We have been slowly getting a closer look at what we can expect from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. upcoming sixth season. There has been some dramatic development with Marvel’s Netflix ventures that seems to be ending the network’s co-productions for the foreseeable future. Still, it isn’t all doom and gloom for Marvel’s TV ventures. SHIELD already got renewed for a seventh season before its sixth season has even aired. Shortly after, the world was greeted with a look at Quake’s brand new costume. It seemed they were taking some inspiration from her current appearance in Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors, where she had purple highlights. Now, we also got a look at our new director of S.H.I.E.L.D. as it seems Mack is stuck with rebuilding the spy organization (once again) after the events from the fifth season. Henry Simmons offers his thoughts on Mack’s new responsibilities.
“Personally, I love the challenge of being the director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Mack has worked side-by-side with the people he now leads, that works to his advantage….he’s one of them. But, the one thing that can hinder Mack’s ability to lead is his reluctance to put the people he loves in the line of danger. As a result, this may lead to Mack’s toughest decision as director…. What sacrifices will be made?”
Mack was always the emotional core of the group, especially with Coulson always being forced to make rather difficult decisions. His story arc is always one of the most interesting. In the beginning, he believed that Coulson’s version of SHIELD was a fake only to start to understand what he stood for. His body was taken over by the Ghost Rider and then he was forced to live through a fantasy world that would only end in tragedy. He has gone through quite a lot and is the perfect moral center for the team. Him having to make the difficult decisions also adds a new layer to his character. It will be interesting to see what direction they are going with the next season.
What do you think? You looking forward to SHIELD‘s new direction?