Word around the Internet today is that Blair Underwood will join the cast of Marvel‘s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. during the second half of season two when the series returns to ABC in March 2015. What role will he be playing and how will he fit into the combined Marvel Television/Cinematic Universe?Underwood will play Dr. Andrew Garner, the ex-husband of none other than our favorite ass-kicking Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen). That could mean a few things.
First, that we’ll finally be getting some back-story on Agent May and her family. Ever since her mother dropped in to pick up May and teased fans with an unknown spy agency background, fans have wanted to know more about May and her mother. It looks like we might get a peek during the second half of season two.
The other reason Underwood’s character might be brought in is his profession. He is a doctor, although we don’t know yet if he is a medical doctor or a PhD doctor. My bet is Underwood’s character will be both. Perhaps an expert in Genetics or Human/Alien Physiology? We know something happened to Sky/Daisy (Chloe Bennet) and Raina (Ruth Negga), perhaps Dr. Garner is a specialist brought in to help.
Now I have one more theory that is a little darker. There was a man revealed at the end, a man with no eyes and his own alien (Kree) obelisk. He is talking on the phone with someone else about Sky’s (Daisy’s) and Raina’s transformations.
Could Underwood’s character also be part of this unknown (Inhumans most likely) cabal of people with special powers and obelisk’s? One of the Inhumans living amongst us on Earth? Could that be how he and Agent May met in the first place? It would be great drama if Underwood’s character turned out to have this deep secret he kept from Agent May. Perhaps this secret is the real reason their relationship and marriage broke up? Could he be using his past relationship to get close to Sky and find out about her, and bring her into the Inhuman group?
Anyhow it tuns out, Underwood is a talented actor and it will be fun to see him back on the small screen.