Marvel’s: Agents of SHIELD is about to welcome in a new baddie as Sons of Anarchy and Twilight actor Patrick Brennan has been cast as the villain Blackout.
According to TV Guide, Brennan will portray Marcus Daniels otherwise known as Blackout for two episodes starting with Episode 18 of Agents of SHIELD. Brennan describes his character as a dark soul searching for light:
“This guy, Marcus Daniels, a.k.a. Blackout, was shrouded in darkness, his soul, everything about him was shrouded in darkness until he comes across this Cello player. And the music was the only light that came into his soul, and it gave him hope and it gave him some sense of what light was.”
In the comic books, Blackout was a scientist who was exposed to “cosmic radiation that allowed him to tap into the Darkforce, a source of infinite dark energy” according to Wikipedia. Blackout could project Darkforce energy at his opponents as a weapon and also “mentally open portals to and from the Darkforce dimension.”
But while many fans may recognize Blackout from the comics, TV Guide is reporting that his powers will be slightly different than the source material:
“In S.H.I.E.L.D.,” the article suggests, “he’ll have the ability to suck the energy out of anything around him [as well]”
Meanwhile, the Agents of SHIELD will have more than one villain to contend with following the conclusion to the most recent episode of the show titled Yes Men.
[Warning: Spoilers Ahead]
It was revealed that one of their own agents, May, has been working for The Clairvoyant – the big bad of the season – this entire time, unbeknownst to the rest of the team. And while no one knows who the Clairvoyant really is, the cast of Agents of SHIELD recently shared their theories with Zaptoit.com:
“I’ve heart Ultron, I’ve heard Modock, I’ve heard me,” Clark Gregg told Zaptoit. “I’ve read that I’m the Clairvoyant, or maybe some sort of alternate personality that I have. It’s all interesting; nothing’s impossible. Loki, I’ve read Loki as well.”
Meanwhile, the showrunners did reveal the identity of the Clairvoyant to the cast, while Iain De Caestecker, who plays Agent Fitz on Agents of SHIELD actually put the pieces together himself beforehand.
“I was right,” Zaptoit reports. “Not in all the details, but I pieced it together.”
Now the rest of us can continue to piece it together as well. Agents of SHIELD returns Tuesday, April 1st on ABC.