Joss Whedon On Rumors
When asked if J. August Richards was portraying Rage, a Marvel Comics character of modest fame from the superhero group, the New Warriors. Many speculate that Richards is playing the character based on a screengrab from the show's Marvel Comics title card shown in the first trailer. Said Joss, "I'm not going to say who he's playing but he's certainly cranky. [J.'s] great, he came in to guest star and he tears it up. He's got that kind of energy, he's so much fun and [a] lovely guy, it's always nice when you get to see your old friends again."