The final scene of the season 3 finale of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. brought with it a few surprising revelations. After a short flash-forward it came to light that Daisy was actually on the run from her former teammates, and Phil Coulson was no longer the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Fans have speculated about which character might have taken over since, but it turns out even actor Clark Gregg isn’t sure – or at least, that’s what he told EW when they quizzed him about it.
I was not given a clear answer. I don’t know that it’s been determined. I thought I was going to find out when I saw Civil War, but it’s not at all clear. It all depends when the glorious Nick Fury returns from the cold and the shadows. I suspect, in the wake of the Sokovia Accords and the end of Civil War, the people involved in choosing who the director of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be are other than in-house S.H.I.E.L.D. people. If I know my government bureaucracies, I have a feeling it will be someone somewhat less qualified than Coulson to run S.H.I.E.L.D.
The most popular fan theory is that the position when to Melinda “The Cavalry” May, and it turns out Gregg also thinks she’d be a great candidate.
I’d love it if it was [May]. That would be magnificent. She has earned that right and she is a commander that Coulson would absolutely follow with absolute loyalty.
Whoever it is, we’re sure to find out as soon as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns for its fourth (and possibly final) season next year.