Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has any number of questions to answer in its third season, well before passing the baton of its comic-adapted “Secret Warriors.” Now, all manner of new reports tease Simmons’ Kree fate, new Inhumans ahead, and a very different start to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3.

According to Zap2It, the Season 2 disappearance of Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) into a Kree monolith may not prove so such a priority as we’d imagine, as sources suggest Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 will move past the initial shock with a time jump of at least a few months. Still, with all-but-Fitz (Iain de Caestecker) functionally moved on from Simmons’ absence, Henstridge herself clarified that we’d learn of the character’s (vague) new circumstances early on, within the first few episodes:

 

It’s so much bigger than I thought it would be. What it is, I thought about it and was like, ‘How would they do that? How would they film that?’ I just dismissed everything in the realm of this idea. It’s very cool. It’s very cool.

 

But that’s not all! Henstridge also offered info on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Marvel-ous new addition, offering up a vague tease of the noted Inhuman “Lash”:

 

He’s going to shake things up. It’s going to be a huge spectacle. We’re so honored to be able to have him in the show. It’s just huge. I can’t even explain how crazy it’s going to get.

 

Adds Chloe Bennet:

 

3.02 is definitely one of the biggest episodes we’ve ever done. It’ll be exciting this season because it’s a lot of action, it’s a lot of CGI, it’s a lot of what makes ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ so big, but at the same time the character dynamics have changed.

 

In addition to talk of Daisy Johnson’s new wardrobe to complement the hair, Clark Gregg offered up of his own new accessory:

 

It’s such a pain in my ass, this no-hand thing. It’s like a lot of things about Phil Coulson; the reality informs the thing. It’s really hard to figure out how to use this prosthetic, and that’s what Phil Coulson’s going through. It’s very difficult to figure out how to take somebody out, and to do that, I’m hoping it evolves at some point.

 

Premiering September 29, we know of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 that series regulars Adrianne Palicki (Mockingbird) and Nick Blood (Lance Hunter) will return, ABC having abandoned plans for a spinoff centered around the pair, while Henry Simmons (Mack) and Luke Mitchell (Lincoln) have both been upgraded to series regular. In addition to Constance Zimmer’s arrival as a new foil for Coulson, the series will presumably also help build up to Captain America: Civil War, while installing its own version of Marvel’s Secret Warriors.

We’re still awaiting cast news on Lash, but how does Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 look to be shaping up by its latest teases? What surprises might lie in store for Simmons’ fate?

 

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