“Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” is bringing Crusher to television.
Brian Patrick Wade will play Carl “Crusher” Creel, best known to comic book fans as the Absorbing Man, in the “SHIELD” Season 2 premiere on Sept. 23, Marvel said on its official site. He will be an antagonist to Coulson’s (Clark Gregg) team.
Carl “Crusher” Creel was a boxer and jailed criminal who becomes the Absorbing Man when he drinks a liquid which the Asgardian god Loki laced with rare Asgardian ingredients. He has the ability to mimic any form of matter or energy via physical contact.
MTV’s “Teen Wolf” fans will remember Wade in the recurring role of Ennis on Season 3. His many other numerous TV credits include recurring roles on CBS’s “NCIS,” “The Big Bang Theory,” and the HBO miniseries “Generation Kill.”
Wade joins a growing list of new characters and guest stars on the series’ second season, including Adrianne Palicki (Bobbi Morse, a.k.a. Mockingbird), Lucy Lawless (Agent Isabelle Hartley), Reed Diamond (Daniel Whitehall), Nick Blood (Lance Hunter), Henry Simmons (Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie), and Kyle MacLachlan (Skye’s father).
In addition to Gregg, “SHIELD” stars Ming-Na Wen (Agent May), Brett Dalton (Grant Ward), Elizabeth Henstridge (Agent Simmons), Iain De Caestecker (Agent Fitz), and Chloe Bennet (Agent Skye).
Pakula/King & Associates and Authentic Talent and Literary Management represent Wade.
See the official first look from Marvel below: