The actress talks about her role in the acclaimed series, streaming now only on Netflix!

The world has finally met Luke Cage and his incredible supporting cast in the all-new series streaming now only on Netflix, and that includes the powerful and intelligent Harlem detective Misty Knight.

An ally to Cage in his battle against Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes and his nascent criminal empire, Knight fights daily to keep the residents of Harlem safe. We had the chance to chat with actress Simone Missick about her work as Knight, delving into the musicality of the series, her impressive co-stars, and more!

Marvel.com: To begin, how did you prepare for the role? Did you read the comics?

Simone Missick: I did not read the comics. I read some back story on Misty Knight to find out where she was from and what people identify her as. Online, on Marvel.com and on a bunch of different websites they have a history on that. But I approached Misty the same way I do any character, whether it be for a play or a short film. You just create this backstory out of your imagination so I used the little bits that I could find on her as the points in creating the constellations almost. And to me it’s more fun that way. It’s great that there are details about her that are identifiable.  She’s from Harlem, she’s a cop, she becomes a detective. And then she eventually owns her own private investigations firm, but that is in the future and nothing that I really had to worry about. When you have those basic ideas like “Ok, she’s bad ass and she’s a detective and she’s a woman and she grew up in Harlem,” then you can create everything else around that like what were her parents like? Was she an only child? All those things. It kinda played into it and it was pretty cool because the writers on the show — their scripts definitely seem to line up with what I had created so it was very serendipitous in that way.

Marvel.com: [Executive Producer] Cheo [Hodari Coker] has worked with your husband before. What was it like working with him yourself?


Simone Missick and Mike Colter star as Misty Knight and Luke Cage in Marvel's Luke Cage

Simone Missick and Mike Colter star as Misty Knight and Luke Cage in Marvel’s Luke Cage

Simone Missick: He is awesome. He is definitely a brilliant mind and he thinks about everything. He thinks about the details. There’s nothing that’s just kind of thrown together just because it sounds cool, just because it looks cool. Like everything has a reason and a purpose, whether it’s in that episode or whether it’s going to play out in episode eight or nine. So in addition to being very specific, he is very generous. When you create a character and you live with her, you could look at the script and go, “She wouldn’t say that, I wouldn’t say that and I would say this. I wouldn’t do that; I would do this.” And he wasn’t rigid. There were some things where he would explain, “Well, this is important because this happens in the future,” and then you could have an actor come figure out how to work around that and how to make it make sense to you. But then there are also times where he goes, ‘’Ok, yeah, I trust you! Go for it. Yep, that sounds better.” And it’s a freeing thing. He joked with me at the last table read and said I’m the one who has the most questions, is how I will put it in the sweet version. But he was always very, you know, just open. I’m texting him at one in the morning New York time like, “Cheo, I’m just looking at the script again and this scene for tomorrow, I don’t know, blah blah blah blah blah,” and he’d always say, “Go ahead, do what you feel comfortable doing.” So he was awesome.

Marvel.com: How much is Harlem either a protagonist or antagonist in the storyline?

Simone Missick: I would say not necessarily as a protagonist or as an antagonist as much as it just is, you know? It helps Luke and Misty and all of these people in some ways and then it hurts them in some ways. But Harlem is this living, breathing city, town…borough. I grew up knowing about the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston and James Baldwin and all these very important artists and activists and musicians and writers that created Harlem, and that history is very much still there. That pride is very much still there and is present in our show. But then the things that affect a lot of cities across the country [are there as well]–poverty, drugs, gun violence, gentrification. The show deals with that as well and I guess it’s as much a protagonist as it is an antagonist. It’s a living, breathing thing that if you love her, she’ll suck you in and if you don’t, she’ll spit you out.

Marvel.com: Music also plays a major part in the story.  Speak a little about that.

Simone Missick: I love the music element of our show. I think it’s what gives it its heart. I think it’s what will distinguish it from “Marvel’s Daredevil” and “Marvel’s Jessica Jones.” And music is very much a part of the culture of Harlem. It’s very much a part of the culture of African Americans and Latin Americans and as Americans, really. But on our show we definitely sprinkle in hip-hop, we sprinkle in jazz, we sprinkle in famous DJs and performers that are hot right now…although my character is not around for a lot of that [laughs], because I’m usually working in the precinct.  But you know there were those days where you’re like, “Oh my God, this person’s on set, and I had their CD when I was 12.” It’s a great element to the show and it gives it a mood that’s completely different. It gives it a tone, it gives it like a funk that you could find yourself watching the show and then also bobbing your head or singing along with the rap lyrics that you know that are from your favorite Wu-Tang song. It just creates such an excitement to the show, having the music element to it and then having those cameos where you go “Oh my God, I can’t believe such-and-such is on the show.” It makes it not only just a super hero Marvel show, but it also gives it this really cool, old-school New York undercover throwback to when you had musical guests on TV shows.

Marvel's Luke Cage - Misty Knight Character Full Poster

Marvel’s Luke Cage – Misty Knight Character Full Poster

Marvel.com: Have you been watching the shows prior to casting or did you have to binge everything after you got the role?

Simone Missick: You know, it’s so funny. When “Marvel’s Daredevil” came up, my husband—we have very different schedules. I think I was doing a play at the time. He wasn’t. We didn’t have the same schedule so I would come home at like 11:00, midnight, and he’s like, “Alright, I’m about to watch ‘Marvel’s Daredevil.’ It’s the best thing on television. This is like ‘The Wire’ meets super heroes, like this is amazing. I can’t believe they’re doing this on Netflix.” And I was like, “Ok, ok.” And he would turn it on and I would fall right to sleep [laughs] because I was exhausted. So I missed his entire binge of the show, but then I ended up watching a couple of episodes before we started our show just so I could get a feel for the world. But in the same way, I didn’t want to approach “Marvel’s Luke Cage” with this sense of what I thought it should be based on what I had seen before. Then I did binge watch Jessica when it came out just because you have to support the Netflix family and your Marvel family. I absolutely love the show and we were already in the process of ours so it didn’t really affect me the same way that I had worried that watching “Marvel’s Daredevil” would.

Marvel.com: What’s it like working with so many people like Alfre, Sonia, Mike and all the rest?

Simone Missick: Oh, we have the best cast…ever. It literally is like a family from the cast to the crew. And having Mike lead the show is awesome because he’s a very easygoing, gregarious, nice person, so he wants everyone to have a good time on set. He wants everyone to feel comfortable and he doesn’t approach it with ego. So if you have the number one on the call sheet behaving that way, it all trickles down so there’s no co-star or guest star that comes on that thinks, “Oh, I really shouldn’t be here. I shouldn’t talk to the lead actors,” because everybody just treats everyone like they’re family. And Alfre is the greatest gift that ever could be when it comes to studying at the feet of someone who’s been doing this for 30-plus years. And Rosario the same. All of these actors are so generous and so lovely just as people that when you work with them, everybody comes to play. Nobody comes unprepared. And I have the gracious gift of working with Frank Whaley for quite a few months on the show and here’s another guy who’s been in dozens and dozens of films and he treats everyday like it’s new and he asks the same questions. Because he asks those questions and I ask those questions, you have two people who are ready to play so there’s so much of our relationship, it just came out of improv. It just came out of us coming up with stuff on the fly like, “Oh, this’ll be funny,” and we both love to insert humor into it so you can watch procedural shows where it’s like, “Well, what happened? Well, who did it? Well, where did they go?…Ok, let’s walk off.” And Frank and I are like “It’s not about the crime.” You know, the crime is important, but it’s about these two people and it’s about their relationship.

Watch “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” streaming now only on Netflix!

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T'Challa and Okoye work together to save Shuri from Klaue!

A new “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda” short is here and fans can watch now via Marvel HQ!

Watch the video above to see “The Maze of Tal-Recs.” To rescue his sister Shuri from the villainous Klaue, Black Panther teams up with his faithful bodyguard, Okoye, to tackle Wakanda’s dangerous Maze of Tal-Recs.

“The Maze of Tal-Recs” is the third of five “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda” shorts being made available via Marvel HQ. All five shorts will then debut as a compilation special on Sunday, June 3 (11:00 a.m., EDT) on Disney XD.

In “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda” we see that being the King of Wakanda is tough — especially when you’re also the Black Panther! When Thanos arrives from outer space and threatens to destroy Earth, the Black Panther leaps into action and defeats him with the help of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. But the situation only gets worse when rogue villains Killmonger and Klaue team up with the Mad Titan to take the fight to Black Panther’s homeland! Can the Panther pounce on their perilous plan before Wakanda is pulverized?

“LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda” stars James Mathis III (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”) as T’Challa/Black Panther, Keston John (“Bosch”) as Killmonger, Daisy Lightfoot (“Horizon: Zero Dawn”) as Shuri, Yvette Nicole Brown (“Community”) as Okoye, Trevor Devall (“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Klaue, Mick Wingert (“Kung Fu Panda” ) as Iron Man, Travis Willingham (“Sonic Boom”) as Thor, Roger Craig Smith (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” ) as Captain America, Laura Bailey (“Marvel’s Spider-Man”) as Black Widow, Fred Tatasciore (“Family Guy”) as Hulk, Liam O’Brien (“Critical Role”) as Doctor Strange, and Issac C. Singleton Jr. (“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Thanos.

“Lego Marvel Super Heroes – Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda” is directed by Michael Black; written by Mark Hoffmeier; executive produced by Jason Cosler, Robert May, Jill Wilfert, Dan Buckley, Joe Quesada and Cort Lane; co-executive produced by Stan Lee; and supervising produced by Kalia Cheng Ramirez. Animation services provided by Pure Imagination Studios.

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Spidey swings back with one-hour premiere on Monday, June 18th at 6:30 p.m. EDT on Disney XD.

Spider-Man will be back soon in new animated adventures when “Marvel’s Spider-Man” Season 2 debuts with a one-hour premiere, featuring back-to-back episodes, on Monday, June 18th at 6:30 p.m. EDT on Disney XD, DisneyNOW and Disney XD VOD!

Following the premiere, new episodes will debut every Monday through August. Season 2 will feature Spidey facing off against new heroes and villains, with guest roles voiced by the likes of Sofia Carson (Disney’s “Descendants”), Booboo Stewart (Disney’s “Descendants”), Nathaniel Potvin (“MECH-X4”), NASCAR racer Ryan Blaney and social media sensation Teala Dunn.

The second season finds Peter Parker in his sophomore year, as he’s no longer an inexperienced new super hero, nor a brand new student at the intimidating Horizon High. However, his foes are also no longer inexperienced and his ever-growing rogue’s gallery is focused on taking Spider-Man down. Picking up where Season 1 left off, the stakes are much higher in Peter’s personal life and Spider-Man’s super hero life. He also must learn how to balance working at the Daily Bugle to afford tuition at the prestigious Horizon High while surviving Doc Ock’s series of obstacles in an attempt to get rid of Spider-Man once and for all.

Marvel’s Spider-Man” voice cast includes Robbie Daymond (“Bread Winners,” “Get Blake”) as Spider-Man, Scott Menville (“Teen Titans,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) as Doctor Octopus, Nadji Jeter (“Jessie,” “Kirby Buckets”) as Miles Morales, Melanie Minichino (“Blaze and the Monster Machine,” “Mr. Peabody and Sherman”) as Anya Corazon, Laura Bailey (“DragonBall Z,” “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”) as Gwen Stacy, Max Mittleman (“One-Punch Man,” “Transformers: Robots in Disguise”) as Harry Osborn, Fred Tatasciore (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” “Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.”) as Max Modell, Nancy Linari (“The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest,” “The Addams Family”) as Aunt May, Patton Oswalt (“Ratatouille,” “Pickle and Peanut”) as Uncle Ben, Alastair Duncan (“The Batman,” “Final Fantasy XIV”) as Vulture and Bob Joles (“SpongeBob SquarePants,” “Puss in Boots”) as the short-tempered boss of The Daily Bugle, J. Jonah Jameson.

The creative team includes executive producers Alan Fine (“Marvel’s The Avengers”), Joe Quesada (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”), Dan Buckley (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”), Cort Lane (“Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man”) and Eric Radomski (“Spawn,” “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”); co-executive producers Stan Lee (“Spider-Man”) and Marsha Griffin (“Transformers Prime”); supervising producers Kari Rosenberg (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”) and Kevin Burke & Chris “Doc” Wyatt (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man”); consulting producer Dan Slott (“Spider-Man: Big Time,” “The Superior Spider-Man”); and supervising directors Philip Pignotti (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”) and Dan Duncan (Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy).

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See a preview for 'Chapter 16,' airing tonight -- Tuesday, May 22 -- at 10:00pm ET/PT on FX!

Last week on ‘Legion,’ David (Dan Stevens) told Farouk (Navid Negahban) he refused to help him find his human body – even as Farouk met with the future version of Syd (Rachel Keller) and discovered why exactly she wanted David to help him in the first place.

In Tuesday night’s new episode, “Chapter 16,” the story continues, as the path forward is revealed. You can check out a preview at the top of the page and photos from the episode in the gallery below!

Written by Noah Hawley & Jordan Crair, and directed by Jeremy Webb, “Legion” – “Chapter 16” airs Tuesday, May 22 at 10:00pm ET/PT on FX.

For more on “Legion,” watch a new interview with Dan Stevens below from Earth’s Mightiest Show!

You can follow “Legion” on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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Watch 'Something Strange' now via Marvel HQ!

A new “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda” short is here and fans can watch now via Marvel HQ!

Watch the video above to see “Something Strange,” as Killmonger catches Black Panther by surprise, and their fight leads them to Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum.

“Something Strange” is the second of five “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda” shorts being made available via Marvel HQ. All five shorts will then debut as a compilation special on Sunday, June 3 (11:00 a.m., EDT) on Disney XD.

In “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda” we see that being the King of Wakanda is tough — especially when you’re also the Black Panther! When Thanos arrives from outer space and threatens to destroy Earth, the Black Panther leaps into action and defeats him with the help of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. But the situation only gets worse when rogue villains Killmonger and Klaue team up with the Mad Titan to take the fight to Black Panther’s homeland! Can the Panther pounce on their perilous plan before Wakanda is pulverized?

“LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda” stars James Mathis III (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”) as T’Challa/Black Panther, Keston John (“Bosch”) as Killmonger, Daisy Lightfoot (“Horizon: Zero Dawn”) as Shuri, Yvette Nicole Brown (“Community”) as Okoye, Trevor Devall (“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Klaue, Mick Wingert (“Kung Fu Panda” ) as Iron Man, Travis Willingham (“Sonic Boom”) as Thor, Roger Craig Smith (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” ) as Captain America, Laura Bailey (“Marvel’s Spider-Man”) as Black Widow, Fred Tatasciore (“Family Guy”) as Hulk, Liam O’Brien (“Critical Role”) as Doctor Strange, and Issac C. Singleton Jr. (“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Thanos.

“Lego Marvel Super Heroes – Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda” is directed by Michael Black; written by Mark Hoffmeier; executive produced by Jason Cosler, Robert May, Jill Wilfert, Dan Buckley, Joe Quesada and Cort Lane; co-executive produced by Stan Lee; and supervising produced by Kalia Cheng Ramirez. Animation services provided by Pure Imagination Studios.

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See a preview for a new episode airing tonight -- Tuesday, May 15 -- at 10:00pm ET/PT on FX!

Last week on “Legion,” we saw several different lives David Haller (Dan Stevens) could have led, along with more of the events that led to him first going to Summerland, setting into motion everything that’s occurred since on the series.

In Tuesday night’s new episode, “Chapter 15,” the story continues, as a delusion starts like any other idea … But ends in disaster. You can check out a preview at the top of the page and photos from the episode in the gallery below!

Written by Noah Hawley & Nathaniel Halpern, and directed by Charlie McDowell, “Legion” – “Chapter 15” airs Tuesday, May 15 at 10:00pm ET/PT on FX.

You can follow “Legion” on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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Our agents return for another season!

Good news, Agents—our heroes will return for a sixth season!

ABC officially announced today that “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” will return for Season 6, continuing the adventures of your favorite agents.

Don’t miss the Season 5 finale this Friday at 9:00 PM ET on ABC. Coulson’s life or death is the challenge the team finds themselves in, as the wrong decision will cause the destruction of Earth!

For more information on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” visit ABC.com, follow @AgentsofSHIELD on Twitter, and like “Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.”on Facebook for all the latest news and updates!

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There will be five shorts in total on Marvel HQ, along with a Disney XD compilation special.

The first “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda” short is here and fans can watch now via Marvel HQ!

Watch the video above to see the story begin in “Speeches & Sandwiches,” as Thanos descends on Earth to wreak havoc, interrupting both the Black Panther’s diplomatic speech and the Avengers lunch hour.

There will be five shorts in total available via Marvel HQ and all five shorts will debut as a compilation special on Sunday, June 3 (11:00 a.m., EDT) on Disney XD.

In “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda” we see that being the King of Wakanda is tough — especially when you’re also the Black Panther! When Thanos arrives from outer space and threatens to destroy Earth, the Black Panther leaps into action and defeats him with the help of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. But the situation only gets worse when rogue villains Killmonger and Klaue team up with the Mad Titan to take the fight to Black Panther’s homeland! Can the Panther pounce on their perilous plan before Wakanda is pulverized?

“LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda” stars James Mathis III (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”) as T’Challa/Black Panther, Keston John (“Bosch”) as Killmonger, Daisy Lightfoot (“Horizon: Zero Dawn”) as Shuri, Yvette Nicole Brown (“Community”) as Okoye, Trevor Devall (“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Klaue, Mick Wingert (“Kung Fu Panda” ) as Iron Man, Travis Willingham (“Sonic Boom”) as Thor, Roger Craig Smith (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” ) as Captain America, Laura Bailey (“Marvel’s Spider-Man”) as Black Widow, Fred Tatasciore (“Family Guy”) as Hulk, Liam O’Brien (“Critical Role”) as Doctor Strange, and Issac C. Singleton Jr. (“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Thanos.

“Lego Marvel Super Heroes – Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda” is directed by Michael Black; written by Mark Hoffmeier; executive produced by Jason Cosler, Robert May, Jill Wilfert, Dan Buckley, Joe Quesada and Cort Lane; co-executive produced by Stan Lee; and supervising produced by Kalia Cheng Ramirez. Animation services provided by Pure Imagination Studios.

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Get a glimpse of Pasdar’s Graviton in a sneak peek of tomorrow’s new episode!

In last week’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we witnessed a newly determined Talbot, whose cells have been bonded by gravitonium, take Coulson to face the Confederacy and attempt to stave off the destruction of Earth.

Speaking with Marvel.com, Adrian Pasdar discussed General Talbot’s mindset, the one who will save us all, and what we can expect from his alter-ego, Graviton. Before you dive in, we have a sneak peek at this week’s next episode where Talbot reconnects with his family, see above!

Marvel.com: This week’s episode is a real doozy. As we saw in Episode 519, you absorbed all the gravitonium and now, not only do you take on the mantle of Destroyer of Worlds, you’re also Graviton. Can you share with us what you thought when you found out that you were taking on this character?

Adrian Pasdar: Well, this was — they told me about it in the beginning of the season that this was where we were going. The hardest thing about the whole thing was keeping it all under wraps, which is something Marvel is able to do really well, as you know. That’s the hardest thing, keeping it all quiet and not really shooting on location and being controlled on the set and not letting people see the suit. I knew about it from the beginning so it was fantastic and so exciting to bring it to life.

Marvel.com: Did you read any of the source materials just to like get you ready for the mindset?

Adrian Pasdar: Oh yeah, when I talked to Jed [Whedon] about it, it was very exciting because when you look at the Graviton from the 1977 comic books, it was very similar to what we ended up doing costume-wise. While the genesis of the character comes from the comic books, we had to tie it into the real day, modern-time situation that we’re in. It was kind of a cross between a historical manifestation of who the character is, infused with present day where we are, and how it’s observed in this show. That was really fun to put together.

Marvel.com: So in this episode we see that your character is trying to face off Qovas and the alien Confederacy. Talbot tells Coulson that this is war and it’s time to assert dominance. Is that remnants of the old general or is that a glimpse into the man who now has limitless powers?

Adrian Pasdar: Well, I think what makes it interesting is that it’s a little bit of both. You know what I mean? He feels he’s being driven by who he is and his personality and his desire, his discipline and his sense of patriotism, country, family. He feels he’s being driven by that and yet at the same time he’s taken a hundred percent of the gravitonium so there are a lot of other things in his way, a lot of other things and influences in his psyche. Which one is going to win or who is going to be dominant is kind of the struggle everyone wrestles with on gravitonium and is it going to serve or distract from his perceived mission? I guess that’s the whole thing.

Marvel.com: How does he quiet all the voices from the gravitonium?

Adrian Pasdar: Nobody has taken a hundred percent of it yet. It’s not similar to the other characters’ experiences for instance, Creel. It’s arguable that within Talbot there was a tremendous amount of discipline and that his shell was cracked by being brainwashed with HYDRA. Yet underneath it all, there’s a real sense of discipline, order and structure. He’s a military man and not just a military man but a lifer and general and a leader. Maybe that sense of discipline and sense of order and structure serves him well and he’s able to fight off the voices that have brought everyone else down. But we haven’t seen the last of…we don’t know where it’s going to manifest or how it’s going to end up.

Marvel.com: There’s a lot of anger and resentment brewing in Talbot. He wants to join the Confederacy. What is his play now especially as he views Coulson as a constant antagonist in his life and career? Does he fully align with S.H.I.E.L.D. if he joins the Confederacy?

Adrian Pasdar: That’s a great question. More than trying to join the Confederacy, Talbot’s trying to get the Confederacy to join him. He thinks he’s the center of everything. “If they won’t do this, I’ll do it for them” kind of thing.

Yes, Coulson and Talbot have always had this contentious relationship but it’s always managed to find its way around its own shortcomings and lead them to where they need to go. One of the things that Talbot starts to realize is that he doesn’t have the faith and the confidence coming at him from the other people that he needs. If they don’t bring it, he’s going to deliver it on his own.

The ego is running a little rampant in this guy and that, in line with the power, makes it difficult for him to perceive the judgement being put on him by the Confederacy.

Your question of who he is going to side with, ultimately, he’s going to side with himself. But we’ll see. I can’t really give too much away without saying that…. He has a very short fuse, limited patience, and a lot of power and that’s a deadly combination.

Marvel.com: It’s interesting just in this episode, we see Hale, a HYDRA member who went rogue trying to save humanity. Then we have Talbot, who views himself as this shield for humanity. And now it’s all coming to a head where we’re just trying to get rid of all these alien presences.

Adrian Pasdar: Right.

Marvel.com: How does Talbot really come to grips with all this, while also facing two people who represent each organization that he views as betrayed him and let him down?

Adrian Pasdar: He has to deal with these other variables that are presented in front of him. Which one is going to serve him the best in executing his plan to redeem himself from the situation that has befallen him; losing his family, losing his status as a father and a husband, losing his marbles.

He’s really just trying to get to redeem himself from having been ineffective. He’s in control all the time and then he finds himself locked in a room and going batty. It’s been difficult for him to accept that. So here he is in a situation where he can make some moves that will possibly redeem him, and either you’re with me or you’re against me. It’s that kind of mentality. And once again, that’s just dangerous when you have the kind of power and attitude that Graviton has.

Marvel.com: What’s really important to Talbot is his family. Now that he’s on this mission he has set forth for himself, do we see him reach out to Carla and George and how will they come to grips with the person Talbot is trying to be now?

Adrian Pasdar: I can only speak in the hypothetical, but I think if he were to reach out to his wife and child, it would be to assure them that he loves them and that he’s there to protect them, and that he has to go away but he will return.

Now that outer space has been introduced, he’d probably try to impress on his son that he still loves him. Although, you have to remember that Carla was the one — whether she was wittingly or not or thought she was helping or not — assisted HYDRA in the brainwashing with that phone call. So maybe there’s some resentment, reluctance, anger coming from Talbot.

Is he ready to forgive her or is it an unforgivable thing? Obviously his son didn’t do anything. I think since he is a family guy, I don’t think it’s far off to assume that he’d do everything he could to try to visit his family. And wouldn’t that be a scene? He looks a lot different than he did last time they saw him.

Watch the penultimate episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Friday, May 10, at 9|8c on ABC, and don’t miss the Season 5 finale next week! 

For more information on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” visit ABC.com, follow @AgentsofSHIELD on Twitter, and like “Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.”on Facebook for all the latest news and updates!

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The two actors have been cast in the second season of the acclaimed Netflix series.

Marvel Television and Netflix have revealed two new cast members for the eagerly anticipated second season of “Marvel’s The Punisher.”

Corbin Bernsen (“American Gods,” “Psych”) will play the role of Anderson Schultz, an extremely wealthy man who’s grown accustomed to getting his way. His power and legacy are of prime importance, and he’ll implement less-than legal means to further those ends.

Corbin Bernsen

Annette O’Toole (“Cat People,” “Smallville”) has been cast as Eliza Schultz, a conniving, wealthy woman, cut from the same manipulative cloth as her husband, Anderson.

Annette O’Toole

“We are delighted to have Annette and Corbin join the remarkable talent this season,” said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer and Marvel’s Head of Television, “Our audience will enjoy them in very unexpected but perfectly cast roles.”

“I’m very excited to have actors of this caliber and talent of Corbin and Annette joining us on Marvel’s The Punisher,” added Showrunner and Executive Producer Steve Lightfoot.

O’Toole and Bernsen join previously announced Season 2 cast members Josh Stewart (“John Pilgrim”), Floriana Lima (“Krista Dumont”) and Giorgia Whigham (“Amy Bendix”), along with Season 1 returning cast members Jon Bernthal (“Frank Castle”), Ben Barnes (“Billy Russo”), Amber Rose Revah (“Dinah Madani”) and Jason R. Moore (“Curtis Hoyle”).

In “Marvel’s The Punisher,” former marine turned vigilante, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) aims to clean up New York City by any means necessary, no matter how lethal the results.

The second season of “Marvel’s The Punisher” is Executive Produced by Steve Lightfoot, along with Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones”), and Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Luke Cage,” “Marvel’s Iron Fist”).

All 13 episodes of the first season of “Marvel’s The Punisher” are now streaming on Netflix.

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