So we all know that Edward James Olmos a.k.a. Admiral Adama will be playing a recurring role on Agents of SHIELD. But now the Battlestar Galactia (2004 – 09), Blade Runner (1982) and Dexter (2006 -13) star has made his first comments about his upcoming role.
Asked what he could reveal about his character, named Robert Gonzalez, Olmos would only say: “Well, I’ll just put it to you this way: When he smiles, the whole world smiles with him. I’m working with everyone. I can’t really say too much about him, because they already told me what not to do. [Laughs]” Cue the Internets going into overdrive.
Now, what could that POSSIBLY mean? Could the smiling be a reference to the Purple Man, a villain who specialises in mind control? Or what about the Eternal Starfox, brother of Thanos – set to be the villain of The Avengers: Infinity War – who accesses his own mind control powers by smiling?
So many possibilities!
Olmos also revealed that he had not been expecting the call from Marvel for the three to six episode arc:
“It came out of the blue for me. I mean, I don’t know how long they were talking about it, and I usually don’t get involved with shows like that, or any shows, really. But I love the Marvel world. Big time. And so, I was very honored that they had asked me. They offered me a very great arc, in respect to what it does. It’s a short arc. It’s only about between three to five/six shows. I don’t know how long it’ll take them to do it. It’s really a lot of fun.”
And he elaborated on what’s impressed him about Agents of SHIELD:
“I saw all of the episodes that they had. I saw the first season and half of the second season. I’ve seen everything, except for the ones that they’re editing, and I really found it to be a very well-conceived world. I like it. Of course, I like the Marvel world. I enjoy “Captain America.” I enjoy “The Hulk.” I enjoy “Iron Man” — big time! “Thor.” Those films are really good, and very entertaining, wonderfully told stories. Now, they’re connecting the television world with the motion picture world, so some of the stories that’ll be nurtured through the television will come out in the major motion picture, and vice versa. It’s a good way of really coming and bringing together the universe of Marvel, through television and motion picture.”
Here’s hoping Olmos ends up in a Marvel movie. His presence could only make it even better.
Source: Comic Book Resources
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