Powers Boothe (‘Sin City,’ ‘Deadwood’) has joined ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ in a recurring role as Gideon Malick, a notorious man whose loyalties remain a mystery. Boothe previously appeared in “Marvel’s The Avengers” as a member of the World Security Council.
“Gideon is incredibly menacing and in him we have a character that even the stone-cold Grant Ward would fear,” said Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “Only someone of Powers’ caliber could deliver the type of ominous and powerful performance we needed.”
Some speculation about Gideon is that he is the Big Bad for the season, and may be Red Skull, himself, but most likely they finally gave the guy from the World Security Council a name.