Self confessed Marvel fan and actor/comedian Patton Oswalt will guest star in an upcoming episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Agent Eric Koenig.
Koenig first appeared in SGT. FURY AND HIS HOWLING COMMANDOS #27, as part of Fury’s original team of World War II soldiers in the comics.
Here’s some of what Oswalt had to say about the role.
[They’re] a scrappy bunch of agents who are sort of working on the lower tier levels of the Marvel Universe and trying to stop threats before they even get to the Avengers-level threats,” explains the actor. “It’s almost like when you watch ‘The Wire,’ and the guys like Pryzbylewski are just chasing the paper trail but that’s kind of the whole case. That’s where they can bring these guys down, is they’re doing the kind of brutal grunt work. There are these people doing the day to day that keeps the world from spinning into chaos. [They say,] ‘no, we don’t have the shiny Tony Stark, Hawkeye, Black Widow stuff, but we are in it up to our necks and we’re doing it. I really like that. There’s a great sense of camaraderie.
He also said
For a TV show, the practical sets that they built are more elaborate and more of a 360 sandbox environment than a lot of movie sets that I’ve been on, and that really blew me away,” recalls the actor. “You could do almost West Wing walk and talk sequences on set. I was like, this is the set for a very brief arc of the show, and the level of detail that went into it was pretty stunning.
Read more of what he had to say at marvel.com