Delroy Lindo has joined the cast of ABC’s latest superhero project Marvel's Most Wanted, EW has learned.
The Agents of SHIELD spin-off, which is confirmed to be in the pilot stage by ABC chief Paul Lee at TCA, focuses on the continued adventures of Bobbi Morse, a.k.a Mockingbird (Adrianne Palicki), and Lance Hunter (Nick Blood).
Marvel’s Most Wanted was created and written by S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producer Jeffrey Bell (Angel, The X-Files) and S.H.I.E.L.D. writer Paul Zbyszewski (Lost, Hawaii Five-0). Marvel’s Jeph Loeb also executive-produces.
Lindo will play Dominic Fortune, who first appeared in Howard Chaykin’s Marvel Preview No. 2. In the comics, Fortune is a rogue and adventurer who craved wealth and excitement on his globe-trotting odysseys.
Now who is Dominic Fortune?
Dominic Fortune was created for Marvel's Comics Code-free black-and-white magazine line. His first two appearances occurred in Marvel Preview #2 (1975, no month) and Marvel Super Action #1 (January 1976), a one-shot magazine. These stories were later reprinted in Marvel Preview #20 (Winter 1980).
In June 2009, a six part online-only digital comic Astonishing Tales: Dominic Fortune was published as part of Marvel Comics' digital initiative. Written by Dean Motter and drawn by Greg Scott, it featured Dominic Fortune in tales set during the 1930s. This was followed in October 2009 by a four part miniseries published under Marvel's mature MAX imprint. Written and illustrated by Howard Chaykin, this miniseries was also set in the 1930s.
In November 2009, Marvel Comics announced the release of a Dominic Fortune Trade Paperback book. The title reprints the 2009 MAX series and the digital Astonishing Tales: Dominic Fortune, along with the stories in Marvel Preview #2 and Marvel Premiere #56.
In 2010, Dominic Fortune was featured as a supporting character in the series Hawkeye & Mockingbird, which lasted for six issues. He subsequently appeared in the mini-series Widowmaker, which continued a storyline from Hawkeye & Mockingbird.
In 2011, Fortune appeared as part of the 1959 Avengers group in New Avengers Vol. 2, #10-13, followed by the five issue miniseries Avengers 1959.
In 2015, Fortune appeared in S.H.I.E.L.D. #11 in a story drawn by Chaykin.