ABC’s flagship MCU property, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., returned to the airwaves this week and continued the story of the titular team out to stop threats closing in on all sides – namely evil Agent Ward who’s now ultra-evil Ward/Hive.
In a new WonderCon poster obtained exclusively by EW, fans can get a new, stylized glimpse at some of their favorite heroes and villains gearing up for the rest of season 3. Anyone actually at WonderCon will be able to get the poster exclusively at the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. panel and cast signing happening March 26 at 2 PM in Los Angeles.
Illustrated by comic book artist Mike McKone, the poster features Daisy Johnson, Agent Coulson, Melinda May, Andrew Garner (aka Lash), and even a surprise profile of the deceased Rosalind Price. Very interesting, given how shocking her death was to viewers – and Coulson – last year, but the show’s executive producer Jeff Bell is telling fans not to read too much into it.
“She really was a big part of the first half of the season and I think her death is the thing we take away from the first half of the season, and certainly what drives Coulson,” says Bell. “She seemed like she should be there with Coulson because her spirit kind of stays with him.”
Bell also comments on the future relationship between Hydra head honcho Gideon Malick and Ward/Hive, who is essentially the being that Malick has been seeking his entire life become flesh. The EP calls the pairing, and Malick’s dealing with an alien entity, “an interesting dilemma” for the all-powerful S.H.I.E.L.D. foes.
Other teases include the promise that the relationship between Fitz and Simmons will “be awkward again,” following that brief kiss last season. As for Daisy? Bell said the kickass Inhuman doesn’t need a man: “Let’s not take a super strong female character and reduce her to being a part of a relationship where she won’t be fulfilled until she finds her man.” Sorry, Lincoln!
Are you looking forward to the rest of the third season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Let us know in the comments.