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Bill Paxton to Play an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Bill Paxton is headed to ABC.

The former Big Love star will appear in at least four episodes of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - beginning in late February or early March - as Agent John Garrett, a former cohort of Coulson's.

Bill Paxton as Agent

"We wanted to bring in a rough-and-tumble former [character[ with a little bit of attitude and cigar-smoking swagger, executive producer Jed Whedon tells TV Guide Magazine, adding that Garrett will work alongside Ward and May and adding:

"He is the type who wants to stay out in the field no matter how high-level he gets."

In closing, Whedon teases that Garrett will enter the fold in a "very surprising way" and is "going to help Coulson solve some mysteries and is not afraid to rig an explosive or two."

ABC airs Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1 Episode 12 tonight.

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Oh my. Of all the actors in all of Hollywood, they pick Bill Paxton to be a named star to help this struggling show. Bless.

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Ok, just re- viewing some of the Marvel movies, Iron Man 2 in particular, a couple of days after watching the last S.H.I.E.L.D. episode... In the movie, Howard Stark was unable to create an element he discovered/created (not sure which as it is not terribly clear in the movie) which he KNEW in the future was something Tony would need and be able to recreate. How did he know??? Maybe I'm grasping at straws and it's all coincidence, but it seems like Howard had some information that no one else did at the time... The Clairvoyant anyone??? Or is it just me? Just for a little back up, I'm talking about 1hr 15min approx. when Tony is watching his fathers old films... <<>>

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Quotes

The world is full of evil, lies, pain, and death and you can’t hide from it. You can only face it. The question is when you do, how do you respond, who do you become?

Coulson

Hill: Then New York was invaded by aliens, and they were beaten back by among others, a giant green monster, a costumed hero from the 40s, and a god.
Ward: I don't think Thor is technically a god
Hill: You haven't been near his arms.

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