S.H.I.E.L.D. at Comic-Con: 3 new characters (including a superhero!) + hilarious gag reel

The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. team brought plenty of new goodies with them to San Diego Comic-Con this year.

On Friday afternoon the cast and showrunners of Marvel's first live-action TV series took the stage in San Diego to talk about the biggest moments from the show's first season, and offered up a few more teases of what's to come in season two. So what was revealed?

First, let's talk existing characters. We already heard a few days ago that Xena star Lucy Lawless is set to join the series in a recurring role, and now that role has been revealed. She'll play Isabelle Hartly, a character showrunner Maurissa Tancharoen described as someone you don't want to mess with:

"She will play a long-time S.H.I.E.L.D. veteran," Tancharoen said. "She's tough. She may have a knife that's always by her side."

So it doesn't seem like Lawless will be playing an existing Marvel Comics character on the show, but it does look like she'll join the series ready to fight. 

Speaking of existing Marvel Comics characters, though, the show also announced three of those who will join the show next season. British actor Nick Blood will play Lance Hunter, a character who, in the comics, led the British intelligence agency S.T.R.I.K.E. This incarnation, though, won't be heading up a spy agency. Instead he'll play a mercenary who'll get a call for help from Director Coulson. On the villain side of things, Dollhouse co-star Reed Diamond will appear as Daniel Whitehall, also known in the comics as "Kraken," who'll be a new H.Y.D.R.A. adversary for the team.

That seemed to be the end of the character news, but then a teaser was shown featuring Patton Oswalt as two different incarnations of his Agent Koenig character, and another name was dropped. Check it out and hear which Marvel superhero is headed to the show.

That's right. Barbara "Bobbi" Morse, aka Mockingbird, will appear in live action for the first time. We don't know who's playing her yet, but we do know that it's good to have some more superpowered characters on the show.

And, for one final treat, we've got the season-one gag reel, featuring giggle fits, Charlie's Angels tributes and taco talk. Check it out:

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns to ABC, with plenty of new allies and enemies, on Sept. 24.

(Via CBR and EW)

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