Deadline reported that Ming-Na Wen has landed a role in the new ABC TV action series called Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D.. Her new role will be that of SHIELD Agent Melinda May, a slightly damaged person (from combat experience), but she’s an expert in piloting aircraft & weapons.
When Ming-Na has been in shows, her characters have annoyed me. From the long arm of the government on Stargate Universe, to another evil government figure in Eureka, she’s never failed to annoy me. This new character description seems to be a bit different from her previous gigs that I’ve seen.
She joins Clark Gregg on the cast. Gregg is reprising his role of Agent Coulson from the Marvel movies.
Which makes me wonder on the time line of the series being brought to us by Joss and Jed Whedon. Will it happen before the events in The Avengers, or do we learn that Coulson was an LMD (Life Model Decoy) in the movie?
You know where my money lies, as I’m sure many folks would be.