AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D Cast Reveal Intriguing Details About Season 3

At ABC's recent 2015 summer TV press tour party, Zap2it managed to catch up with some of the cast members of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. While they're only currently shooting the second episode of the season, they already had plenty of details to share with the site.

Here's some of the things talked about:

There’s going to be a big time jump

A decent amount of time will pass between the end of Season 2 and the beginning of Season 3 — so much so that much of Coulson’s SHIELD team will have come to terms with Simmons being missing. All but the obvious member, of course.

“There’s a big time jump. I feel like everyone’s almost come to terms with it in their own way, except for Fitz,” Bennet explains during a small group interview.

Henstridge says, “It’s Fitz’s mission to get Simmons back. It’s a solo mission. What happened was so crazy and there was no trace of her, that what do you do? She disappeared into this rock that goes to liquid sometimes, but we don’t know why and we don’t know when. I think that the whole team has tried and nothing has worked, so at some point you have to go, ‘She’s gone, we have to move on.’ But Fitz refuses to do that. I don’t blame them, but I’m kind of mad. [laughs]”

Daisy and Mack are the new dynamic duo

Bennet will be working with Henry Simmons’ character Mack “a lot more” as they become partners trying to track down Inhumans. “We’re a lot more comfortable around each other this year. It’s like Mulder and Scully, it’s really cool,” she says.

Henstridge notes, “Mack’s always been a bit of a skeptic, so him teamed with Daisy’s very interesting because Daisy’s very gung-ho and gives it a try and very ballsy. So their dynamic is really fun. They’ve got very fun scenes together. They play off each other very well.”

Simmons’ destination surprised the cast

Henstridge and Bennet already know what happened to Jemma Simmons, and neither of them expected “Agents of SHIELD” to go in this direction.

“It’s so much bigger than I thought it would be. What it is, I thought about it and was like, ‘How would they do that? How would they film that?’ I just dismissed everything in the realm of this idea,” Henstridge explains. “It’s very cool. It’s very cool.”

“I didn’t guess it,” Bennet says. “I was like, oh, OK, we’re going there. That’s happening now. It will be good.”

Season 3 is ‘less about Hydra’

With no Brett Dalton at the ABC party to tease Ward’s Hydra storyline, the rest of the cast did their best to offer hints about where that plot thread is going. Gregg calls Season 3 a “very different ball game” and says “it’s less about Hydra.”

Henstridge elaborates: “Hydra’s different this time. It’s been completely dismantled, and Ward’s kind of taking it on. He’s got huge scores to settle and nothing to lose, so he’s a very dangerous character.”

That being said, she doesn’t think he’s stressing seemingly being separated from the rest of the core cast. “I think Brett is having a good time out there, and he’ll come back to the fold sooner or later I’m sure,” she says.

Daisy is getting a new wardrobe

When asked how she thinks fans will cope with Skye’s transition to Daisy in the time between Seasons 2 and 3, Bennet says she thinks “the hair cut and the new wardrobe” will win people over. That’s right, Daisy’s getting a new outfit, and Bennet teases it’s a riff of the one from the comics.

Admitting it’s something that’s “very difficult to go to the bathroom in” — “They like to limit me from going to the bathroom as much as possible on the show” — Bennet explains, “It’s a really cool outfit, and I hope fans of Daisy Johnson and Quake are really happy with it because we tried to do a nice blend of TV version and comic book version.”

Constance Zimmer’s new character is a good match for Coulson

Gregg teases that one of his biggest challenges in Season 3 is “How do I keep up with an actor as good as Constance Zimmer?” but offers little new info about her character, who is described as the “head of a mysterious new government agency.”

“She’s a potent … I wouldn’t say doppelganger, but she’s definitely got a lot in common with Coulson,” he says. “She represents a character who’s not someone he comes across every day, who has more in common with him than most other people do.”

Daisy isn’t torn between SHIELD and Inhumans, but Lincoln is

Lincoln isn’t adjusting to a post-Jiaying world as easily as Daisy is. Though Bennet says her character is “as loyal to the Inhumans as she is to SHIELD. She’s really about making them work together. It’s about making it a collaborative effort,” Lincoln is taking it a bit harder.

“[Lincoln] feels differently about what he thinks Inhumans’ part should be in society. It’s going to be a little struggle between both of them to come to terms with what they both think about how Inhumans’ roles in society should be,” Bennet says. “But then, you know, there’s obviously an attraction there and I know they both like each other, so I think that may get in the way.”

Mitchell leans into the romance hints heavier, teasing, “I think it’s really interesting teaming Mack and Daisy because, especially from my character’s point of view, Mack’s the character who knocked Lincoln out at the end of the [season], and obviously Daisy and Lincoln have a bit of chemistry going on, so it’s kind of interesting them heading up this team and potentially trying to recruit my character. … Throwing another [Inhuman] in the mix would be really interesting, especially if there’s a thing going on between Daisy and Lincoln. They’ll [the SHIELD team] be like, ‘WTF?'”

Click the link down below to learn more about season 3!
In the aftermath of SHIELD’s battle with Jiaying and the Inhumans, Director Coulson (Clark Gregg) will search the world for more powered people and assemble an extraordinary new team to deal with threats unlike the world has ever seen. However, the Agents of SHIELD will soon find out they’re not the only ones tracking down these new Inhumans.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns to ABC on Tuesday, September 29 at 9 p.m.

Source: Zap2it

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