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January 13 2014

(SPOILER) Bill Paxton joins Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for four episode arc. TV Guide has the details.

The character is from the comics.

That's a impressive bit of casting, kudos.
That's it, man! Game over, man - game over!

Sorry, it had to be said. Good casting choice!
And Joss scripted doctored one of his movies (Twister).
Sounds like an interesting character.

"I have to go - we have cows."
"'nother cow."
"Actually, I think that was the same one."

Great. Now I wanna watch Twister again.
Great addition, love Bill Paxton. Wonder if Joss met him back in the day when he did some cleanup on Twister?
I am loving this news to bits - Paxton is a great choice for a show like Agents of SHIELD - but I have to wonder about the perception of stunt casting by certain elements of TV fandom. Comic geeks who have been dismissive get Stan Lee, others not jonesing on the action or characters get someone like Paxton...I don't believe Jed and Mo and Jeff are like that, but are they making the best of Marvel or ABC pushing certain "suggestions" onto them?
OMG, Severen on AoS! Okay, that's the extent of my late middle-aged squeeing. I love him and am excited we're now getting some American Horror Story-type movie star cachet up in AoS' hood which I hope continues. Next, I demand a cool singer one of the characters has a thing for (Harry Connick will be free from Idol soon) and they do a musical episode. They can work that right in there, can't they? okitookashot.

[ edited by Tonya J on 2014-01-13 20:41 ]
BlueEyedBrigadier, I have no knowledge of the casting here (or about anything really), but with network TV shows there's generally a lag between casting somebody and announcing it (normally you do that when your press release for the episode goes out.. or in other words, this probably happened a while ago).
Regarding Stan Lee...I'm hopeful, but I'm not sure the sum of his cameos actually amounts to the ability to act. Then again, he's Stan Lee, so he gets to do whatever he wants. Bill Paxton is much more promising casting, IMO.
Nevermind Bill Paxton being on AoS, the big news in my eyes is he's playing John Garrett! Great character, hope he shakes things up a bit.

Maybe my pipedream of a Chastity McBryde played by Christina Hendricks isn't as pipey or dreamy as I thought!
Gosh, that's great, Bill Paxton is one of my favorites. He's such so good, I can't wait.

Good catch, buffyfantic.
Today is big day in casting for Marvel.News broke offically a little while ago that Michael Douglas has been cast as Hank Pym and that Paul Rudd is actually playing the Scott Lang Ant Man.
Michael Douglas as an aged Hank Pym actually has me pumped for this movie. He is such a gifted actor and I can't wait to see how the interactions between him and Paul Rudd are played out. I suppose those interactions will be crucial to the storyline.
It is amazing what kind of talent comic book movies can land these days

Had someone told Stan Lee that someday he'd have the likes of Michael Douglas, Robert Downey, Robert Redford, Jeff Bridges, Sir Ben Kingsley etc. starring in Marvel movies he'd have told them to sober up and get out of his office

And yeah - adding Bill Paxton to a cast is always a good thing
Isn't Michael Douglas a little old to be Hank Pym? I was hoping to see Hank and Jan (aka the Wasp) as a couple, but I have no idea how that will be handled if Hank is 70 something years old.
Back in 2006,Edgar Wright said this and reconfirmed via twitter yesterday..

"The idea that we have for the adaptation is to actually involve both... Henry Pym and Scott Lang," Wright told SuperHeroHype some years ago in an interview that he confirmed this morning via Twitter is still accurate. "So you actually do a prologue where you see Pym as Ant-Man in action in the 60's, in sort of 'Tales to Astonish' mode basically, and then the contemporary, sort of flash-forward, is Scott Lang's story, and how he comes to acquire the suit, how he crosses paths with Henry Pym, and then, in an interesting sort of Machiavellian way, teams up with him."

Hank and Jan could be in their 60s. I think Helen Mirren would be a great foil to Paul Rudd, who is forever youthful (has anyone investigated whether he's a vampire?). She did Red and Red 2, so I don't think being in a comic book (or graphic novel, if you prefer) is an issue. Maybe Wasp could be Angela Bassett and Rashida Jones can play their daughter..that's if Wright wants to play with the details a lot.

[ edited by the ninja report on 2014-01-14 18:57 ]
This is amazing. I hope we get to see some vintage Bill Paxton at work here!

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