Fans of Lou Diamond Phillips are going to be thrilled to learn that he has been taped by Marvel TV to direct an episode of the sixth season of Marvel’s ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’. Not only that, but to share the announcement a new piece of teaser art for the series has been released which looks to be inspired by ‘The Last Supper’ by Leonardo da Vinci. It is a fun little piece as can be seen above that has been done in the past by other shows such as ‘Battlestar Galactica.’ If this is a hint at an upcoming death and the show itself still having a seventh season in the works, it means we might be seeing the end of one of our major characters after having just lost Clark Gregg‘s Agent Coulson.
Speaking of Gregg, Phillips will be joining him, VFX supervisor Mark Kolpack, executive producer Garry Brown, and two others to handle the six-episode season.
As to Phillips directing the episode, this will be a bit of a ‘Stargate Universe’ reunion as the director had previously worked with Ming-Na Wen on the series. According to Phillips:
“I got the call when I was directing Fear of the Walking Dead down in Austin: ‘Would you direct an episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?’ ‘Yeah, done.’ Instant answer, because of the world, because it’s Marvel. It’s big. It’s comic-book stuff. It’s action. It’s mythology. It’s science-fiction. It’s all of that rolled into one. And of course, my old friend Ming-Na was on it. That’s crazy, that’s wonderful!”
Wen was quick to share how excited she was about working with Phillips again:
“When they told me he was directing, I was just so happy. We had so much fun [on Stargate], That was a very special two years for us up in Vancouver — for me, Lou, and the whole entire crew.”
We don’t know that much about the direction of the upcoming season at this time, but it might not be good news for Mack with him being showcased front and center.
Are you looking forward to the return of Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’? What do you think of the latest teaser image from the series? Do you think that Lou Diamond Phillips’s inclusion as a director may mean he’ll make a cameo on the show as well? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!
Source: Entertainment Weekly