Published On: Thu, Jan 29th, 2015

Edward James Olmos talks ‘Agents of SHIELD’ role

In a recent interview with Comic Book Resources, Battlestar Galactica star Edward James Olmos discussed getting acclimated to Marvel’s universe and production methods as well as his role as Robert Gonzales on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

“Well, I’ll just put it to you this way: When he smiles, the whole world smiles with him. It says a lot, too. Especially for a guy that made his career out of not smiling!”

edward-james-olmos-battlestar-galacticaAfter revealing that his arc would be between three to six episodes long as a special guest star and discussed the tone and what fans might expect.

“I’m working with everyone. I can’t really say too much about him, because they already told me what not to do. [Laughs]…Basically though, us being there really pushes it up and over. The realities are very strong, and storylines are very dark. That’s what makes Marvel, I think, really quite interesting. The heroes all have a flaw, and they all end up pulling through. But you can never tell — they might flip at any moment and become something you weren’t expecting. And I like that. Iron Man is probably the best. And the Hulk. The Hulk became very interesting. Even to this day, we talk about him on the show.”

While we may not know that much more about Robert Gonzales than when we started, but at least we do know that Olmos is enthusiastic about the role. No matter what he ends up doing, I’m sure that the showrunners wouldn’t call in a big acting gun such as this if it w

Agents of SHIELD currently stars Clark Gregg, Ming Na, Chloe Bennet, Brett Dalton, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, BJ Britt, Adrianne Palicki and airs Tuesday nights on ABC.

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