“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 2 returns Sept. 23, but after the Season 1 finale, the wait is torturous. Luckily, producers have dropped plenty of hints about next season. Check out spoilers from Season 2 below.
S.H.I.E.L.D. Won't Return To Normal
Nick Fury made Coulson director of S.H.I.E.L.D., but that doesn't mean the organization won't change. ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee spoke about Coulson’s new job at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Tuesday. Coulson’s promotion has “triggered a whole lot of [Season 2] storylines that we’re reading at the moment, and I’m loving those scripts. I feel good,” Lee said, according to the website TVLine.
Obviously, Coulson will make sure that Hydra doesn’t corrupt the new version of the organization, but he will also make plenty of changes. “There was a word that came up a lot towards the end of the season -- evolution -- and that is something we will be exploring,” executive producer Maurissa Tancharoen said.
The Season 2 premiere won’t pick up right where the finale left off. “There is a jump,” Jed Whedon, also an executive producer, said. “It might be a little skip, it might be just a hop-skip-jump … But yes, a little time has passed.”
Viewers will see Coulson as he continues to rebuild S.H.I.E.L.D., searching for new agents; and, it looks like he’ll bring in some familiar faces.
Skye’s ex-boyfriend, Miles London, may comeback. "A huge part of Coulson's job right now is to sort of reach out and try to find all the resources he can get," Tancharoen told Zap2it. "Does the Rising Tide play into that? Maybe."
BJ Britt will return as Agent Antoine Triplett. Executive Producer Jeph Loeb discussed the way fans latched on to Triplett. “You always have hope for characters, then when people ‘pop,’ you’re like, ‘Oh, that’s cool’ and you steer toward that,” Loeb told TVLine.
It also helped that Triplett and Agent Simmons got along well. But Triplett's return doesn’t bode well for Agent Fitz, who confessed his love for Simmons in last season’s finale.
Britt may also appear in another Marvel project. A recent tweet sparked speculation that Agent Triplett could show up in “The Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
— BJ Britt (@iambjbritt) July 1, 2014
Zap2it said Brett Dalton will return as Agent Grant Ward. "We love who he's become. He's really fun," executive producer Jeffrey Bell said. The double agent ended last season on bad terms with the rest of Coulson’s crew, and Ward didn’t seem fully invested in Hydra. He could turn his back on the evil organization.
New Marvel Character
A casting call for a new addition from the Marvel universe went out this summer, according to TV Guide. Producers are looking for a handsome, fit male to play a rough around the edges type. He seems self-centered, but he always ends up fighting for the greater good.
This actually describes a lot of Marvel characters, including the X-Men's Gambit. Sources told Variety that 20th Century Fox has tapped actor Channing Tatum to play Gambit in an upcoming "X-Men" spinoff movie, but there's no confirmation that the studio has exclusive rights. Other Marvel characters known for their bravado include Dominic Fortune and Moon Knight, both of whom have been members of the Avengers in comic books.
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 2 premieres Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. EDT on ABC.