Season 3 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. started filming a few weeks ago with a bigger cast and expectations. There are lots of different stories that will be told throughout the third season, we even compiled a list of 7 Questions We Want Answered.
This past week, new details of what we could expect have been coming out of TCA. Zap2It got a chance to catch up with Clark Gregg, Chloe Bennet, Elizabeth Henstridge, and Luke Mitchell. The co-stars talked about the threat of the Inhumans and Hydra, Daisy’s role within S.H.I.E.L.D., and what the heck happened to Simmons.
They revealed that they have only filmed the first two episodes of the season but that we will know what has happened with Simmons before too long.
Bennet– I feel like everyone’s almost come to terms with it in their own way, except for Fitz
Henstridge– It’s Fitz’s mission to get Simmons back. It’s a solo mission. What happened was so crazy and there was no trace of her, that what do you do? She disappeared into this rock that goes to liquid sometimes, but we don’t know why and we don’t know when. I think that the whole team has tried and nothing has worked, so at some point you have to go, ‘She’s gone, we have to move on.’ But Fitz refuses to do that. I don’t blame them, but I’m kind of mad. [laughs]
It’s so much bigger than I thought it would be. What it is, I thought about it and was like, ‘How would they do that? How would they film that?’ I just dismissed everything in the realm of this idea. It’s very cool.
We’re now on episode 2, but we will find out. It’s not something that will be strung out too long. I think the repercussions of it will be a huge part of this season, and that will be a bit more of a slow burn, as will the Inhumans, Daisy and Mack are heading up that team.
As teased at the end of the quote, when we pick up again with the team, some time has passed which means new relationships have formed. One of those new relationships will be the duo of Daisy (she will not be called or referred to as Skye anymore) and Mack (Henry Simmons). Here is what Henstridge said about the new pair,
Mack’s always been a bit of a skeptic, so him teamed with Daisy’s very interesting because Daisy’s very gung-ho and gives it a try and very ballsy. So their dynamic is really fun. They’ve got very fun scenes together. They play off each other very well.
Mack and Daisy will not be alone in searching for new Inhumans. Season 3 will introduce the villain Lash and he will have a big impact.
Bennet– Lash will be making a mark this season. He’s awesome-looking.
Henstridge– He’s going to shake things up. It’s going to be a huge spectacle. We’re so honored to be able to have him in the show. It’s just huge. I can’t even explain how crazy it’s going to get.”
One big difference this season will be the diminished role of Hydra. The evil organization has been a big part of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. but that will change, even though Ward and his new Hydra will still be present.
Gregg– Very different ball game. It’s less about Hydra.
Henstridge– Hydra’s different this time. It’s been completely dismantled, and Ward’s kind of taking it on. He’s got huge scores to settle and nothing to lose, so he’s a very dangerous character.
Bennet has already undergone a physical transformation to make her look closer to her comic counterpart Daisy Johnson but she will also be getting an improved and more Quake-ish suit.
It’s a really cool outfit, and I hope fans of Daisy Johnson and Quake are really happy with it because we tried to do a nice blend of TV version and comic book version.
One of the newest members of the show, Luke Mitchell, will have a much bigger role this season as a possible member of Daisy’s Secret Warrior team. According to him, we will see more sides of him this season.
I feel like the Lincoln that the audience was introduced to in Season 2 was a side of Lincoln, and that side of Lincoln was not necessarily a lie or the truth or whatever, but we all put on different faces in different environments, etc.
I think in that environment Lincoln was very much under the spell of the Inhuman Elders. He played his part in the hierarchy there and he believed in the cause, which then was exposed to be evil. Then in Season 3, it’s like, wow, how is he dealing with the events in Season 2? Hence why I was saying he needs to understand where he belongs, who he is and what he stands for.
I think he’s definitely on his own journey, but if he wasn’t interacting with anyone, he’d be on a different show. Lincoln will definitely be playing with the other people, but whether he’s playing nice or not remains to be seen.
The cast talked about a variety of other topics. Gregg talked about how much he dislikes his new robotic arm. Henstridge stated that she is ready for FitzSimmons to get their moment and if they should kiss, she will shove something gross in Iain De Caestecker‘s mouth. Bennet revealed that she will no longer be referred to as Skye from here on out, going so far as to share that there is a jar in the writer’s room where you deposit $1 if you call her by her old name.
If you remember that incredible single shot fight scene Bennet did in EP 19, she revealed that she broke her arm during that scene and filmed the remaining few episodes with hairline fractures in her arm.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns to ABC at 9 p.m. EST for season 3 starting September 29, 2015.