ROLL CALL: Marvel Characters Ready to Enlist in “Agents of SHIELD”
The inclusion of Agent Triplett, grandson of one of the Howling Commandos (first seen onscreen in “Captain American: The First Avenger”), introduced the idea of legacy heroes to the world of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” The Patriot carries the legacy of two Golden Age heroes: Jeff Mace, the first hero to use the name the Patriot, and Isaiah Bradley, the first man to take on the mantle of Captain America.
Either one could potentially appear on ABC’s other Marvel TV series, the newly greenlit “Agent Carter,” which also opens the door to a connection between both series if Marvel raids their library and drafts the modern day Patriot, Eli Bradley, into S.H.I.E.L.D. In the comics, Eli is a founding member of the Young Avengers and could be used to show just how deeply the Marvel Universe has been affected by Captain America.
With classic Marvel U material coming to television via “Agent Carter,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” will need a hero whose story connects both eras and extends the legacy of S.H.I.E.L.D. as an organization. The Patriot can be that hero, and he could even serve as a harbinger for the next generation of Avengers.