After a short hiatus for the holidays, Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ is set to return on January 7th, but the winter weather plaguing parts of the country right now looks like it will make its way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe the following week. Sources say that this cold front is on it’s way thanks to a Blizzard.

According to, another villain from the pages of Marvel Comics is set to debut on the ABC show alongside a returning baddie. The company reports that David Conrad will return to reprise his role of Ian Quinn from ‘The Asset’ in the upcoming episode titled ‘Seeds’. With him, a new character named Donnie Gill will debut. Longtime fans of Marvel, especially those familiar with Iron Man’s villains, will recognize Gill as Blizzard, the cold manipulating super criminal who was recently outted as an Inhuman after the events of ‘Infinity’.

The villain will be played by young actor Dylan Minnette, who has had roles in ‘Awake’, ‘Lost’, and a very unfortunate live action remake of ‘The Year Without A Santa Claus’. It’s unclear at the moment how much or how little will be retained from the original version of the character considering that they’ve chosen someone so young to play him, but we do have a brief synopsis of his first appearance:

“Seeds” – Coulson and May uncover startling information about Skye’s past, while the team is swept into a storm at S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Tuesday, January 14 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Along with Conrad and Minnette, a number of other guest stars will be appearing in the episode written by Monica Owusu-Breen and Jed Whedon, including Christine Adams as Agent Anne Weaver, Daniel Zovatto as Seth Dormer, Boyd Kestner as Richard Lumley, Zachary Burr Abel as Tad, and Maiara Walsh as Callie Hannigan.

What do you think about the writers bringing Blizzard’s alter ego into the Marvel Cinematic Universe? How much do you think the character will change in the transition from the page to the screen? Are you bothered by how young they’re making him by casting Dylan Minnette? Sound off in the comments below.

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ starring Brett Dalton, Ming-Na Wen, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Chloe Bennet, and Clark Gregg returns on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 8:00pm on ABC.