Someone... or something. Actually, it's Ruth Negga, who is definitely a someone, and who's been playing the recently transformed villainess Raina on Agents of SHIELD. The actress has been officially cast as Preacher's female lead Tulip.

For those who don't know the hit '90s Vertigo series, Deadine got weirdly descriptive when describing the show and, in particular, Tulip's character:

The project, from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, is about Jesse Custer, a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he says. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Negga) — Jesse's former and only true love — and an Irish vampire named Cassidy, the three embark on a journey to literally find God. Tulip is described as a volatile, action-packed, sexified force of nature, a capable, unrepentant criminal with a love of fashion and ability to construct helicopter-downing bazookas out of coffee cans and corn shine who's not afraid to steal, kill or corn cob-stab her way out of a bad situation.

Anyways, so if Dominic Cooper is still in the lead to play Jesse, and Ruth Negga has been cast as Tulip, then that makes two Marvel alumni in the cast of the upcoming live-action DC/Vertigo show. Hmm... is there possibly another Marvel actor who could play Cassidy, the hard-drinking Irish vampire?

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Oh HELL yes.


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