Although Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. largely struggled to find its footing within the Marvel Cinematic Universe in its first season, the series locked into place following its tie-in episode with Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Then in season 2, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. took a step forward by introducing the mythology of the Inhumans and revealed Skye (Chloe Bennet) to be Marvel Comics character Daisy Johnson a.k.a. Quake.
Moving into season 3, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will further develop their Inhumans storyline, introduce another government agency that will be tracking the superpowered individuals and establish the Secret Warriors team led by Daisy and S.H.I.E.L.D. director Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg). Now, with only a few weeks left before season 3 begins, the first teaser trailer for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has introduced the Rise of Inhumans.
Yahoo TV debuted the trailer with an introduction from Gregg and Bennet (above), which teases an upcoming threat that is "beyond belief." Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), Bobbi a.k.a. Mockingbird (Adrianne Palicki), Mack (Henry Simmons), Hunter (Nick Blood) and Lincoln (Luke Mitchell) all make an appearance in the trailer helping S.H.I.E.L.D. deal with the Inhumans - though Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) and May (Ming-Na Wen) are noticeably absent.
The trailer largely focuses on the Secret Warriors team, led by Daisy (who has officially dropped the name "Skye"), as they deal with the events of the season 2 finale. Last year, Jiaying's attack resulted in the distribution of Terrigen crystals around the world, which presumably led to many Inhumans undergoing Terrigenesis. According to the synopsis, when season 3 begins, Daisy's team will be handling the fallout and those Inhumans "who cannot yet control nor understand their powers." In fact, the final shot of the teaser features a shadowed look at a character from the comics: the Inhuman Lash (Matthew Willig).
Though it's unclear if Lash is the threat the trailer refers to as "beyond belief," he could certainly prove to be a danger to those newly-transformed Inhumans that S.H.I.E.L.D. wishes to protect. In the comics, Lash travels the world looking for Inhumans that transformed without permission and judges their worthiness, disintegrating those he deems unworthy. If Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. follows a similar storyline with his character, he could prove to be a great threat not only to S.H.I.E.L.D.'s mission but Daisy herself.
That being said, the trailer indicates there will be plenty of other Inhumans for S.H.I.E.L.D. to deal with in season 3, and perhaps teased the new government agency, the ATCU (Advanced Threat Containment Unit). Additionally, Lincoln's line about how Mack should be afraid of him teases some tension within the team that will likely arise between the human and Inhuman members. Plus, it seems Daisy has come into her powers, though they aren't demonstrated within the trailer.
Of course, the trailer doesn't tease everything set to come in season 3 - the mystery of Simmons and May's future with the team aren't mentioned. Constance Zimmer (UnREAL), who will play the so-far-unnamed leader of the ATCU, and Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), who is seeking to rebuild Hydra, also do not appear in the teaser. For insight into these story threads, it appears viewers will have to wait for another trailer or the season 3 premiere of the show.
What do you think of the teaser trailer for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 3? Are you looking forward to seeing more Inhumans? Let us know in the comments!
Season 3 of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premieres Tuesday, September 29 at 9:00 PM ET on ABC. Agent Carter will air season 2 in early 2016. Daredevil is currently available on Netflix. Jessica Jones premieres in Fall 2015, followed by Luke Cage and Daredevil season 2 in 2016.
Source: Yahoo TV