Powers Boothe Joins “Agents of SHIELD”

Legendary “Deadwood” thesp Powers Boothe has joined the cast of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” in a recurring role as the notorious Gideon Malick.

Boothe previously appeared in “Marvel’s The Avengers” as a member of the World Security Council, and here his character is a man whose loyalties remain a mystery.

Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb says: “Gideon is incredibly menacing and in him we have a character that even the stone-cold Grant Ward would fear. Only someone of Powers’ caliber could deliver the type of ominous and powerful performance we needed.”

Boothe is expected to appear further into the third season of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” which recently returned to ABC.

Source: Marvel.com