Maya Dinerstein ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Staff
Hosted by Dr. Rebecca Housel, the Pup Culture ProfessorTM, J. August Richards entered a moderately filled panel room to the calls of “Hail Hydra!” as encouraged by Dr. Housel. Richards is most known for his acting as Gunn on Angel and recently as Deathlock on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
After briefly going over his recent work, the floor was opened up to the audience for a Q&A. Richards is not the only Angel cast member in attendance: James Marsters and David Boreanaz are both also attending, a fan pointed out, and suggested that there should be a reunion or panel of some sort. Richards heartily agreed, sending out a tweet to Wizard World:
I got the chance to ask him the last question of the panel, asking how it felt to be a role model to POC who so often lack representation in mainstream media, ESPECIALLY super hero films. Richards answered with a story about his childhood, how they would play ‘Star Wars,’