As splooged about earlier, King Geek Joss Whedon has been given the greenlight to create a new series called S.H.I.E.L.D. based on the squeeeee-worthy Marvel Comic that starred Nick Fury. Now TV Line has some exclusive details on a few of the agents who will be populating the series—and they sound kinda... umm... dumb? From TV Line:
This late-20s woman sounds like a dream: fun, smart, caring and confident—with an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm.
AGENT GRANT WARD
Quite the physical specimen and “cool under fire,” he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He’s a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he’s the kind of guy that grows on you.
AGENT ALTHEA RICE
Also known as “The Calvary,” this hard-core soldier has crazy skills when it comes to weapons and being a pilot. But her experiences have left her very quiet and a little damaged.
AGENT LEO FITZ and AGENT JEMMA SIMMONS
These two came through training together and still choose to spend most of their time in each other’s company. Their sibling-like relationship is reinforced by their shared nerd tendencies—she deals with biology and chemistry, he’s a whiz at the technical side of weaponry.
Now before we panic, I think we should assume either TV Line or an inexperienced casting agent for the show wrote those terrible character descriptions—because this sounds more like a CSI offshoot than a Joss Whedon project. But still... "an ability to get the upper hand by using her wit and charm"? BLECHH!!!