Marvel and ABC have revealed that Madame Hydra will appear on the next episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The episode titled “What If…” which is set to air this Tuesday, April 4, was screened at WonderCon, in Anaheim, CA today. It revealed that actress Mallory Jansen is taking up her third role on the series, this time as Madame Hydra aka Viper in the Framework.
Entertainment Weekly has revealed the first look at Jansen in the role. You can check it out below.
The most recent episode of the series featured Daisy (Chloe Bennet) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) making the shocking discovery that the previously defeated Hydra was in the Framework leading to the introduction of the character.
Executive producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen explained to the magazine why Jansen was perfect for the role:
“Since we’re bringing back Hydra in the Framework, we thought we’d bring it back with a force to be reckoned with. Madame Hydra is a villain with the perfect combo of strength, sexy, and scary. We’ve thrown many challenges Mallory’s way and she’s always up for the task. We’re excited for fans to see how she makes Madame Hydra come to life.”
Jansen made her debut on the series in the fourth season premiere as Aida, a Life Model Decoy created by Dr. Radcliffe (John Hannah). The LMD was based on Agnes Kitsworth, whom Jansen also portrayed this season.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. kicks off the Agents of Hydra arc this week with “What If…”. Here’s the official synopsis:
Hail the New World Order! Daisy and Simmons uncover secrets and lies in a world gone mad. With Hydra in control, they are our only hope to save everyone.
The series stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie and John Hannah as Holden Radcliffe.
Guest starring are Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Mallory Jansen as Aida, Manish Dayal as Vijay Nadeer, Brandon Morales as Agent Pinsky, Taj Speights as Burnell, Chad Wood as Agent Slate, Jade Harlow as Julia Price, Jim Hanna as guy, Heather Olt as woman, Jason Medwin as Hydra guard, Richard Pierre-Louis as Hydra agent, Andrew McGinnis as Hydra agent #1 and Skyler James as Chris Adler.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. Be sure to check back at Heroic Hollywood after every single episode of Season 4 for our weekly reviews.
10 Reasons To Be Pumped For ‘Captain Marvel’
It’s a good time to be Captain Marvel.
She is one of Marvel’s hottest characters right now, with her own title, as well as features in various Avengers titles. She was even just the lead character in Marvel’s Civil War 2 event, meaning it’s about time she got her own movie. With Brie Larson set to play the heroine in a new Marvel Studios’ film and the search for a woman director ongoing, now news has hit that Captain Marvel will start shooting in January.
While there are still a lot of things up in the air about the movie, a director hasn’t even been announced yet, things are shaping up well. Nicole Perlman, who penned Guardians of the Galaxy, was tapped to write the screenplay for Captain Marvel, so I’m expecting great things.
There are a lot of reasons to be excited for Captain Marvel to join the MCU. Did I forget yours? Well, let me know in the comments why you think it will or won’t be a good movie. Hit Next to find out the ten reasons you should be pumped for Captain Marvel.