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First Look at Agents of SHIELD’s Madame Hydra

WonderCon 2017 gave a quick peek at a new character for Madame Hydra in ABC’s Agents of SHIELD and she’s actually somebody we’ve seen already in the series.

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. – “What If…” (ABC/Jennifer Clasen)

Actress Mallory Jansen will play the role of Madame Hydra inside the world they call “The Framework”, a simulation of the world where HYDRA beat SHIELD and the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier never screwed up their plans big time.

This will be the third role the Australian actress Jansen will play in the ABC series. She first appeared in the series as AIDA, the first Life Model Decoy or LMD…

mallory Jansen as AIDA

Later in the series she was reintroduced as Agnes Kitsworth, the basis for AIDA used by Dr. Radcliffe…

Agnes Kitsworth

In the comic books, the first Madame Hydra (and the one most people are familiar) also goes by the name of Viper, one of Wolverine’s oldest enemies and even one-time wife.

During Jonathan Hickman’s run on Secret Warriors, its revealed that there’s a new Madame Hydra and that she took the role and the name from Viper. Not only that she’s somebody close to Nick Fury’s heart.

That’s right, Madame Hydra Viper got betrayed by Nick Fury’s former lover Countess Valentina de Fontaine who joined various baddies bent on ruling the world including Gorgon and Baron Strucker.

Executive Producer Jed Whedon says:

Since we’re bringing back Hydra in the Framework, we thought we’d bring it back with a force to be reckoned with. Madame Hydra is a villain with the perfect combo of strength, sexy, and scary. We’ve thrown many challenges Mallory’s way and she’s always up for the task. We’re excited for fans to see how she makes Madame Hydra come to life.

“What If…” episode of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD will air Tuesday, April 4 at 10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT on The ABC Television Network.

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