The cast of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was at WonderCon this past weekend, talking about all things S.H.I.E.L.D., as well as the recent departure of Bobbi Morse (Adriene Palicki) and Lance Hunter (Nick Blood), who are set to lead their own potential series with Marvel’s Most Wanted. And while we’ve already posted the footage of the panel for you from the S.H.I.E.L.D. panel – which you can watch here – interviews from the press line are beginning to trickle out, teasing the remainder of the season, including bits about that three month time jump that the second half of season three kicked off with.
While speaking with the folks over at IGN, Phil Coulson himself, Clark Gregg, added a little bit more information regarding the constant changes in the S.H.I.E.L.D. cast, as well as what they know about the rest of the season. Regarding Morse and Hunter leaving the team, Gregg even talked about seeing some of the Marvel’s Most Wanted pilot being filmed.
It’s hard to separate fact from fiction. We shot that a while ago, but it’s still, everyone is kind of reeling from not having those two around. We’ve seen them around as they’ve been shooting their pilot for Marvel’s Most Wanted, which looks incredible, but it’s not the same, it’s hard to lose people. It’s even hard to lose the super-villains… It’s funny, it’s almost like we are on The Walking Dead where i’ts just “no no,” where you read the script and it’s like “No, no… I loved that dude!”
Agent Coulson hasn’t yet come face-to-face with Hive, who has taken over the body of Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), but Gregg says that will happen. And when it does, it’ll be a rather “shocking moment”.
There’s a shocking moment coming Coulson’s way at some point when he realizes that this power behind Hydra which turns out to be the power behind Hydra has manifested in the form of good old Grant Ward, possibly because of what Coulson did on that planet. It’s hard to feel good about his leadership at that moment.
Regarding the teaser from episode 3×11 that shows a three month time jump, and what looks like a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent stranded in a quinjet in space? Gregg says the cast is just as much in the dark as the fans, although they’ve definitely been coming up with their own speculations regarding that scene.
That’s something that we know nothing about but talk about all the time in the cast because no one’s been told anything, and so we go “Hey, looks like we might end up in space, cool…um looks like someone dies, and so that’s not good. It’s the normal terror we face going into the last couple episodes. Are we going to lose an arm? A friend? No one knows.
Who do you hope survives this season? Is there anybody that you are hoping doesn’t survive the rest of the season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Let us know in the comments. And be sure to tune in tonight for the fourteenth episode of season three, Watchdogs.