‘Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Adds Ruth Negga In Recurring Role

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It looks like that huge S.H.I.E.L.D. plane could be getting a bit more crowded—metaphorically, at least. In addition to the six principle cast members, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is amassing a strong cast of supporting and recurring characters—a cast that now includes “World War Z” actress Ruth Negga.

Black Film has reported Negga has signed on for a recurring arc in Marvel Studio’s first foray into live-action television, although the details of her role remain a mystery. She joins Ian Hart, Ron Glass, and David Conrad as a member of the show’s expanded cast.

This comes as great news for fans desiring a bit more diversity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Negga’s an Ethiopian-born Irish actress with an impressive resume including starring alongside Samuel L. Jackson in 2012’s “The Samaritan” and portraying iconic Bond songstress Shirley Bassey in her TV biopic. Comic book fans might recognize Negga from her time on the British superhero comedy/drama “Misfits.” Read more