According to Deadline , Wen will play Agent Melinda May, described as, “soulful and slightly damaged by her combat experiences… an ace pilot, a weapons expert and a soldier who can – and has – gone beyond the call of duty.”
Wen joins actor Clark Gregg who will be reprising his role as Agent Phil Coulson, although details of how have not yet been revealed (resurrection? It’s a prequel? He‘s a hologram?).
Joss Whedon has co-written the pilot with his brother Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, and is expected to direct.
Marvel's SHIELD will be executive produced by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb.