"Gideon is incredibly menacing and in him we have a character that even the stone-cold Grant Ward would fear," explained Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television. "Only someone of Powers' caliber could deliver the type of ominous and powerful performance we needed."
Boothe also appeared in "The Avengers" as a member of the World Security Council. It is unclear if he will play the same character in "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." CBR has reached out for comment.