We reported a while back that Bill Adama himself, Edward James Olmos, is coming on board Agents of SHIELD (here) as an important guest star… and now he talks a little bit about who he may be.
Talking to CBR, Olmos said that it was his fandom that really got him: “I usually don’t get involved with shows like that, or any shows, really (Em, Battlestar Galactica, Edward?). But I love the Marvel world. Big time. And so, I was very honored that they had asked me. They offered me a very great arc, in respect to what it does. It’s a short arc. It’s only about between three to six shows. I don’t know how long it’ll take them to do it. It’s really a lot of fun.
What about the character: “Well, I’ll just put it to you this way: When he smiles, the whole world smiles with him.”
Now, does anyone have an idea what this means because if it’s referring to something well known, then I’m lost…
He goes on: “I enjoy Captain America. I enjoy The Hulk. I enjoy Iron Man big time! Thor. Those films are really good, and very entertaining, wonderfully told stories. Now, they’re connecting the television world with the motion picture world, so some of the stories that’ll be nurtured through the television will come out in the major motion picture, and vice versa. It’s a good way of really coming and bringing together the universe of Marvel, through television and motion picture. “
Interesting that he says things in the series will link to the movies, given the links to The Inhumans movie we’re hearing about (here). And it looks like he won’t just be interacting with one or two cast members: “I’m working with everyone. I can’t really say too much about him, because they already told me what not to do.”
What of the direction of the series itself? “The realities are very strong, and storylines are very dark. That’s what makes Marvel, I think, really quite interesting. The heroes all have a flaw, and they all end up pulling through. But you can never tell, they might flip at any moment and become something you weren’t expecting. And I like that. Iron Man is probably the best. And the Hulk. The Hulk became very interesting. Even to this day, we talk about him on the show. And they balance that human quality with humor. They can go to dark places, but they always know where the lightness is as well.”
So, the smile thing has us scratching our heads… who could he be? If you have any ideas then let us know…
Agents of SHIELD is returning in March.