Marvel's cinematic universe has been growing on television both on ABC (with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter) as well as on Netflix with Daredevil and the rest of The Defenders. While the Netflix side is newer, Marvel's TV universe is going strong on ABC with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. set to enter its third season this fall, and Agent Carter to return for a second outing.
While Marvel Studios won't be appearing at San Diego Comic-Con this summer for its usual Hall H madness, Marvel TV is making sure its agents will be present. Both of its ABC shows, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter, will host a panel at SDCC to be moderated by Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb.
ScreenCrush is reporting that cast and producers of both Agents series will appear for a panel in Ballroom 20 on Friday July 10th at 3PM. For Agent Carter, the show's stars Hayley Atwell and James D'Arcy will appear with executive producers Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas, Chris Dingess, and Louis D’Esposito.
Additionally, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stars Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain de Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge will appear along with recently promoted series regulars Henry Simmons, Adrianne Palicki, Nick Blood and Luke Mitchell. Executive producers Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen and Jeff Bell will also represent Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. at SDCC.
Agent Carter seems to have a smaller presence than its fellow Marvel show at the panel, likely because its second season won’t premiere until early 2016. Perhaps the cast and producers can talk about what fans can expect from the longer season.
On the other hand, since Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 3 is set to premiere this fall, the show will likely have more to present, either in terms of footage or information about what fans can expect. The season 2 finale left viewers with quite a few questions - not the least of which is the future of Henstridge’s character, Jemma Simmons. Although the cast and producers assuredly won’t be able to give straight answers for many of these questions, they may be able to expand upon the larger story arcs of season 3.
The finale hinted at storyline focused on Skye’s Secret Warriors, so perhaps the executive producers could provide some insight into how that will be developed. Or, with various other storylines expected to develop in season 3, including the potential of a lot more Inhumans undergoing Terrigenesis, there is plenty for the cast and producers to talk about.
That being said, no matter what Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter bring to Comic-Con this year, Marvel fans will surely enjoy the presence of at least one part of the MCU - even if it’s not in Hall H.
The Marvel TV comic-con panel featuring Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter will be held in Ballroom 20 on Friday July 10th @3PM.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns for season 3 on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 @9PM on ABC. Agent Carter returns for season 2 in early 2016.