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Published On: Mon, Feb 10th, 2014

J August Richards confirms he didn’t he was Deathlok in ‘Agents of SHIELD’

Marvel 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 character.

Michael_Collins_(Earth-616)_Beyond Deathlock Mavel Comics“Everything with Marvel is on a need-to-know basis, so I didn’t officially know until the second episode I did, which I think was the 10th episode in the season. Information is carefully guarded over there. I definitely didn’t know that I was Deathlok. I even had a costume fitting, and I didn’t know what I was being fitted for!”

Richards explains how he dusted off some old comic book to research his new role.

” I feel like I’ve researched this role my whole life because I was a comic book collector as a kid. Once I found out that I was playing Deathlok, I unearthed my old comic book collection.  I was going home for Christmas and I have a collection of thousands of comics.  I was surprised to see that 90% of them were Marvel. So, I wanted to go through my collection and start there.”

It wasn’t long and Marvel provided some additional research material.

“I started doing research on the Internet, and then Marvel was kind enough to give me access to some of the older comics. I read some of the Michael Collins versions of Deathlok and got what I needed from that, but I also wanted to make sure that my research and my information were based on what I was doing on the show.”

Check out the full interview HERE

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