Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cast talks season 3 and Captain America: Civil War

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The Marvel universe is in for a big change. Captain America: Civil War is going to heavily impact the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. At WonderCon we had a chance to chat with different members of the cast and Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb about what we can expect in the upcoming season and future of the Agents.

Chloe Bennet (Daisy Johnson) and Luke Mitchell (Lincoln Campbell) talked about how things have changed for Skye since the start of the series, and how she has evolved with her powers. We asked both Chloe and Luke if they’re on #TeamCap or #TeamStark, and they both replied with, “TeamCap.”

We next had some time with Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb and Elizabeth Henstridge (Jemma Simmons). This is a must see because we see Jeph and Elizabeth get along so well, with Jeph filling the role of Fitz, adding some funny moments.

The third season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. had the plot focused on the Inhumans. When asked if that would have any connections to Civil War and the Registration Act, Jeph responded, “Well, I know that’s a tricky way of trying to get me to commit and tell you what we are actually going to do.” [As he smiles and laughs a bit] “The thing that you always trap me into, and I get in a lot of trouble is to say #itsallconnected, and someone will yell at me on Monday. But what Marvel has always done best is to take the events that are happening in the real world, put them through and have it come out in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

He continued, “That’s really in many ways the story of what do we do about Inhumans. What do we do about powered people? Should they be destroyed? Should they be put someplace else? Should they be registered? And so that is what’s currently happening in the Marvel Universe. So in that way, whether we are telling that story thematically or whether or not they are telling it thematically in Civil War, those are the kinds of things I think we can look at. We can start to plan and see what’s going to happen in our world and see how it can change and what will happen to S.H.I.E.L.D.”

Finally, we had a nice back to back conversation with the beautiful Ming-Na Wen (Melinda May) and Brett Dalton (Grant Ward/Hive), followed by Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson) and Henry Simmons (Mack MacKenzie).

Grant was asked about “the dark Inhuman” known as Hiv, who is now in control of Grant’s body, and if there is anything of Grant still there including his personality. Grant responded with “Yes, that’s one of the interesting things about Hive, that he can only exist in a host’s body, and once he’s done that, he has access to those thoughts and memories.”Ming-Na replies with, “Oh Ward and May together?” Grant smiles and responds, “Oh he knows all about that, he replays that movie over and over, but he has Will’s memories, but this guy has been around for centuries.”

Ming-Na replies, “Oh Ward and May together?”Grant smiles and responds, “Oh he knows all about that, he replays that movie over and over, but he has Will’s memories, but this guy has been around for centuries.”

Grant smiles and responds, “Oh he knows all about that. He replays that movie over and over, but he has Will’s memories, but this guy has been around for centuries.”

Coulson took a darker turn in the mid-season finale in the way that he killed Ward, instead of leaving him on the planet. Gregg was if we would see the affects of that? Gregg channeled his inner Coulson and said, “He could have left Ward on the planet. As Coulson, I will say only, ‘Yeah,’ but several people have already come back from that planet. To me that wasn’t a locked and thrown away key. Look, you already see it on his face in the mid-season finale. You’ve seen kind of hints on it already. It’s a line he doesn’t cross and to me, it’s the difference between him and Nick Fury, especially the way they crafted him. [What] I find incredible is that he went from being a functioning company man to a guy who found out he had been lied to and dies, then was brought back against his will in a project he recommended no one ever use, and he had a very different feeling about keeping secrets from people, about what kind of director he would be.”

When asked which side they were on, Clark, who mentions he hasn’t seen the movie yet, said he feels Coulson would lean on the side of #TeamCap, and Henry said he feels Mack would be for the registration act, so #TeamStark.

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Growing up Chris watched a lot of the original Saturday morning cartoons and developed a love for arts and animation. Growing up he tried his hand at animation and eventually script writing, but even more his love of video games, anime and technology grew.