For fans who have been paying close attention this will come as no shock, but Marvel is bringing one of its most popular comic book teams to life when “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” returns in the fall. It’s finally been confirmed that the Secret Warriors will make their live-action debut in Season 3 of the hit Marvel series.
The news was reported on exclusively by Variety, which, along with a pretty awesome-looking new poster, confirmed that Season 3 will feature the team of enhanced human beings with powers being recruited by Director Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) to join S.H.I.E.L.D. as full-fledged agents.
In the comic books, the team was originally recruited by Nick Fury, played by Samuel L. Jackson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Among the super-powered good guys fighting in the Secret Warriors is Daisy Johnson, also known as Quake. She was introduced to the show by way of Chloe Bennet’s character Skye, who only just developed her powers halfway through last season. Now it seems she’ll act as the leader of the Secret Warriors and help her friend Coulson bridge the gap between Inhumans and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. However, as Variety notes, they’ll soon find out that they’re not the only ones on the hunt for powered people.
“Some people will be excited and some people will be a little intimidated or threatened,” executive producer Jeffrey Bell told Entertainment Weekly of Skye’s leadership role. “Any time a person grows or steps out of the role that they’re perceived to be a part of, it’s a problem. What happens when the student reaches the level of master or teacher? There’s a lot of good fodder for us next season with that.”
As previously reported, odds are very good that the inclusion of the Secret Warriors will help “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” tie into Marvel’s upcoming superhero crossover movie, “Captain America: Civil War.” In it, the MCU will deal with the very heavy concept of superhero registration and how much the government should be involved with making sure all superheroes are held accountable for their work. Only time will tell how this affects Coulson and the gang when “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” returns on Sept. 24.