Marvel has revealed that actor Patrick Brennan will soon be appearing on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” where he’ll be taking up the role of Marcus Daniels, better known to comic book fans as Blackout! Brennan has confirmed that he’s signed for at least two episodes of the ABC series beginning with the 18th episode, “Providence” as well as the followup episode.
Originally created by Marv Wolfman, Carmine Infantino and Tom Palmer, the character first appeared as a villain of Nova in “Nova” #19 released back in 1978. Much like his comic book counterpart who can create constructs, energy blasts and portals due to his manipulation of energy from the Dark Force dimension, his “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” character will have the ability to absorb energy from anything standing nearby.
While speaking with Marvel.com, Brennan discussed the introduction of his character on the series, saying “When you first see [Daniels]… literally the boats in the harbor went off,” explained Brennan. “As he walked down the harbor, the lights went off. It was like a kid in the candy store. They made me this incredible coat, it was a trenchcoat with a collar sticking up, that as soon as I put it on I felt like a villain.”
Brennan goes on to discuss his relationship with the recently introduced Cello player who was first mentioned as Agent Coulson’s love interest in The Avengers film.
“This guy, Marcus Daniels, a.k.a. Blackout, was shrouded in darkness, his soul, everything about him was shrouded in darkness until he comes across this Cello player,” said Brennan. “And the music was the only light that came into his soul, and it gave him hope and it gave him some sense of what light was… That aspect of it totally intrigued me. I thought that was quite beautiful and very interesting, that aspect of the character.”
Patrick Brennan will make his first appearance on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on Tuesday, April 15.