We have another comic book media expatriate…although does it count if the first project in question technically never aired? Adrianne Palicki, who played the titular character in the 2011 NBC Wonder Woman pilot, will play Bobbi Morse, a.k.a. Mockingbird, in Agents of SHIELD season 2. Mockingbird was first teased last month during Patton Oswalt’s video at San Diego Comic-Con. The character is slated to appear in episode 5 with the potential to return.
It’s safe to say that Palicki’s current adventures as a superhero will go better than last time. The Wonder Woman pilot is infamous for being critically panned across the board by critics and fans alike. Think of it as the Batman and Robin of superhero TV. This costume certainly didn’t help things.
Nevertheless, Palicki has had a solid career in movies and TV (most notably in G.I. Joe: Retaliation), and Mockingbird is arguably the most well-known Marvel character that’s been announced for Agents of SHIELD‘s second season. In the comics, Bobbi Morse is a highly trained SHIELD operative who has been a valued member of many Avengers teams. While she originally fought evildoers without powers, in recent years she gained super strength and agility after taking a Super Solider/Infinity Formla mixture.
While it’s a good bet that Mockingbird will be helping Coulson and the gang throughout the season, there’s another role she could play. In the comics, Morse had a relationship with Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye. If Marvel decides they want to bring one of the Avengers over to the TV side of things, it might be interesting to see Jeremy Renner appear in an episode and see him interact with Palicki. Or, perhaps Palicki could cameo next to him in a future movie. To be fair, with all that’s going on in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there’s probably not enough time to deeply explore Hawkeye’s personal life, but with Black Widow seemingly building a relationship with Bruce Banner, it’d be nice if our archer boy had a woman in his life. Plus, of all the Avengers to bring over to Agents of SHIELD, he’s the easiest to pull off. All you need are the bow and arrows. Hardly any SFX required.
SOURCE: Hollywood Reporter