'S.H.I.E.L.D.' Remains A 'Proud' Mystery For J. August Richards

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J. August Richards would love to tell you more about his character on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," but then he'd have to kill you — right before Iron Man showed up at his door and killed him.

"Marvel makes you feel like Iron Man will show up at your front door to kill you if you say the wrong thing," the Joss Whedon veteran told SFX in a recent interview. But he was much more forthcoming about his experience working on the show, even if he remained cagey on character details.

"This is a role I’ve been preparing for since I was nine years old," he said. "It’s literally a dream come true. Because as a boy my favorite show was Superman and my favorite movie was Star Wars – along with other science fiction shows and movies. And I always wanted to fly. I’m surprised I’m not one of those kids that jumped off the roof and hurt himself. But you know, I got to fly. As an actor and as a person this is monumental for me."

"To me the show is quintessentially Joss in that it really gets you emotionally, it's very funny, and it's very action-packed and engaging," he added. "It's just a great series and I'm really proud to be a part of it. I know that sounds very cliche, but that's where I'm at with the whole thing. I'm proud of my work and the show itself."

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