Just when I think I'm out, they pull me back in! I haven't really been enjoying Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. My interest has faded, and I honestly think the show should be a lot better, with more interesting characters. Well, it looks like Bill Paxton has joined the series for a four-episode character arc. He will play Agent John Garrett, and according to Joss Whedon,
"We wanted to bring in a rough-and-tumble former cohort of Agent Coulson with a little bit of attitude and cigar-smoking swagger."
Which is something the show has definitely been missing. Executive producer Maurissa Tancharoen added,
"He is the type who wants to stay out in the field no matter how high-level he gets."
Agent John Garrett first appeared in the Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz comic Electra: Assassin, in which S.H.I.E.L.D gave him some cybernetic upgrades after suffering injuries in the line of duty. Who knows, maybe we'll see some of that in the show. Whedon did say though...
"when Garrett got his promotion to Level 7, he refused to sit behind a desk and doesn't like the formalities of S.H.I.E.L.D. He's going to help Coulson solve some mysteries and is not afraid to rig an explosive or two."
All I know is Paxton in the man, and I'm going to have to watch the episodes that he's in. Thanks to TV Guide we have our first look at the character above.