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It's time to assemble S.H.I.E.L.D.'s cast, Avengers fans!

ABC is moving full-steam ahead with their pilot centering on Marvel's peacekeeping organization (which is led in the films, at least, by Samuel L. Jackson and includes Cobie Smulders as an agent). The pilot is being executive produced and co-written by Avengers director Joss Whedon. First up? Casting S.H.I.E.L.D.'s new team members and we've got the inside scoop on the characters fans will be introduced to in the pilot. 

So get ready because it's time to meet the new agents entering the Marvel universe!

Agent Grant Ward is deadly, precise and cool under fire. He's just doesn't play well with others due to his not-so-great people skills. He's volatile, but a decent guy with morals whose charm will eventually come through.

Soulful and quiet, Agent Althea Rice (a.k.a. "The Cavalry") is an ace pilot, weapons expert and soldier who is a bit damaged from her combat experience and has gone beyond the call of duty.

Finally, there's Agent Leo Fitz and Agent Jemma Simmons, also known as "Fitz-Simmons" as the two spend all their time together. Think more along the lines of a brother and sister who always bicker and annoy one another. They came up together and are masters in their fields: Fitz is good with weapons and gadgets while Simmons is into science. Yes, they are huge nerds (and also attractive). 

Now is the time to put on your casting hat, people. Which actors would you like to see star in S.H.I.E.L.D.?

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