IGN paid a visit to the set of ABC and Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD and spoke with the cast about the recent LMD story.
Showrunner Jed Whedon offered, “When you start the L.M.D. pod, you’re like, what are all the things we could do? You don’t want to do the ones that have been done, and you don’t want to leave any on the table. We had an idea early of what are the bombs you can drop with this and how do we subvert those expectations. It’s the zombie movie moment of, ‘Which of us is a zombie? We all are.’ That was a moment we knew we wanted to have early on. We knew we wanted that to be our jumping off point.”
Chole Bennett, who plays Daisy Johnson/Quake, teased, “The last seven episodes are by far going to be some of my favorite of the whole series because it’s really going to reward fans who have been with us from the beginning, and it’s really fun.”
Phil Coulson himself, actor Clark Gregg hinted that Hydra “will surprise the crap out of people” in a return. Likewise, Whedon suggested what I’ve been waiting to hear: the Gravitonium (and hopefully Franklin Hall) will return. “We would not be doing our jobs as well as we could if we left that unanswered,” Whedon explained. “We move so fast and we move past stuff, but when you get that thing that you care about called back to, there’s a reward there that you deserve. For us, it’s fun to play in that world. These were conversations that we were obsessed with and that we bent our minds into pretzels over two years ago.”
Here’s hoping we get not only the return of Ghost Rider, as previously teased, but Deathlok as well. After all, a fully super-powered villain like Graviton and a surprise Hydra re-emergence will take all hands on deck.