ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is adding someone with a lot of military experience, fictionally speaking. Marvel has revealed that Edward James Olmos has been cast in the comics-based drama for a significant role which will have "massive repercussions" for Clark Gregg's Agent Coulson. Olmos will play a character named Robert Gonzales, and will debut in an unspecified March episode.
“Edward James Olmos brings an amazing gravitas to any role he inhabits, something we knew we needed for Robert Gonzales,” said Executive Producer and Marvel’s Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb at Marvel.com. “When Olmos first appears on our series, everyone will have to take notice--including our favorite Agents.”
An intital Google search didn't turn up any Robert Gonzales in the Marvel Comic book universe.
Olmos was recently seen in Showtime's Dexter, but is perhaps best known for his starring role in Battlestar Galactica.
Actor Blair Underwood is also scheduled to debut in a March episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as the estranged ex-husband of Melinda May, however it's not known if his and Olmos' characters will interact.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will return with new episodes beginning on March 3.