The Agents of SHIELD spin-off has finally added another hero to join ranks with Agents Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter. Delroy Lindo will play David Fortune, Marvelâ€™s globe-trotting 1930s-style adventurer that… youâ€™ve probably never heard of.
Fortune was created for Marvel by the legendary Howard Chaykin in 1975, and originally the character actually was an classic pulp adventurer in the â€˜30s. In 1958 (comics time) he was tapped by Nick Fury to be part of the first Avengers Initiative. At some point after the â€˜90s, he somehow got his hands on a version of Captain Americaâ€™s Super-Soldier serum which de-aged him. The rejuvenated Fortunate then joined the comicsâ€™ Bobbi Morse, a.k.a. Mockingbird, and her World Counter-Terrorism Agency (in the 2010 Hawkeye and Mockingbird comic) for a while. According to the 2015 SHIELD comic, heâ€™s somehow aged back up a bit and, uh, living on a river boat.
I sincerely doubt that Lindo will be playing a guy who ran around in the 1930s and then basically found a magic potion that de-aged him for awhile, but hey, stranger things have happened. Either way, Lindo/Fortune is a welcome addition to Marvelâ€™s Most Wanted. I was wondering how the show would be at all different from Agents of SHIELD; adding an Allan Quatermain-type hero is definitely a step in a happily unique direction.