The last few years have seen the premiere of multiple television series based on comic book superheroes: Arrow and The Flash on The CW, Gotham on FOX, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter on ABC, as well as Daredevil on Netflix. Even more shows are set to debut, such as Netflix’s Jessica Jones, CBS’s Supergirl and CW’s Legends of Tomorrow, not to mention the number of other projects in development like Marvel’s Most Wanted at ABC.
As for the returning series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 3 will continue to explore its Inhumans storyline that was introduced last year, as well as begin building the Secret Warriors plot. Meanwhile, The Flash will deal with the fallout from its season 1 finale, introduce the multiverse and add new speedsters to the cast. Now, new posters for these series tease the upcoming seasons of comic book superheroes on TV.
The official Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Twitter released the new poster (below) for the show’s season 3 premiere next week, which will return fans to Phil Coulson’s (Clark Gregg) new S.H.I.E.L.D. The team will be tracking Inhumans created by the widespread release of Terrigen crystals in the season 2 finale, but another organization – the ATCU – will also be searching for powered individuals.
Though the text of the poster teases the upcoming Inhumans storyline on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the focus seems to be on Daisy Johnson a.k.a. Quake (Chloe Bennet), whose hand is featured cracking the S.H.I.E.L.D. logo. After learning her true identity as an Inhuman during season 2, Daisy will step up to help Coulson lead the Secret Warriors in season 3 – with an upgraded costume to fit her new (and larger) role.
Of course, Daisy isn’t the only Inhuman to be featured in the upcoming season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; Lincoln Campbell (Luke Mitchell) will return and be a part of Coulson and Daisy’s team. Additionally, Marvel Comics villain Lash (Matthew Willig) and new Inhuman Joey (Juan Pablo Raba) have also joined the cast for season 3. Though multiple Inhumans left or were killed at the end of season 2, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. seems to be keeping a hefty number in its core cast.
The official Twitter for The Flash released the new poster (below) for the show’s second season, which premieres on The CW in two weeks, along with the tagline “You’re getting warmer.” The Flash’s new season will introduce two new heroes in the form of Jay Garrick (Teddy Sears) and Wally West (Keiynan Lonsdale). Plus the villains Zoom (Tony Todd) and Atom Smasher (Adam “Edge” Copeland) will both be headed to Central City.
The season 2 poster offers a more detailed look at Barry Allen’s (Grant Gustin) new Flash suit that was unveiled at Comic Con International in San Diego this summer. Aside from the white emblem, though, the new costume looks largely the same.
The most notable aspect of the new image is the fact that Barry’s suit is smoking. This could be a nod to Barry’s new lightning powers, which have been teased in promos for season 2 as giving the speedster’s typical yellow lightning a blue tint. However, whether the smoke is referencing Barry’s new powers or simply his speed remains to be seen, and fans will have to wait until season 2 of The Flash premieres to find out.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 3 premieres Tuesday, September 29th at 9:00 p.m. ET on ABC. Agent Carter season 2 is expected to air during the mid-season break in early 2016.
The Flash season 2 premieres Tuesday, October 6 at 8pm ET; Season 4 of Arrow debuts Wednesday October 7 at 8pm ET; Legends of Tomorrow begins in 2016.