‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Adds Madame Hydra to Its ‘What If’ Reality
Grant Ward won’t be the only familiar face in the employ of Hydra when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns for its “What If … ” pod on Tuesday. As revealed at WonderCon, Marvel’s “Madame Hydra” will make her debut in the “Framework” alternate reality, played by someone we’ve already met.
Per Entertainment Weekly, a WonderCon screening of next week’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 return will debut Mallory Jansen in the role of Madame Hydra (or Viper), marking the third role Jansen has played, after Aida and her model inspiration Agnes Kitsworth. You can check out a first photo below, while executive producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen offered:
Since we’re bringing back Hydra in the Framework, we thought we’d bring it back with a force to be reckoned with. Madame Hydra is a villain with the perfect combo of strength, sexy, and scary. We’ve thrown many challenges Mallory’s way and she’s always up for the task. We’re excited for fans to see how she makes Madame Hydra come to life.
Here’s a synopsis for the April 4 return:
“What If…” – Hail the New World Order! Daisy and Simmons uncover secrets and lies in a world gone mad. With Hydra in control, they are our only hope to save everyone, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” TUESDAY, APRIL 4 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.
Guest starring are Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Mallory Jansen as Aida, Manish Dayal as Vijay Nadeer, Brandon Morales as Agent Pinsky, Taj Speights as Burnell, Chad Wood as Agent Slate, Jade Harlow as Julia Price, Jim Hanna as guy, Heather Olt as woman, Jason Medwin as Hydra guard, Richard Pierre-Louis as Hydra agent, Andrew McGinnis as Hydra agent #1 and Skyler James as Chris Adler.
We’ll see what other alternate-reality surprises are headed our way, but stay tuned for more on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s return next week.
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