The Body Politic Weekend Recap – 2/16/15

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The BIG STUFF:

We’ll it was a big weekend in the Marvel world thanks to this year’s Toy Fair 2015 in New York City. Jarid’s been hot on the heels of this event and posted a great blog which shares some photos from the event.

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Click Here to See More Photos of Marvel Stuff at this Year’s Toy Fair in New York.

The NOT so Big Stuff:

Adrian Palicki will Now Appear as a Series Regular on Marvel’s Agent’s of S.H.I.E.L.D.

ADRIANNE PALICKIYep, you heard it right. Palicki has now been added as a series regular for her roll as Bobbi Morse (also known in the comics as her Avenger’s name – Mockingbird).

The description for the first episode of the show’s midseason return entitled “Epidemic” can be seen below:

After discovering an alien city with ties to his resurrection, Coulson and his team destroyed it before the forces of Hydra could claim its secrets, eliminating the villainous Whitehall (Reed Diamond) in the process. But new threats to the world have arisen, including Skye’s father, Cal (Kyle McLachlan), who now seeks retribution against Coulson for stealing his revenge against Whitehall; a disturbing alliance between former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Ward (Brett Dalton) and Agent 33; the enigmatic Raina (Ruth Negga), who struggles with her transformation into something inhuman by the alien Obelisk and seeks vengeance; and Skye (Chloe Bennet), who developed mysterious new powers from the Obelisk but whose lack of experience with her new abilities may threaten the safety of those she loves.

Meanwhile, Bobbi (Palicki) and Mack (Henry Simmons) begin the next phase of a plan which seems to have grave repercussions for Coulson and his team, who are unaware that there’s another mysterious force moving against them. And as Hunter (Nick Blood) is forced to make the biggest choice of his life, Coulson will find his mission threatened by this shocking endgame.

Coulson’s team must deal with the consequences of their war with Hydra as shocking revelations threaten to tear them apart, and Hydra makes a dangerous move that may involve a traitor in S.H.I.E.L.D.’s midst.

Feature Deadpool Film Adds Former MMA-Turned Actress Gina Carano

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gina Carano, a former MMA-champion-turned-actress, has landed a roll in the Deadpool flick being directed by Tim Miller.

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Angel Dust

The article states Cara will be playing Angel Dust, a lesser-known mutant whose ability allows her to elevate her adrenaline levels to provider her with super strength. The character, a member of the Morlocks, has barely appeared in the comics aside from a 2002 “Morlocks” miniseries written by Geoff Johns.

Carano will join Ryan Reynolds, T.J. Miller and Ed Skrein in the film, which is still said to be looking for it’s female lead. Click here to read our article on the six actresses said to be in contention for that part. We also have confirmation Colossus will have some sort of roll in the storyline as well and although unconfirmed, Daniel Cudmore will reprise the part.

The Deadpool film will feature a script helmed by the Zombieland pair of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Production for the film is slated to begin in Vancouver next month with film coming to the big screen on Feb. 12, 2016.