After the events of the Season Two finale of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,‘ we learned that Clark Gregg’s Director Phil Coulson would be assembling a new team of superpowered individuals. The first recruit was Skye AKA Daisy Johnson AKA Quake, so many believed this team to be the Secret Warriors, a Marvel Comics team created by Brian Michael Bendis, Jonathan Hickman, and Alex Maleev that served as Nick Fury’s superpowered agents when he couldn’t turn to the Avengers. Children or grandchildren of special individuals, this team was made up of people with the potential for great powers. When these powers manifested, Fury kept them hidden so that their enemies wouldn’t compromise them. But now that speculation can be laid to rest because the team has officially been confirmed to appear in Season Three of the first show set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Variety exclusively revealed the first teaser poster for the third season earlier today that featured the words “Secret Warriors” over the S.H.I.E.L.D. logo. The site went on to mention that this new team would be inspired by the characters that appeared in the comic series, except that they would all be new Inhumans like Skye.
With that description in mind, I’ll bet that Phobos (the son of Ares with the power to instill fear in others), Slingshot (the daughter of the Griffin that can run at superhuman speed and bounce back to where she started), and Hellfire (the grandson of the Phantom Rider who can charge items with fire) all have a pretty good chance of appearing in the series when it returns in the fall. Stonewall could be another possibility since he has a connection to the Absorbing Man, who has already been introduced in the show, but with a teleporter already on the show, I don’t see Manifold joining the team. Although with Luke Mitchell being promoted to a series regular recently, he might be a prime candidate to replace Eden Fesi in the MCU version of the team.
What do you think about the Secret Warriors entering the fray in ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’? Which team members do you hope will make the jump from the pages of Marvel Comics? And what do you think Skye’s status on Director Coulson’s other team is now that she’s lined up to lead this new team? Share your thoughts and theories in the comments below.
‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ starring Brett Dalton, Ming-Na Wen, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Adrianne Palicki, Chloe Bennet, and Clark Gregg airs on Tuesdays at 9:00pm on ABC.