As of yet we do not know who Lucy Lawless is portraying in Season 2 of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but just the news that she is joining the show is pretty awesome, especially for those of us who really enjoyed her in Xena Warrior Princess. Get the skinny on this below and share your thoughts after the JUMP!
Lucy Lawless is what you might call a geek-friendly actress. While she got her start on the fantasy series Xena: Warrior Princess, she has followed it with great appearances in genre shows like Battlestar Galactica and Spartacus. Because of these credits, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is certainly something that fans would expect her to eventually become a part of, and now that idea is actually becoming a reality.
TV Guide has picked up the news that Lucy Lawless has signed on for a part in the second season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Unfortunately, just like most Marvel announcements, this one is shrouded in mystery. At this time we have no idea who she is playing, or the number of episodes in which we can expect her to appear. That said, the show is scheduled to have a presentation at San Diego Comic-Con later this week (on Friday, to be precise), and I would honestly be amazed if the entire panel goes by without someone spilling the beans on who Lawless will be playing. Hell, I could even see her showing up as a surprise guest star on the panel.
Those of you who watched the first season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. know that the series has actually done a pretty good job of enlisting some cool actors to play small roles. Appearances by Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, Jaimie Alexander’s Sif, and Cobie Smulder’s Maria Hill from the Marvel Studios movies were all nice surprises (not to mention Titus Welliver from the Marvel One Shot Item 47), but there were also some cool multi-episode arcs played out by Bill Paxton: