Though previously teased in a silhouetted glimpse during the first promo for Agents Of S.H.I.E..L.D. season 3, we now have our first proper look at the monstrous Inhuman we’ll be meeting at some point over the next few weeks: Lash (who will be played by 6 foot 8 former American Footballer Matt Willig).
In the comics, Lash was one of the first Inhumans to undergo Terrigenesis in the hidden city of Orollan, and believed that many of the “NuHumans” that emerged after Black Bolt set off the Terrigen Bomb were unworthy of their new gifts. So, he takes it upon himself to find as many as he can and act as judge, jury, and executioner on the matter.
We don’t know if this small-screen take on the character will follow suit, but it’s suggested in the official season 3 synopsis (see below) that Lash isn’t going to be a clear-cut villain.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns for an action-packed third season, with Director Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and Agent Daisy Johnson (Chloe Bennet) leading the charge as S.H.I.E.L.D. searches the world for more powered people in the aftermath of their epic battle with Jiaying and her army of Inhumans. However, Coulson and the team soon find out that they are not the only group looking for these new Inhumans.
New faces, both friend and foe, will join the series, including the no-nonsense, highly-skilled and somewhat mysterious leader (Constance Zimmer) of the ATCU (Advanced Threat Containment Unit), her intimidating partner, Banks (Andrew Howard), Lash (Matthew Willig), a monstrous Inhuman whose loyalties remain ambiguous, and new Inhuman Joey (Juan Pablo Raba), who is struggling to harness his newfound abilities, among other surprising characters. Coulson, with the help of Daisy and Mack (Henry Simmons), will work to slowly assemble a team that is stronger than ever before, combining the highly skilled Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. with powered individuals in the hopes of protecting the innocent in a world where the balance of power is ever-shifting, and new dangers are constantly emerging.
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns tonight with its season 3 premiere, “Laws Of Nature.”