Marvel’s New Secret Agent

We’re thrilled to reveal that IAIN DE CAESTECKER has joined Elizabeth Henstridge, Ming-Na and Clark Gregg in ABC’s Marvel TV pilot S.H.I.E.L.D.

The project from ABC Studios is based on Marvel Comics’ secret intelligence organization that has appeared or been referenced in countless comics and feature films including Iron Man, Captain America and The Avengers since being introduced in the 1960s. The military law-enforcement agency’s moniker stands for Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistic Directorate, which also has evolved over time in the comics.

IAIN will play Agent Leo Fitz, a technology guru, alongside Henstridge’s weapons expert Agent Melinda May. The duo spend all their time together – mostly bickering – and are masters of their respective fields at a remarkably young age. Clark Gregg will reprise his role from the Avengers Assemble movie as Agent Phil Coulson.

Joss Whedon (who directed TOM HIDDLESTON in 2012’s Avengers Assemble) is on board to direct the pilot, if his schedule permits. He, alongside his brother Jed Whedon and Jed’s wife Maurissa Tancharoen, will co-wrote the pilot. IAIN starts filming in LA at the start of 2013. Exciting!

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