Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D‘s second season saw the team of now S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Phil Coulson go up against a group of Inhumans led by Jiaying, Skye’s (Chloe Bennet) mother. The war was short-lived, but it did not end without leaving a few casualties, and among them were Phil Coulson.
To save him form the supposedly deadly effects of the Terrigen Cyrstal, Agent Mack had to cut off the arm of Director Coulson in the finale episode of season two. In the final minutes of the season, Coulson was seen with one arm less.
Talking to Comic Book Resources, actor Clark Gregg talked about season 3, about his character, and the direction that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D will be taking.
“The thing about the Marvel Universe is, even if you don’t have a hand, you can rest assured, you’re going to get one,” he said, regarding what happened to Coulson’s hands. “I do know that he starts off with a kind of prosthetic, and I have a feeling it’s not the last prosthetic you’ll see.”
One of the new cast members for the upcoming season is Constance Zimmer, playing the role of the head of a mysterious government agency that also operates to pin down powered beings.
“I was lucky to be working with a new actor on a show today, Constance Zimmer,” he continued, “who I’m a huge fan of, and just to have that kind of meaty stuff to do with a really heavyweight actress like that, who’s as formidable as Coulson is, as far as I can tell already, it’s really a thrill. I love the way they write women. I love that that’s an envelope that they keep pushing. It seems to be at a certain point that all the most powerful characters in the Marvel Universe, and certainly on our show, are going to be women. And that works for me.”
The Secret Warriors form the comic books will also be introduced for the upcoming season. According to Marvel, the aftermath of the war with Jiaying will see Director Coulson search the world for more powered people and assemble a team that will deal with threats unlike the world has ever seen. Little did they know that they are not the only ones looking to track and gather these Inhumans.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns on ABC September 29.