Normally when a convention has the pleasure of hosting the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a panel, it’s all anyone can talk about afterwards. However, the House of Ideas opted not to bring their film division to San Diego Comic-Con this year, but True Believers weren’t left with nothing. Marvel Television stepped up and brought ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ and ‘Agent Carter’ with them. And while there weren’t any earth-shattering revelations, we did learn a little bit more what Director Phil Coulson and his crew will be up against during season three of the popular ABC series.
After the group behind Peggy Carter’s upcoming 10-episode Hollywood adventure reminisced about the fun they had shooting their first season, Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb introduced Clark Gregg, Luke Mitchell, Henry Simmons, Nick Blood, Adrianne Palicki, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, and Chloe Bennet to talk about their relationships on and off screen. Following the Q&A, they showed a video from the show’s writer’s room featuring showrunners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tanchoren. There was a lot to take in like a tease of Jemma Simmons being “already very dead” and a cameo from fallen fan favorite Antoine “Tripp” Triplett asking to come back to the show.
But the big news came at the very end when Loeb sneakily revealed that the Secret Warriors wouldn’t be the only characters making the jump from the pages of Marvel Comics when ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ returns. The Inhuman known as Lash will also pop up on the show to cause some trouble for Coulson, Skye AKA Daisy Johnson AKA Quake, and their respective teams.
Created by Matt Fraction, Charles Soule, and Joe Maduiera during last year’s ‘Inhumanity’ event that saw the Terrigen Mists released worldwide to activate dormant genes and create new Inhumans, the native of the hidden Inhuman city of Orollan, Greenland with the ability to absorb and expel energy made it his mission to find everyone affected by Black Bolt’s Terrigen Bomb and judge whether the new Inhumans are worthy of their new abilities. While I don’t see the Terrigen Bomb storyline coming with him since that seems like something the MCU might tackle down the line, it should be easy to adapt the whole judgmental aspect of Lash to ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ in Phase Three, especially if the Secret Warriors are rumored to be made up of presumably recently uncovered Inhumans.
Unfortunately, no casting was announced for the role of Lash, but as pre-production rolls on, it’s very possible that we’ll get a name in the coming months depending on how big of a part he’ll play in the season. It’s possible that he won’t even come into play until after the mid-season break. If that’s the case, then the actor reveal might be saved for New York Comic Con in the fall. In any case, while we anxiously await the details regarding Lash’s MCU debut, share your thoughts about the latest addition to ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ in the comment section and check out the SDCC panel in it’s entirety below:
Source: Comic Book Resources