Agents of SHIELD Powers Boothe

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Powers Boothe Books 'Incredibly Menacing' Arc

Veteran actor Powers Boothe is joining ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as a recurring foil for… big, bad HYDRA head Grant Ward?

Specifically, Boothe has been cast as Gideon Malick, an “incredibly menacing” mystery man who “even the stone-cold Grant Ward would fear,” Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb told Marvel.com. “Only someone of Powers’ caliber could deliver the type of ominous and powerful performance we needed.”

Boothe’s previous TV credits include Nashville, 24 and Deadwood, while his “super” resume includes playing a member of the World Security Council in The Avengers and voicing Gorilla Grodd and Lex Luthor in animated DC Comics projects.

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22 Comments
  1. Danielle says:

    Ever think AOS is just throwing antagonist at the screen trying to make something stick instead of actually knowing wtf they’re doing?

  2. With a resume like his, he should change his name to SuperPowers Boothe.

  3. Mr. Tran K says:

    He’s a great choice to play a mysterious character and his new role may or may not butt heads with the series’ main villain Grant Ward.

  4. Z Brandon says:

    I wonder if he, like some others, is reprising the role from the film?

  5. Devin says:

    Why would Ward butt heads with this guy? He’s main focus is destroying Shield

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      IF (if) he’s playing the same role…..

      • ScrubsGuy says:

        Doesn’t Marvel have a rule that no actor can portray more than one role in the Marvel universe? Exception being Vision in AOU.

      • Zack B says:

        I’ve read on Screen Rant that Marvel confirmed he is the same player.

        • Robert Dassler says:

          He’s the World Security Council member that wanted to nuke New York. I think that it’s pretty likely that 1) he’s Hydra and 2) he’s not a fan of this Grant Ward fella trying to muscle his way to the top of the Hydra tree. Maybe Ward has bitten off more than he can chew. So. Very. Exciting.

  6. Allison says:

    Yay!! Love this!! If anyone can play dark and menacing, it is Powers Boothe!

  7. DarkDefender says:

    Sounds awesome.
    .
    #FailHYDRA

  8. Walkie says:

    That probably puts the nail in the coffin of the potential Deadwood movie. Sucks.

  9. kirads09 says:

    :-) Powers Booth – love him – I’m all in.

  10. Eric says:

    Great addition. He was the most interesting part of 24’s sixth season.