Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Podcast 176: Ed Skrein
Podcast refuelled!
Exclusive Trailer For Listen To Me Marlon
Brando in his own words
New Poster For The Hallow Online
Plus director Corin Hardy shows us his sketchbook
Vincent D'Onofrio to Direct The Kid
Moving behind the camera with a Western
Joe Carnahan Finally Shoots Five Against A Bullet
Long-gestating project gets green light
Sofia Vergara Joins The Brits Are Coming
Starring with Uma Thurman and Tim Roth
Sam Worthington Clashes With The Titan
Ruth Wilson to co-star
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
10 July 2015
Comic-Con 2015: Marvel TV Panel Report
The latest on Agent Carter season 2 and S.H.E.I.L.D. season 3
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Nightcrawler (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Million Dollar Arm (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Edge Of Tomorrow (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Labor Day (2014)
Empire Star Rating
2 Guns (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Bill Paxton Heads To Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Game on, man!

13 January 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: TV Guide

submit to reddit

Bill-Paxton-Heads-To-Agents-of-SHIELD

Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D (to give it its full, slightly ungainly title), hasn’t quite been the ratings smash US network ABC might have hoped, though it’s still performing well enough to tick along. In the hopes of drumming up fresh viewers, the show, in common with most US network series, has been drafting in well-known guest stars (or Marvel universe characters), with Bill Paxton the latest recruit.

Paxton will play Agent John Garrett, described by executive producer Jed Whedon as "a rough-and-tumble former cohort of Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) with a little bit of attitude and cigar-smoking swagger." Garrett will work alongside experienced agents Ward (Brett Dalton) and May (Ming-Na Wen) and offer the benefit of his years in the field. He’s the sort of agent who refuses to sit behind a desk even as he rises up the ranks.

In the comics, Garrett was turned into a cyborg after a life-threatening injury in the Elektra: Assassin run, but there’s no sign of whether a similar fate will befall Paxton. Either way, he’s scheduled to show up for at least four episodes in late February or early March.

The show will return to UK screens in March after an extended break, ostensibly to allow Channel 4 to air it without the gaps caused by the US schedule of reruns and pre-emptions. And the series has received a full season order across the pond, so it’ll be around for a few months yet. Will the man formerly known as Hudson convince you to watch? Or continue watching? Film-wise, Paxton will next be seen in Tom Cruise pic Edge Of Tomorrow, which is out on May 30.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Disney Considering A Frozen Broadway Musical
To almost no-one's surprise...
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Came into it's own
The show started off slowly but as the writers and actors got more comfortable I think it just got better and better and now as it ties up with the Captain America film, it has become a really, really good. And it has Bill Paxton! More

Posted by Gouken at 01:43 on 09 May 2014 | Report This Post

Great Casting but.......
The show is too comical for it's own good. It needs to be a bit more serious and a lot more interesting. Half the time, it's more corny and cheesy than it should be. If they turned it a bit more serious, it could be a lot more interesting. Anyway, great to see Hudson....sorry I mean Paxton being cast More

Posted by umer_ejaz at 08:22 on 14 January 2014 | Report This Post

Shield
I tried but god it's boring. It's certainly not Buffy and it was trying so hard to be as well. It needs more cameos from the big heavy weights Superhero's More

Posted by cra1gs at 18:32 on 13 January 2014 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Evil Media: Haunted TVs, Tapes And Tunes
Ten sinister reasons to go off-grid

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)