Adrian Pasdar cast as Glenn Talbot in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Adrian Pasdar, known to many as Nathan Petrelli in Heroes, is donning Major Glenn Talbot’s military garb and moustache in an upcoming episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

In speaking on how he got the role, Pasdar said, “In the same way that Iron Man [in “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”] came up. I got a call from my good friend, [“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Executive Producer] Jeph Loeb. “Would you come and do this role?” and I read the character description and I thought, “Oh man. Here it is again. The sanctimonious [jerk]. That’s what they’re coming to me for.” [laughs] His way’s the only way! I said, “Jeph, are you trying to tell me something?” He said, “No, not at all! Nobody can play this quite like you, but no.” [laughs] So he came to me and I said yes.”

It’s currently unclear if this is a one-shot role or a future recurring role, but Talbot’s inclusion into Agents further strengthens my personal theory that the elusive Clairvoyant is, in fact, The Leader. In the comics, Talbot was brought on by General Ross to help hunt down and capture or destroy the Hulk. Bringing in a character from the Hulk universe doesn’t necessarily mean that the Clairvoyant is The Leader, but it sure does help my theory out.

Another theory of Talbot’s inclusion in S.H.I.E.L.D. probably has to do with the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Recent S.H.I.E.L.D. commercials have subtitled the last few episodes of the season as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Uprising with Captain America’s shield in the background. So Talbot’s inclusion in the show might only represent the U.S. military’s involvement after the events of The Winter Soldier. I guess we’ll find out soon enough when the episode airs in April.

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For more on Marvel’s interview with Adrian Pasdar, go here.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesdays on ABC at 8pm ET/PT.

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