We are going to be getting another character from the pages of Marvel Comics joining the cast of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Actress Natalia Cordova-Buckley has been cast to play the character, ‘Slingshot‘! For the latest details on this casting move check out the news below, and share your thoughts AFTER THE JUMP!
A new cast member will be joining Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. this season in a reoccurring role. According to our source, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, who made an impression earlier this year in McFarland, USA, has been cast as Yo Yo Rodriguez, aka Slingshot.
Slingshot has the special ability to run at superhuman speeds. However, what differentiates her from other speedsters, such as the Flash or Quicksilver, is that she has to return to the fixed spot that she activated her powers. This is a huge limitation that could be a fun aspect to explore on the show. Hopefully they have an approach which will visually set her apart from other fast heroes who are zipping around popular culture.
It has not been confirmed when she will make her first appearance, however Cordova should begin filming in January or so. So expect to see the debut of Slingshot sometime in early spring. The addition of Cordova will add even more diversity to the cast, while also opening up a wide selection of storylines from the comics that involve Slingshot and the Secret Warriors.