In addition to the official San Diego Comic-Con festivities, the men of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. appeared at the Nerd HQ panels, hosted by Zachari Levi. Fans were able to ask questions, revealing a lot of information about the upcoming season, as well as the corporate barriers between the Marvel properties.

When asked what they would want to see their character do in the next season, the men had very personal answers. Clark Gregg gave us a little bit of insight as to what is to come in the next season with his answer.

My greatest dream on the show, at this moment, has come true in the first episode (spoiler alert) in that with the departure of emo Quake, as she chases the Jesus and Mary chain on the road, that leaves the spectacular Mack with no partner, and since Coulson is a no longer a man who’s first name is no longer “Director” but a man who’s first name is “Agent,” I get to partner up with the spectacular Henry Simmons. Only because Iain is not unavailable. He has also ‘partnered up,’ and I think you know what I’m saying.

With all this talk of partnering up, Henry Simmons had his own partnering hopes.

The thing I’d like to experience, is Yo-Yo. You know what I mean by ‘experience,’ right?

We do know that Natalia Cordova-Buckley will be returning as Yo-yo for season four, so perhaps Simmon’s dream will come true.

The most interesting news from this panel, however, was in response to a question about what Marvel characters the actors would like to chase after, if they had the chance. Gregg gave some insight on the possibilities of Coulson popping up in the Netflix shows.

Because it was one of my favorite comics as a teen, I would have said Daniel Rand, Iron Fist, but suddenly there’s a gigantic invisible force-field barrier called “Corporate Stuff,” unless who knows, maybe we will develop a weapon to break through that, and get me over to Netflix for a minute. But if that barrier came down, then God knows I’d want to talk to Luke Cage.

Excuse me, while I shed a single tear for the crossovers that may never will be. We have heard, plenty of times, that there are technical difficulties in having crossovers from the television shows to the movies, because of the very different timelines. However, there was hope that the television side of things would still have crossover potential.

In a later response, Gregg also touched on how he feels about the lack of recognition of S.H.I.E.L.D. from the movie side of the Marvel Universe.

We’ve already had a lot of stuff about the Sokovia Accords, it kind of goes back and forth, we have the same president. We’ve had characters cross over. I think it’s – I feel what you’re saying, I feel what you’re saying. I’m just going to pause on that for a moment…

It goes to the heart of what it meant try to be the first one through the door doing Marvel television is that everybody wanted Tony Stark to walk through the door and be a guest star, and I don’t think that was ever going to work, as a show, and I think what works about the show, is going from that all the time, like “When is Tony coming?” to the end of season one, going into season two people going “Oh, is Fitz okay? What’s going to happen with Fitzsimmons,” and I thought “Okay, Good!” Because I always thought the reason they made the show was that Coulson got killed off, and people really cared.

However, that doesn’t change Gregg’s desire to meet Luke Cage and Danny Rand.

Now that we are at ten o’clock, we’re moving in a darker direction which helps us fit in a little bit better with the other properties, so there’s going to be lots of crossovers this year with Netflix… I’m in trouble now!

Gregg was only joking about the darker turn allowing them to crossover with Netflix. In regards to the shotgun ax that we saw in season three, Simmons insinuated that the fan-favorite weapon will be making a re-appearance.

It cannot collect dust, my friend.

The cast also went through the head-canons that they have for themselves, but found that the writers would destroy those backstories as fast as they created them. To hear all of their answers, and the story of Elizabeth Henstridge walking into a pool after giving advice to Tom Holland at a SDCC party, watch the video above. Meanwhile, are you as sad as me that we won’t have crossovers between Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Netflix shows in the near future? Let us know in the comments!

Source: The Nerd Machine