Adrienne Palicki made a pretty bad ass debut last night on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Bobbi Morse, aka Mockingbird. Marvel.com revealed the first official look at her new hi-tech S.H.I.E.L.D. tactical outfit we will see in next week’s episode in addition to a piece of concept art courtesy of Costume Designer Ann Foley.
“Bobbi Morse is a well-seasoned spy whose ability to slip in and out of undercover situations seamlessly will prove invaluable to our team,” said Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Executive Producer Jed Whedon on Marvel.com.
“But her appearance comes as a gut-punch to Hunter, as the history they share is complicated to say the least.”
Here is what Foley said about taking the costume from the page to screen:
“I looked at all of her comic appearances and really wanted to try to bring elements of the look from the comics into the costume that we’re doing now for the show because I know it’s important to the fans,” remarked Foley. “It’s important to me to keep certain elements, but we had to change it, obviously, for practicality, because it had to fit into our world. It had to have a kind of tactical feeling to it too so that it made sense in our universe.
“She’s got rivets that are in the straps across her chest, and those are there as a tribute to the buttons that go down the side of her [most recent] costume [in the comics], as well as the colors that we were using, [which] are a tribute as well. Her colors are navy blue and white with a little bit of black in there, [but] white would not have been pretty on camera so we changed it to grey. [We] still tried to maintain the original style of what was in the comic book because [with] that white panel that goes up her center and down her legs, [so] we’ve mirrored that in her costume but in gray instead of white.”
The former Friday Night Lights star, the latest cast addition to the ABC show now in its second season, already has some serious genre cred on her resume. She was cast as Wonder Woman in David E. Kelley’s abandoned NBC series, played Lady Jaye in G.I. Joe: Retaliation and had parts in Legion, Smallville, Supernatural and that WB Aquaman pilot starring Justin Hartley.
You probably don’t want to miss next Tuesday’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. because the first teaser trailer to Avengers: Age of Ultron is set to debut during the show.