We’ve talked about it a little and wondered about it a lot, but now we’re certain that the roles have all been cast for the pilot episode of S.H.I.E.L.D., which is scheduled to shoot in January 2013. Instead of waxing poetic, I’ll just break ’em down.
Agent Phillip “Phil” Coulson (Clark Gregg)
It isn’t a surprise anymore that Coulson will be back, but it is still pleasant. Everyone’s favorite S.H.I.E.L.D. agent will be the series anchor.
Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen)
Also known as “The Calvary,” this hard-core soldier has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot. But her experiences have left her very quiet and a little damaged.
Agent Gemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) and Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker)
These two came through training together and still choose to spend most of their time in each other’s company. Their sibling-like relationship is reinforced by their shared nerd tendencies – she deals with biology and chemistry, he’s a whiz at the technical side of weaponry.
Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton)
Quite the physical specimen and “cool under fire,” he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He’s a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he’s the kind of guy that grows on you.
Skye (Chloe Bennet)
This late-20s woman sounds like a dream: fun, smart, caring and confident – with an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm.
There’s still no information of worth about storyline, bad guys, timeline or anything else. At least some of that information will start flooding in before the end of January.