Agents Of SHIELD Season 2: Mockingbird costume revealed

Adrianne Palicki goes blonde & badass in the new Mockingbird costume for Agents Of SHIELD

Mockingbird and Hawkeye side-by-side in the Marvel comics
Mockingbird and Hawkeye side-by-side in the Marvel comics

Adrianne Palicki’s Bobbi Morse was introduced in last night’s Agents Of SHIELD – Season 2, Episode 5 – ‘A Hen in the Wolfhouse’ – and Marvel have now release a full-body shot of Palicki’s comic-book inspired garb, complete with new hair colour.

 

Speaking to Marvel.com, showrunner and geek icon Joss Whedon teased more from the character, saying, “Bobbi Morse is a well-seasoned spy whose ability to slip in and out of undercover situations seamlessly will prove invaluable to our team. But her appearance comes as a gut-punch to Hunter, as the history they share is complicated to say the least.”

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Agents Of SHIELD costume designer xxx also talked about bringing Bobbi’s traditional comic-book appearance to life:

“I looked at all of her comic appearances and really wanted to try to bring elements of the look from the comics into the costume that we’re doing now for the show because I know it’s important to the fans. It’s important to me to keep certain elements, but we had to change it, obviously, for practicality, because it had to fit into our world. It had to have a kind of tactical feeling to it too so that it made sense in our universe.

“She’s got rivets that are in the straps across her chest, and those are there as a tribute to the buttons that go down the side of her [most recent] costume [in the comics], as well as the colors that we were using, [which] are a tribute as well.

“Her colors are navy blue and white with a little bit of black in there, [but] white would not have been pretty on camera so we changed it to grey. [We] still tried to maintain the original style of what was in the comic book because [with] that white panel that goes up her center and down her legs, [so] we’ve mirrored that in her costume but in gray instead of white.”

Agents Of SHIELD returns 24 October 2014 at 8pm on Channel 4. For more on the comics that have inspired the Agents Of SHIELD, pick up our 100 All-Time Greatest Comics bookazine now!