by Nur Hussein, staff writer
As we’ve already heard, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is adding a plethora of new characters to its lineup, and among them is Bobbi Morse, known by her codename, Mockingbird. Producers have just announced that she will be played by none other than Adrianne Palicki, the actress once chosen to play Wonder Woman in a TV series created by David E. Kelley (which was aborted before it could air, perhaps for the best; insider reports say it was quite awful).
In the comics, Bobbi Morse a.k.a. Mockingbird is a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and spy who was once given a different mix of a version of Captain America’s super serum as a life-saving measure, thus given enhanced physical prowess. In the comics, she is depicted as a costumed superhero who wields a pair of batons that can be combined and turned into a staff. It is unknown how the Marvel TV series will portray the character, but if she has the same origin, it’ll be the first time the show added a superhero as a series regular.
Palicki is no stranger to genre; long before her ill-fated Wonder Woman role, one of her earliest parts on television was a (fake) version of Kara/Supergirl on a single episode of Smallville. She also had a number of voice roles in animated comedy programs such as Family Guy, Robot Chicken and Titan Maximum (the latter two being stop-motion animated series). She has also played a recurring role in the TV spook-hunting drama, Supernatural. On the big screen, Palicki had a major leading role in G.I.Joe: Retaliation as Lady Jaye, one of the more prominent female G.I.Joe characters.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns to TV screens on September 23rd. Is it September, yet?
Nur is a tinkerer of programmable things, an apprentice in an ancient order of technomages. He enjoys fantasy, sci-fi, comic books, and Lego in his spare time. His favourite authors are Asimov and Tolkien. He also loves Celtic and American folk music. You can follow him on twitter: @nurhussein