When the first official teaser footage for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. dropped, a lot of fans speculated on which Marvel heroes will be making an appearance. Which is why there have been a lot of rumors concerning J. August Richards’ character, with many fans assuming that he’s going to play Luke Cage in the show. Because he’s black, get it?
The show’s producer, Jeffrey Bell, has taken time to address the rumors, basically stating that J. August Richards’ character is not the African-American strongman:
“It’s not the [character] people are talking about,” says Bell. “Honestly, we were looking for this part, and we just said, ‘Look, all our parts are open to all diversity.’ So the fact that we have a black dude who is awesome and it’s J, was just because he was the best actor. It wasn’t like, ‘You know who…!’”
We also think there’s a much more interesting mystery to address in the show. Namely, how did Agent Coulson come back to life? Or was he dead in the first place? We never saw a body.