Truth be told the floundering show has had it’s first recurring hero for quite some time already. Mike Peterson, portrayed by J. August Richards, is the super cyborg Deathlok! Richards, who’s character has been popping up since the beginning of the series, was finally confirmed as the hero yesterday. The reveal of the Deathlok character in the show also comes at the same time of the characters 40th anniversary in the Marvel Comic Universe.
Does this mean Richards will be a pillar of the show for years to come? Well if it is to last that long not necessarily. In the comics Deathlok has been replaced by up three men. Including a character who’s name resembles that of the Mike Peterson, Mike Collins. Will this be the start of great things for the Agents of Shield? Only time will tell.