Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Marvel Reveals the Real Bobbi Morse in This First Look

After making her MCU debut as an agent undercover in HYDRA in last night's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we now have a look at Adrianne Palicki in her S.H.I.E.L.D. tactical gear, something much closer to her comic book counterpart. released the following first look, along with a piece of concept art, of Palicki's Mockingbird look:

The suit is a very good mix of comic book goodness and the reality of having to design a costume. Here's a side-by-side of Mockingbird's most recent comic book suit for comparison:

Marvel has replaced the traditional white with grey, as costume designer Ann Foley explains:

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," remarked Foley. "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.

Fans should be just fine with the look and with Palicki in the role. Her introduction in last night's episode was just about perfect as it showed just how formidable she is. Fans should also be pleased to see Morse will be a blonde, though last night's explanation as to why she wasn't did add a  nice touch and some humor.

What are your opinions of Adrianne Palicki as the MCU's Mockingbird?