Whether or not spinning Bobbi Morse and Lance Hunter into their own series feels like the best move, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. certainly gave the two a memorable sendoff with Tuesday’s “Parting Shot.” Now, the Most Wanted pair have more company, as The Mummy alum Oded Fehr joins in a recognizably villainous Marvel role, along with a few other additions.
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The fluidity of Marvel’s Netflix Defenders schedule and reports of multiple new series in development for the ABC branch leaves plenty of Marvel characters to explore, but we won’t be heading across the pond just yet. Despite recent rumors suggesting “Captain Britain” might lead a new Marvel series, consider the idea officially debunked.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 has seen a number of familiar faces return, and another crossing paths with Coulson in the coming weeks hearkens back to the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D. itself. Titus Welliver will reprise his role as (ex) Agent Blake on March 29, along with the arrival of Marvel’s “Watchdogs.”
It’s well-documented at this point that Marvel movies take no cue from the multiple TV tie-ins, most always the other way around, though Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3's worldwide introduction of Marvel’s Inhumans seemed at least potentially worth a mention. Not so, apparently, as Captain America: Civil War’s writers had no awareness of the TV branch in crafting Cap’s international adventure.
A little inside-baseball saw ABC recently shifting leadership from former boss Paul Lee to Channing Dungey, and as such, little time was wasted issuing 15 renewals across the network. Not only will the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. return for a fourth season, so too will everything from black-ish to Quantico to Dancing With the Stars will get additional runs. That said, who was left off of the list?
As debuted after Agent Carter Season 2 finale “Hollywood Ending,” the latest look at Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Season 3 return shows plenty more Inhuman action, including Matthew Willig’s Lash (using previous footage, though his return is certainly still a possibility). We also see more of the Secret Warriors in action, as well as a new threat aligned with Ward’s new Marvel identity.
Tonight will see Marvel’s Agent Carter ending her second season with yet another note of uncertainty, given ominous ratings and another ABC series for star Hayley Atwell. And while Season 3 remains a question, Atwell assures that ABC would find space for her to do both series.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. made reasonably clear by its 2015 finale that Ward was no longer himself, recently alluding to a familiar comic name for his 2016 return. Now, S.H.I.E.L.D. producers confirm a “Hive”-y new turn for Marvel’s most treacherous Agent, along with an unsettling new photo of the transformation in progress.
Agent Carter’s second season will crash land this coming Tuesday, just one week out from the Secret Warrior-infused Season 3 return of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. We’ve already seen a few tidbits, but the gates are officially open, as Coulson meets President Ellis and the team chases Inhumans in 2016 premiere photos for “Bouncing Back.”
Uncertain though we are over Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. giving away two of its best and brightest to their Most Wanted spinoff, the continuing adventures of Bobbi “Mockingbird” Morse and Nick Hunter raise additional questions with their premise. Now, the first synopsis clarifies a bit of the Most Wanted extension, potentially teasing their Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. exit as well.