Edward James Olmos is considered somewhat of a legend amongst Sci-Fi fans with his scene stealing performance as Gaff in Ridley Scott’s cyberpunk masterpiece Blade Runner, and also his amazing performance as William Adama in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica. Surprisingly, the Oscar nominee and Emmy award wining star’s last major stint on TV was back in 2011 when he played Professor James Gellar on season 5 of Showtime’s hit show Dexter. Olmos looks set to return in style, adding another great show on to his impressive résumé.
Marvel Studios confirmed earlier today that he has signed on to appear on the latter half of second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The Miami Vice grad will guest star as Robert Gonzalesa, whom is not part of the Marvel canon. Hid debut is said to have “massive repercussions for Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team”. Making his debut on an episode in March, it remains unclear how big of a guest-starring role he will have, but it sounds like he is going to be sticking around for a bit.
Executive Producer and Marvel’s Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb had nothing but great things to say about the actor, stating that:
“Edward James Olmos brings an amazing gravitas to any role he inhabits, something we knew we needed for Robert Gonzales, [and] when Olmos first appears on our series, everyone will have to take notice–including our favorite Agents.”
Sounds like the team are going to be in for a shock then, especially Agent Coulson. Gonzales is going to be playing the role of an antagonist rather than a friend to Coulson and his team of agents. Now that the main antagonist Daniel Whitehall (head of Hydra), played by Reed Diamond, has been toe-tagged and buried six-feet-under, there is a spot going for Gonzales to take over as the big bad guy in the second half of the season. This worked out quite well with Bill Paxton’s John Garrett a.k.a. The Clairvoyant in the latter half of the first season, and it allows for more character development as opposed to having two-dimensional episodic villains. Either way, just having him being part of the show is exciting stuff.
Are you looking forward to seeing the legendary Edward James Olmos scene stealing in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?
Via – THR