“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 2 might take a dark turn for Agent Leo Fitz. The lovable engineer was comatose at the end of Season 1 after he escaped from the bottom of the ocean with Jemma Simmons. While Simmons made it out fine, Fitz was barely alive and in a hyperbaric chamber to recover from his injuries. He was oxygen-deprived for too long, which could lead to brain damage. In the season synopsis we learned that brain damage was likely, and new footage of Fitz was mysteriously missing from both promos and the premiere photos.
On Saturday, Marvel and ABC finally released a promo featuring Fitz on their Facebook page, but it’s making fans a little worried.
The new poster teases: “What will he become?” It implies that Fitz isn’t going to be the same old lovable goofball that fans have come to know and love. When he wakes up, he’ll discover that his cognitive functions are damaged. This is bound to devastate his partner Simmons. She’ll have to learn how to work without him, but how will it affect Fitz?
Fitz is as good and wholesome as a character can be. While fans would like to think that he’ll become stronger and better than ever, Fitz was already the epitome of a good guy. It seems like the only direction he can go from here is down. Could Fitz take a turn for the worse and become evil after he discovers his brain damage?
If the poster feels familiar, it’s because “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” released a similar poster with Agent Grant Ward in August.
As previously reported, Ward might be on the road to redemption. Although Ward betrayed Coulson and S.H.I.E.L.D. by working for Hydra, actor Brett Dalton doesn’t like to view Ward as the bad guy. “I like to consider myself an antihero, not a villain,” Dalton told Seat42F of his role.
Could “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 2 pull off a complete role reversal for Fitz and Ward? We’ll have to wait for the premiere to find out.
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 2 will premiere on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 9 p.m. EDT on ABC. What do you think Fitz and Ward will become? Sound off in the comments section below!