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Adrianne Palicki Joins Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to Kick Butt in Major Marvel Role

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Adrianne Palicki is one of the most badass females in Hollywood, so it's only logical that she would join the Marvel universe to kick butt on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

The Friday Night Lights fan-favorite has joined the ABC series for season two in a major Marvel role, but her arrival may not mean good things for the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents desperately trying to put their old organization back together after Hydra tore it apart.

E! News has confirmed that Palicki will guest-star as Marvel super spy Bobbi Morse, a.k.a. Mockingbird. Um, how amazing is that?! Don't worry, we'll answer for you: extremely amazing. In fact, this might even be enough to make us forget about Palicki's not-so-great turn as Wonder Woman in that unfortunate 2011 NBC pilot. At least, that's what we're hoping!

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As first reported by THR, Palicki will appear in episode five of the new season of S.H.I.E.L.D., and could return in later episodes (which we're crossing our fingers for!).

Palicki's role of Bobbi Morse/Mockingbird was first teased at Comic-Con by Patton Oswalt (who guest-starred last season as Billy Koenig/Sam Koenig) when he revealed during the SHIELD panel that Life Model Decoys do exist in the S.H.I.E.L.D. universe, and Morse's character might show up on the series. Of course, we immediately started dream casting the role, but none of our ideas even came close to how perfect Palicki is as Mockingbird!

Palicki is hardly the only new face we'll see on S.H.I.E.L.D. this season. Kyle MacLachlan has been cast as Skye's (Chloe Bennet) mysterious father, Lucy Lawless will play S.H.I.E.L.D. veteran Isabelle Hartley, Reed Diamond joins as Hydra villain Daniel Whitehall/Kraken, while Nick Blood has been cast as a mercenary that Coulson (Clark Gregg) reaches out to for help, Henry Simmons will play agent Alphonso "Mac" Mackenzie and Simon Kassianides joins as Bakshi.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns this fall on Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. on ABC.

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