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Published On: Sun, Jan 26th, 2014

J August Richards confirmed to be Deathlok on ‘Agents of SHIELD’

Marvel announced a change for J. August Richards, who has played Mike Peterson on the Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show.

J August Richards Agents of SHIELDFans now learn that Richards’ character will be transformed into the cybernetic solider against his will, as Mike Peterson must struggle to find the man in the machine.

With a high-tech eye that allows him to see through walls, super strength and increased speed courtesy of a cybernetic leg, will Deathlok fight alongside the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or against them?

“We have been waiting all season for this moment where we can reveal that Mike Peterson’s story arc is an origin story,” said Executive Producer Jeffrey Bell. “We’re thrilled to have J. August Richards playing Deathlok and to have our audience enjoy this favorite Marvel character on the show.”

“If you would have asked when I was nine-years old what I wanted to be, I would have said a super hero and I’m so excited to be one now as an adult on TV!” added J. August Richards. “It’s a dream come true.”

While that’s all we can revealed at the moment, stay tuned to Marvel.com for more updates and follow @AgentsofSHIELD on Twitter and like “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on Facebook.

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  1. J August Richards confirms he didn’t he was Deathlok in ‘Agents of SHIELD’ - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] is using Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to introduce another character in their universe: Deathlok. Deathlok will be played by J. August Richards, who spoke with Hero Complex about the character, revealing he had no idea he was going to be this […]

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