Clark Gregg has been the piece connecting the Marvel Cinematic Universe since he first appeared as Agent Phil Coulson in Iron Man back in 2008. He has gone on to help form The Avengers before ultimately being the motivation for them to put aside their differences to save the planet.
In 2013, Coulson came back from the dead and Tahiti to be the lead of the first show in the MCU, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The show hit its stride following the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and with the show renewed for a third season, there is a good chance the next installment in the franchise shakes the show up a bit.
Gregg talked to HeyUGuys recently about the impact the movies will have as well as what fans can expect during the third season. Gregg can not go into to much detail for typical Marvel reasons but here is what he said,
The rogue elements of the Inhumans has been more or less defeated and it seems like Coulson is trying to bring his beloved Skye, who is more or less fully realized as Quake, into a new super secret team of powered agents. Which very much sounds like something I know from the comics as Secret Warriors which is very exciting cause it’s a very cool kind of rogue, not in a bad way, quiet part of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Since the end of season 2, fans have thought that the Secret Warriors will be coming in season 3 and based off Gregg’s comments, it seems like a real possibility. The official Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Instagram account posted a photo yesterday that required some light editing to reveal a hidden message that teases the same.
Captain America: Civil War will hit theaters as the show is just a few episodes away from wrapping season 3 but Gregg believes that the show will be impacted and sides will be chosen.
Certainly you see different points of view starting to happen… I don’t think everyone is on the same page.
Even though Grant Ward (Brett Dalton) has betrayed Coulson and his team time and time again, there are still plenty of fans that support him. He has taken control of Hydra, for now, and Gregg is not sure he will be able to be redeemed in the future.
It’s getting tougher and tougher… Brett Dalton plays that guy with this kind of brokenhearted menace where you kind of just keep rooting for him to find a way. It’s hard to say, he seems to be a little more psychotic than he realizes.
Gregg also expressed his happiness that Spider-Man is “home” at Marvel, and now officially cast, as well as his desire to have Coulson and Iron Fist meet once he is introduced.
The first two seasons of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are currently on Netflix and season 3 debuts on ABC September 29, 2015 at 9 pm EST.