Villain Lash Cast In Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD

We’ve known for a while now that monstrous Marvel comics villain Lash was going to be one of the major baddies in Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD season three, and now we know who’s going to play him – former NFL American football star Matthew Willig. Who just happens to be a mighty six and a half foot tall (maybe taller depending on which biog you believe).


Created by Charles Soule and Joe Maduiera for Inhuman #1 (2014) , Lash is is an evil Inhuman with the power to create energy whips who appoints himself as arbiter of which potential Inhumans are worthy of being given their powers.

Since retiring as a professional football player after 14 seasons Matthew Willig has been steadily building his acting career, appearing in films such as We’re the Millers and Year One, and TV shows including Chuck and Grimm. He’s very good in tall roles.


Juan Pablo Raba will play Joey

An official synopsis for Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD season three also reveals that Juan Pablo Raba will play Joey, a new Inhuman with as-of-yet unannounced abilities. We also now that the previously-announced Constance Zimmer will be playing a character described as a  “no-nonsense, highly-skilled and somewhat mysterious leader of the ATCU (Advanced Threat Containment Unit)” – is it significant that they’re still not naming her? Her intimidating partner, Banks, will played by and Andrew Howard.

Here’s that synopsis in full:

Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD returns for an action-packed third season, with director Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and agent Daisy Johnson (Chloe Bennet) leading the charge as SHIELD searches the world for more powered people in the aftermath of their epic battle with Jiaying and her army of Inhumans. However, Coulson and the team soon find out that they are not the only group looking for these new Inhumans.

“Many months after their war with a rogue group of Inhumans, the team is still reeling. Coulson is again trying to put the pieces of his once-revered organisation back together while also dealing with the loss of his hand. His confidante and second in command, Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), has yet to return from an impromptu vacation with ex-husband Andrew (Blair Underwood); deadly superspy Agent Bobbi Morse (Adrianne Palicki) is recovering from her traumatic torture at the hands of Grant Ward (Brett Dalton); Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) is obsessed with discovering the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge); and all are on high-alert for the next move from Ward and Hydra.


Constance Zimmer

“Ever since the existence of superheroes and aliens became public knowledge after the Battle of New York, the world has been trying to come to grips with this new reality. Coulson assembled a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organisation known as SHIELD (Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division). SHIELD’s mission: to protect those who cannot protect themselves from threats they cannot conceive.

“But bigger threats loom ahead, setting the stakes even higher for the Agents, including the spread of Terrigen, an alien substance that unlocks superhuman abilities in select individuals; the emergence of new Inhumans who cannot yet control nor understand their powers; the rise of a new government organisation that will go toe-to-toe with SHIELD; the unknown properties of the massive alien Kree monolith, which has taken one of their own; and the constant threat of a rebuilt Hydra terrorist organisation under SHIELD traitor Grant Ward, who is making it his personal mission to take down Coulson and SHIELD.

“New faces, both friend and foe, will join the series, including the no-nonsense, highly-skilled and somewhat mysterious leader (Constance Zimmer) of the ATCU (Advanced Threat Containment Unit), her intimidating partner, Banks (Andrew Howard), Lash (Matthew Willig), a monstrous Inhuman whose loyalties remain ambiguous, and new Inhuman Joey (Juan Pablo Raba), who is struggling to harness his newfound abilities, among other surprising characters.

“Coulson, with the help of Daisy and Mack (Henry Simmons), will work to slowly assemble a team that is stronger than ever before, combining the highly skilled Agents of SHIELD with powered individuals in the hopes of protecting the innocent in a world where the balance of power is ever-shifting, and new dangers are constantly emerging.”

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