‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ & ‘Sin City’ Star Powers Boothe Passes Away At 68

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Acclaimed and fan favorite actor Powers Boothe has passed away at 68.

The Emmy award-winning actor’s publicist confirmed to TVLine that Boothe’s died of natural causes on Sunday morning after the news was first announced by Beau Bridges, a friend to Boothe, on his Twitter account.

Boothe’s illustrious career included roles on television shows such as Deadwood and Philip Marlowe, Private Eye, though comic book fans may remember him best as primary antagonist Senator Ethan Roark in the feature film adaptation of Sin City and his guest appearances on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

In Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Boothe played Gideon Malick, a character who first appeared in The Avengers and was later revealed to be a Hydra leader during the ABC show’s third season.

Boothe reprised his role as Senator Ethan Roark in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

Boothe also provided the voice for Gorilla Grodd in the Justice League animated series.

In 1980, Powers Boothe won an Emmy Award in the Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Special category for his performance as infamous cult leader Jim Jones in the CBS miniseries Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones.

What’s your favorite Powers Boothe role? Share your thoughts below!

Source: TVLine

10 Marvel Shows We’d Like to See Made

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As the “golden age of television” continues, one genre that has been on the uptick has been superhero TV shows. The CW almost has every day on lock with many DC Comics-centric TV shows like Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, as well as shows like iZombie, and the upcoming Riverdale. Other networks such as AMC and Fox (among others) have Preacher and The Walking Dead, Gotham, and Lucifer, respectively.

Marvel has been diversifying their portfolio as well. When they first introduced Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., they only slightly-connected their television universe with their cinematic universe. While recent corporate changes in their business structure have distanced their properties from each other, they still maintain a continuity. Shows like Agent Carter as well as the many Netflix shows (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, the upcoming Iron Fist, The Punisher, and The Defenders) all have events connected to their big screen counterparts. Currently, Marvel has Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Inhumans (coming next year) on ABC along with Damage Control (TBD) while Cloak and Dagger (airing on Freeform next year), and Runaways (developed for Hulu) are in development.

With such a large assortment of comic books and comic book characters, Marvel has barely scratched the surface. Here are a few comic book characters that could definitely use their own show…

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