“Marvel’s Most Wanted” is the latest Marvel spinoff being developed for ABC, but it leaves “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” fans with a few questions. The new adventure drama focuses on Bobbi/Mockingbird (Adrianne Palicki) and Hunter (Nick Blood), so how will they leave Coulson’s (Clark Gregg) team in Season 3? The pilot’s synopsis may have dropped a hint about the veteran ABC drama.
According to Deadline’s summary, the show focuses on “two ex-spies and ex-spouses who are on the run with no friends, no S.H.I.E.L.D. and a long list of enemies looking to claim a bounty on their heads.”
Clearly, this departure from S.H.I.E.L.D. isn’t a promotion or a special task force. It seems like the couple is going to make a career-ending mistake and anger the wrong person in the second half of Season 3. Viewers also have to wonder if “no S.H.I.E.L.D.” means the organization can’t support them or if Coulson’s team no longer exists. It wouldn’t be the first time the group was destroyed.
They’ll find work elsewhere, though. It looks like they’ll go back to Hunter’s former career as a mercenary. “Able to trust no one but each other, Bobbi and Hunter form an uneasy alliance with Dominic Fortune [Delroy Lindo], a rogue adventurer with a wealth of resources and even more adversaries, who agrees to protect them so long as they help him with his own agenda,” the synopsis says. “These two heroes will help anyone in need, all while trying to uncover the conspiracy that put their own lives in jeopardy.”
Also worth noting, Deadline states that “Marvel’s Most Wanted” is also known as “Mockingbird.” It seems like ABC is at least considering naming the show after the agent. Fans should probably worry about the show getting ordered before they fuss over the title, though.
The “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” spinoff started being developed last year, but ABC didn’t make a pilot to get it into the 2015-2016 season. The project was resurrected a few months later and seems to be getting much further this time. Former ABC president Paul Lee announced that there would be a pilot episode filmed. “We love the script,” he told reporters in January (via IGN). “We think it's going to be great. We're doing [the pilot] in the next few months.”
Still, Marvel fans will have to hope that new ABC president Channing Dungey feels the same way. The pilot has not yet been ordered to series.