To this point, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been frustratingly refusing to use any character who is actually in the Marvel Universe, bar Gravitron, who arguably doesn’t even count since he’s not actually Gravitron until the end of the episode. But that might finally, finally, be changing, with the arrival of the b-list villains we’ve all been looking for.
Specifically, the Blizzard will get his time to shine. That’s according to Marvel:
“Seeds” – Coulson and May uncover startling information about Skye’s past, while the team is swept into a storm at S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Tuesday, January 14 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Guest starring are David Conrad as Ian Quinn, Christine Adams as Agent Anne Weaver, Dylan Minnette as Donnie Gill, Daniel Zovatto as Seth Dormer, Boyd Kestner as Richard Lumley, Zachary Burr Abel as Tad and Maiara Walsh as Callie Hannigan.
They actually go out of their way to point out that, yes, Donnie Gill is the alter ego of the Blizzard, although the emphasis is ours. You might remember the Blizzard gets his abilities from a suit Justin Hammer makes for him, although in the comics he’s apparently got a little Inhuman in him. Apparently it’ll be Ian Quinn filling in for Hammer on the show.
About time. Now, let’s actually get some superheroes in here, maybe bring Hammer back, and spend 2014 Marvelling it up, guys. After the first half of the season, it’s overdue.