Patton Oswalt Signs Up for 'Agents of SHIELD'

The comedian and "Young Adult" actor is set to appear in an upcoming episode of the ABC superspy series.
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Following the announcement of Adrian Pasdar joining the series as perennial Hulk nemesis Glenn Talbot, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is adding yet another familiar face to its cast with the news that Patton Oswalt has signed on for a tour of duty with the show.

According to an announcement on, Oswalt will play Agent Eric Koenig in an upcoming episode of the series. Koenig’s comic book counterpart was a member of Nick Fury’s World War II battalion, the Howling Commandos, but Oswalt told that he had different hopes for the television incarnation of the character.

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“When they first told me the character’s name, I’ll admit the first thing I did is I went on Wikipedia and looked up the M.O.D.O.K. character to see if Koenig was maybe his name before he became M.O.D.O.K., but it wasn’t,” the actor joked (Although, let’s be honest; Oswalt is hardly the only fan to want to see the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing on either the big or small screen).

Explaining how he got involved in the show, he said “I got a call from my agent saying, 'They want you on Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD,' and I said 'Hell yes!" … I’m lucky that I’m visible enough that they wanted to bring me in to play this character.”

Agents of SHIELD returns this Tuesday at 8 p.m. on ABC.