The latest of the Hollywood A-Lister actors who have said publicly they would love to appear on Agents of SHIELD, has now grown to include one of the Guardians of the Galaxy! Chris Pratt, Star-Lord himself, has now said in an interview that he would love to be on the fledgling TV show.
When asked by another reddit user if there was any chance he’d drop by this season, Downey said, “Nothing is impossible. But there might be a fair amount of red tape involved in something like that.” He continued, “I love Clark Gregg, and am pleased the show is doing so well.”
For what it’s worth, it looks like the cast would love for him to stop by. Chloe Bennet, who plays S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Skye on the series, posted a screenshot of his AMA to her Instagram and captioned it, “Please please please tell me this is real life.”
That now makes three A-List Marvel Universe actors I’ve seen make a similar offer. Samuel L. Jackson was the first to actually make a cameo on the show. That seemed like a pretty cool crowd pleaser to me. Of course Agent Hill (from How I Met Your Mother fame) has made an appearance as well. The only other Marvel Cinematic Universe character to appear has been Lady Sif, from the Thor movies. It does seem tho that plenty of other movie A-Lister actors are certainly more than willing to make a guest appearance on the show. When asked about if he wanted to join in on the TV show’s side of the Marvel Universe, Tom Hiddleston (Loki) had this to say.
“It would be something that would depend upon script and story but yeah, of course,” said Hiddleston..
“I’ve spoken to him (Joss Whedon) about it,” noted Hiddleston. “I saw him down in San Diego. I hear it’s good fun.”
I know actors will say anything to stay in good graces with the studio powers that be, but one thing to keep note here is that The Avengers “family” is very tight. Also they are all very smart to know that staying involved with anything Marvel right now is just a smart move! So when I hear once again another A-Lister wants to appear on the show if it’s right, I’m thinking what are you waiting for Marvel!! Jeremy Renner also recently gave a direct quote about wanting to join Clark Gregg (Agent Coulsen) and his band of SHIELD misfits.
“I guess, again – those are questions that are tough to really answer, because it’s above my pay grade, haha! It’s not something I sit and think about. But I suppose if it was offered up, there’s an outside chance it could happen. I haven’t seen the show, so I don’t know how it works, but I’m sure the folks at Marvel have ideas, and when they’re strong enough, they’ll bring ’em to me. But I love me some Clark Gregg, he’s so great. We killed him and brought him back to life to do Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., he’s so good!” – Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) actually makes the most sense to make a cameo on the show. He is only one of two super elite SHIELD agents left, Black Widow and Hawkeye. In the Marvel comic books Hawkeye’s partner in bad guy ass kicking justice happens to be a newcomer to the Agents of SHIELD TV show and that is Mockingbird! Mockingbird just made her debut on the show this past episode as one of SHIELDS last lines of defense still in hiding. Hawkeye and Mockingbird are not only a crime fighting duo they also have a very strong love story that was one of my favorite “ships” in all of comics growing up.
So why does Marvel not take these actors up on these superstars offers? It’s just the thing that would turn fortunes around for the often low rated Marvel TV show. It’s also the thing fans have been really wanting from this show from the very beginning and that is more real concrete tie-ins with the comic books and Movies. The latest hints of the INHUMANS being teased on Agents of SHIELD, That was actually a very pleasant surprise that got many fans talking. That is just the thing we need more of Marvel, take note…..WB’s Arrow and The Flash are just dripping with comic book Easter eggs and we all love it!!