Day two was yet another big day at New York Comic Con! We got some Agent Carter casting news, a Q&A with Clark Gregg, Chloe Bennett and Jeph Loeb, and a panel where we got to see next Tuesday’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Read on for a recap of the day and a few non-spoilery teases about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode 3×03, “A Wanted (Inhu)man“.
Coulson and Daisy’s Q&A
Nerdist’s Dan Casey moderated a great Q&A session/Skate trick demonstration/Dubsmash with Clark Gregg, Chloe Bennett, and Jeph Loeb yesterday afternoon, and the stars gave us a few hints about the direction Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is heading. He promised we’ll get to see some “inspector gadget”-style action with Coulson’s hand, saying that we “have no idea what it can do yet.” He also talked a little bit about the meaning of the show, as it has gone through its many transformations over the course of its 3 seasons. Even though there are more powered people showing up, Gregg still loves that the show is about what it means to be human. At its core, Gregg describes Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as a show about “a family of wounded warriors and geeks,” who all have complicated pasts and want to belong.
Chloe Bennett talked about her transition from Skye to Daisy, and the complications the name change brings when talking about her favorite fantasy relationship pairs. Gone are Skyward and Skimmons, and here to stay are Dward and Dimmons. She also discussed the prank war between her and Iain De Caestecker, including the prank he pulled on her where he replaced her front license plate with a vanity plate that read “BALLS DEEP”.
Finally, Loeb offered a tiny tease of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off, Marvel’s Most Wanted. When asked if the spin-off meant we’d be seeing less of Hunter and Bobbi on the flagship show, Loeb responded, “Let’s just say we have a plan…and there’s a reason it’s called Marvel’s Most Wanted”.
Marvel’s “Agents of Prime” Panel
Although I wasn’t able to live-blog the panel due to an over-enthusiastic security guard/Hydra sleeper agent, I was still able to get a few tidbits about the future of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter. Aside from the previously mentioned casting news for Agent Carter and the confirmation that it would air during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s winter hiatus, we got to see a brief clip from the first episode of season two. In it, Jarvis is showing Peggy all the bells and whistles on Howard’s “leisure car,” which include (but are not limited to) a full bar in the glove compartment.
Clark Gregg then appeared once again (to an audience chanting Coulson’s name) for another brief Q&A. When asked about his reaction when he found out that the show would deal with the Inhumans, Gregg joked that his first response was, “Do I get to be Black Bolt?” then responded more seriously, saying, “[The Inhumans] represent people who, through no choice of their own, find themselves to be different, or outcasts….and that seems topical, so I’m proud to do that”
When asked which member of the team would be most interesting to reveal as an Inhuman, Jeph Loeb cut in, saying “Uh…I think you’ll have to stay tuned”.
Three Teases for Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 3×03
The biggest and most exciting part of the panel was, of course, an advanced screening of next week’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Without spoiling anything, I’ll say that we’re in for a treat on Tuesday, and it was perhaps one of the best episodes of the show to date. Here are three teases of what we’ll get in the episode. They’re pretty much spoiler-free, but if you want to go in totally blind, now is a good time to stop reading.
First, the episode contains some of the best fight choreography the show has done yet. While it doesn’t quite reach the levels of Daredevil‘s second episode, there’s a fight involving Hunter that feels every bit as brutal as it looks.
Second, the episode features fantastic performances from the entire cast, and benefits greatly from showcasing new pairs. As we saw last week, May and Hunter are infiltrating Hydra together, and Coulson has some more great banter with Rosalind Price (Constance Zimmer). Fitz and Bobbi also share a brief scene, and I can only hope that it’s the first of many. As Bobbi is going through her physical rehabilitation, and Fitz has gone through his mental rehabilitation, the pair has a surprising amount of common ground that makes for a great conversation.
Finally, for anyone who was concerned that the impact of the time Simmons spent on an alien planet would be mostly forgotten by the end of the season, fear not. Not only does this episode answer a few questions about where she’s been, it also adds several new interesting complications to her return, and what effect the alien planet had on her.
Check back here later today as we cover the Marvel Netflix panel. We’re sure to have new info regarding Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and maybe even Luke Cage. Until then, make sure you follow us on Twitter for more New York Comic Con news and updates!