End of the Beginning." Here's an (almost) full-body glimpse at Deathlok's TV look.

It's definitely a more subtle approach than the comic-book version, and it hides his robotic leg, but that chest plate is definitely distinctive. We know from the Assembling a Universe teaser that the gauntlet on his left arm houses some kind of weaponry, so maybe the chest plate does too. We'll have to tune in to "End of the Beginning" on April 1 to find out. Here's the official episode synopsis:

Agents Garrett (Bill Paxton) and Triplett are back to help Coulson's team track down S.H.I.E.L.D.'S nefarious enemy--the Clairvoyant. But will Deathlok destroy them all to protect his master's identity?

For more photos from "End of the Beginning," head over to Superhero Hype.

(Via Superhero Hype)

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