Earlier today, we brought you the news that The Black Donnellys actor Patrick Brennan would be joining the cast of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Marcus Daniels, otherwise known as Blackout. Now, thanks once again to Marvel, we have a look at what Brennan will look like in his latest super-powered role.
When it was announced last week that Amy Acker would be guest starring on the show as the love interest that Coulson was forced to leave behind after his “death” during the Battle of New York in The Avengers, it was said in her character description that she was unaware that Coulson was defending her from a super-powered menace from her past. It turns out that the super-powered menace in question is Daniels.
When Brennan was asked about the way that the network brought the role to him, he said he found himself intrigued by the character.
This is the way they explained it to me: This guy, Marcus Daniels, a.k.a. Blackout, was shrouded in darkness, his soul, everything about him was shrouded in darkness until he comes across this Cello player. And the music was the only light that came into his soul, and it gave him hope and it gave him some sense of what light was.” Brennan told Marvel. “I thought to myself, oh my god, you don’t even need to explain anything else. Because music, to me, is what gets me through most of the time. My kids, my wife, and music. That aspect of it totally intrigued me. I thought that was quite beautiful and very interesting, that aspect of the character.”
Here is a look at Patrick Brennan as Marcus Daniels a.k.a. Blackout on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Brennan will make his S.H.I.E.L.D. debut in the April 15th episode of the show entitled “Providence,” with his role expanding in the episode that follows.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out on the show. The team has their hands full right this minute as they are hot on the heels of the Clairvoyant, who has proven to be quite the nemesis this season. The introduction of Audrey and Blackout could serve as a distraction to Coulson, thus knocking him off of his game.
The only way to find out for sure is to sit back and watch as the story unfolds in front of our eyes.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs on Tuesday nights at 8:00 p.m. on ABC.