Joss Whedon has recently announced that the upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show will need to stand on its own apart from the events of the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For that to happen, the S.H.I.E.L.D. show will need its own characters.
Here is a list of 10 of the more interesting S.H.I.E.L.D. members that would make fantastic additions to the new S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show.
Note that Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow and Hawkeye who have been S.H.I.E.L.D. members either in the comics or cinematic universe have not been included as they are the stars of The Avengers, and are unlikely to play a big role in the S.H.I.E.L.D. show.
Sam Wilson aka The Falcon and Sharon Carter have also been excluded as they are known best for their association with Captain America and they are set to appear in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Eric O’Grady aka Ant-Man has also been excluded as an Ant-Man film is in development.
10. Agent Jasper Sitwell
Agent Sitwell has appeared in the Marvel One-Shot short films The Consultant and Item 47 and briefly in Thor and Avengers, played by Max Hernandez. As shown in The Consultant, Sitwell is a high-ranking agent, but he is not as high ranking as Agent Coulson. It seems in Item 47 that Sitwell has received a promotion since Coulson’s untimely death and is taking over some of Coulson’s duties. In his short time in his promoted position he has made some interesting decisions.
While Sitwell is not as recognisable and well-loved as Coulson, he has had some funny moments in the short films. Sitwell is very likely to be a recurring character in the series and it will be interesting to see what will happen with Sitwell given more screen time.
This article was first posted on September 20, 2012