Agents of SHIELD Star Open to Playing Deathlok Again
Agents of SHIELD
J. August Richards is back on television, portraying Victor Dashkov on Peacock’s Vampire Academy series which appeared on the streaming stage last week. However, while August is as of now somewhere down in that series’ universe of vampires, friendship, sentiment, and risk as well of honor and fabulousness and sorcery, many fans came to know the actor for his depiction of Mike Peterson/Deathlok on ABC’s Agents of SHIELD, which showed up on Disney+ back in Spring. What’s more, with the Wonder Cinematic Universe continuing to extend, many can’t resist the urge to contemplate whether Richards would be open to suiting up again in the event that Wonder came calling. For reasons unknown, while August hopes to dive into the job of Victor on Vampire Academy for the foreseeable future, he hasn’t relinquished Deathlok either.
“I get so associated with the characters that I play,” Richards told ComicBook.com. “Without sounding platitude or anything, I never truly let go of any person that I play because I put so much time, exertion, and energy into it like I have with Victor. No person that I’ve at any point played is ever… am I at any point officially finished with.”
Richards’ comments are really not the first time he’s suggested that he’s not finished with Deathlok. The actor previously said in 2019 that he would like an opportunity to play a more fleshed-out version of Deathlok on the big screen assuming the open door presented itself, and thanks to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, some fans think that could someday be a possibility. That film saw Anson Mount surprisingly reprise his job as Dark Bolt from television’s Inhumans. For the occasion, notwithstanding, Richards said he’s enjoying playing Victor on Vampire Academy.
“What I most love about playing Victor is his sincere requirement for change and correspondence in his society,” Richards said. “He is a regal vampire, so that means he’s one of the heads of group of the 12 imperial families, and that means he wields a great deal of force and he uses that ability to gain correspondence for non-royals, similar to my youngsters, Sonya and Mia, and dhampirs who are guardians to us. Victor is going to use his ability to find uniformity for the entire society and I love that about him.”
Vampire Academy is presently streaming on Peacock.