Clark Gregg Discusses Bringing the Inhumans to Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

     January 19, 2015

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Marvel’s Inhumans movie doesn’t hit theaters until November 2, 2018, but thanks to the game-changing midseason finale of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. we’re going to get to explore this group of mutant-like superpowered individuals far sooner.  I won’t spoil the key details here, but if you aren’t caught up and want to know more, you can check out Evan’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. recap right here.  Otherwise, watch out, because we’ve got some quotes from Clark Gregg to share regarding what went down in “What They Become” and how the introduction of the Inhumans may affect the show.

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clark-gregg-agents-of-shieldHere’s what Gregg had to say when CBR asked about bringing superpowers into the mix more heavily than ever and how that affects the show:

“Hard to say. I don’t know yet. We haven’t shot enough that I really have a good answer for that. What I like about it is, it’s not your typical origin story. All along S.H.I.E.L.D. has kind of been about protecting people from what they don’t know about, which often means people who are on the index — people who have powers because they’ve been kind of mutated or given powers by technology or Hydra or various alien artifacts. Inhumans represents a different chapter.

At least in the comics, the Inhumans, they’re a race of people who’ve been transformed. They’re mutants, more or less. I’ve always loved that part of the comics. They’re people who have evolved differently, and that generates a lot of fear. Some people want to annihilate them. Some people want to lock them up. Some people want to register them. Some of them become superheroes. Some of them become monsters. I find that particularly germane. Are we going to accept the people who are different, or are we going to try to wipe them out?”

And now here’s where Gregg gets into the challenge of paving the way towards the Inhumans movie:

“I’m excited by it. I think the Inhumans is a big, cool part of the Marvel universe, a great story. And we’ll set up something. We’ll get to explore it. I’m glad they’re entrusting us with it, and I think that they’ll take what they’re going to do with it, and it will connect. And yet, we’ll have the freedom to kind of make our show be our show. I think our show’s working better this year because it is what it is. People are less asking me “When is Tony Stark going to show up?” And stopping me on the street really worried about Leo Fitz. What happens on our show has to work for our show, and if at some point in the future, because they always think of cool stuff, it becomes something that crosses over with the movie, fantastic.”

With Marvel making moves to ramp up the TV/movie connection, CBR also asked Gregg if he’s looking forward to bringing his character back to the big screen at some point:

“It’s funny: the membrane between me and the character is so thin, I really want to explain to the Avengers, that I didn’t just lie to them. So I would really like it for that reason, yes. But I’m having an awfully good time where I am.”

Sadly I stopped watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. after season 1.  I’ve been hoping to find the time to catch up for a while, but now that the show launched the Inhumans, it feels more like a necessity that I do so so that I can enjoy the MCU and TV universe to the fullest.  Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is due to return in March.

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