There’s no April Fools’ about it, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is going to be a very different show when Season 4 picks up next Tuesday with “What If … ” See for yourself, as Brett Dalton’s Ward returns in the first official clip, cluing Skye in on a Hydra twist to their new reality.
It remains an open question whether the Marvel movie and TV universes will ever reconcile, but Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will add a new wrinkle with its April 4 return. Catch a glimmer of the “What If” Hydra universe with first photos and a new synopsis for the final Season 4 “pod.”
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. won’t be back with its “What If” pod until sometime in April, but that isn’t stopping the team from imagining the past four seasons with a Hydra twist. See for yourself, with some clever posters showing how Agents of HYDRA might have unfurled in another reality.
Among the myriad losses created by actor Bill Paxton’s sudden passing, few might recall TV credits like the Twister star’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1 stint as Hydra villain John Garrett. The character seemed thoroughly retired, though Season 4's recent introduction of a “What If” reality opened a door for Paxton to return, something producers have stepped up to clarify is not the case.
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.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spent plenty of time crafting a reveal that its enigmatic “Skye” was in fact the Daisy “Quake” Johnson of Marvel Comics, so could a similar revelation arise for Grant Ward, its other most transformed creation? Simmons herself, Elizabeth Henstridge, may accidentally have spilled the beans on a new Marvel identity for Ward, who wasn’t looking so hot in the first trailer.
It’s hard to believe Agent Carter is already approaching the end of Season 2 (and hopefully just the season), but already Coulson and the modern Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are bursting at the seams to return. Our first 2016 trailer bounces back with new additions to the Secret Warriors team, along with Ward’s creepy return and other Inhumans.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. successfully brought the MCU to the small-screen, but did you know that the Avengers-adjacent series shares DNA with both Skyfall and Mission: Impossible? That’s just one piece of Level 7 intel from the fourteenth episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which assembles its own Marvel-ous team for ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.!