Edward James Olmos will forever have the hearts of genre fans everywhere thanks to his roles in classics like Blade Runner and Battlestar Galactica, and now he's set to bring some of that Admiral Adama power to Marvel Studios. Marvel announced today that Olmos will join Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. when it returns to ABC in March.
Olmos will play Robert Gonzales, and that's about all we know about his character at the moment. We don't know if he's only around for one episode or if he'll recur for the rest of the season, we don't know if he's a hero or a villain, but Marvel does promise the character's appearance will have "massive repercussions" for Agent Coulson and company.
“Edward James Olmos brings an amazing gravitas to any role he inhabits, something we knew we needed for Robert Gonzales,” Executive Producer Jeph Loeb said. “When Olmos first appears on our series, everyone will have to take notice--including our favorite Agents.”
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fans are riding high after a strong first half of the show's second season, which culminated in the official introduction of Inhumans to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the season's already been bolstered by guest stars like Lucy Lawless, Kyle MacLachlan and Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter. Here's hoping Olmos brings even more excitement to the series in the spring.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns Tuesday, March 3, at 9/8C on ABC.