Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is continuing its trend of introducing characters from the comics into the show. Today, Marvel revealed that Mike Peterson’s story arc is actually an origin story.
Peterson, played by J. August Richards, will be transformed – against his will – into the cybernetic soldier Deathlok in S.H.I.E.L.D.’s February 4th episode. Peterson has been decked out with a high-tech eye and a cybernetic leg that gives him super strength and super speed. But whether he’s working with S.H.I.E.L.D. or against them is yet to be revealed.
This year marks the character’s 40th anniversary within Marvel Comics, and his arc on S.H.I.E.L.D. is Deathlok’s first live-action appearance.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesdays at 8:00 pm EST on ABC.