When ABC revealed a new promo for the upcoming second half of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., there was a quick glance at a character that appeared to be that of the Absorbing Man – a character that was originally introduced in the season two premiere last September. However, with the addition of Slingshot, and the tease of the Secret Warriors finally beginning to come together, many wondered if that person was actually Stonewall, and not the Absorbing Man. Well, it appears as though we may now have a more definite answer.

The folks over at Screen Crush have apparently received confirmation that the man featured in the promo released yesterday was, in fact, Brian Patrick Wade‘s Absorbing Man. Given that Wade’s Carl ‘Crusher’ Creel hasn’t appeared in an episode since season two, it’s a nice surprise to see him finally return, especially since he’s no longer working for Hydra. It’ll be interesting to see whether or not he joins Daisy’s team of Secret Warriors, or if he’ll serve as a threat once again.

Eagle-eyed fans might have caught a familiar-looking stone face in the first trailer for 2016 premiere “Bouncing Back,” and ScreenCrush can exclusively confirm the figure is indeed the famed Absorbing Man. Not seen since Season 2, Brian Patrick Wade will return as Carl “Crusher” Creel for the March 8 installment with one minor twist – notably, “it’s unclear if he will be a friend or foe to the S.H.I.E.L.D. team.”

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will return to ABC on March 8th, 2016. As always, for all things Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., be sure to follow along here.

Source: Screen Crush.