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Natalia Cordova-Buckley (McFarland) has been cast as Elena Rodriguez/Slingshot on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D series.

A description of the character in the show can be read below:

“Rodriguez is described as a street-wise Colombian woman given Inhuman abilities and is based on the character Slingshot from the Secret Warriors comic series.”

In comparison, here is a description of Slingshot from the comics:

“Rodriguez – who goes by the nickname “Yo-Yo” – is the daughter of the villain called Griffin. She has the ability to move at super speed and then snap back to the spot she started from, hence the nickname and codename. She is one of the Caterpillars recruited by Nick Fury into the Secret Warriors. During an operation, Slingshot has both of her arms cut off by the Gorgon, one of Hydra’s deadliest agents. Slingshot is fitted with two prosthetic replacements and returns to active duty as a member of the team.”

The third season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D resumes on March 8th.

Thoughts on this casting? Are you looking forward to seeing Natalia Cordova-Buckley as part of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D cast?


By Ruari Williamson

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