Interview with the Cast and Crew of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is back for its fifth season, and this time our heroes have traveled in space! Check out what the cast and crew had to saw about their new adventures below.

Hope for Mack and Elena?

Henry Simmons, who plays Mack, had a great deal to say about how the loss of his daughter Hope after experiencing her existence in the Framework would affect him going forward. “At some point Mack’s gonna hit the wall and have to face the reality of what just happened.” His realizations will change how he views survival and his life goals, “including [Elena] as well.”

Natalie Cordova-Buckley, who portrays Yo-Yo, previews how big of an asset her character will be on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. this season. Elena’s fight against injustice will continue in space, as well. “She’s up there whenever someone’s getting hurt; she’ll be the first one there. That’s part of what I love about that character.”

Are Fitzsimmons Cursed?

While Fitz is slow to appear in the first episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., show runners Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon assured fans that he would be back soon. “If you stick through the season…” Tancharoen teased. “Iain’s still on the show, it’ll be fine,” Whedon added cheerfully.

Iain De Caestecker had some very sweet words about his popular ship, as well. “The reason they’re not cursed is because… They find a way through it together.”

Specifically for Fitz himself, Tanchareon informed us that, “The fact that he was Leopold in the Framework and the things that he had done… Each alter identity in that world is derived from the person that you are, so him understanding that and being aware of that moving forward is something that will come into play.”

Coulson in Space?

Clark Gregg is used to his Coulson being the hero, but a new setting means he’s hit a bit of a reset button. “We’re in space and we don’t know where we are. There’s people who seem human and we don’t know if they are… And yet I think very quickly there are reasons to believe it’s a good thing we’re here.” The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. always find a way to help others, and it doesn’t hurt that they’ve got a few superpowers on their side..

Clark Gregg also noted that Phil and Melinda’s relationship would reset a bit after the Framework. “You can’t own territory we didn’t really walk down together,” he said wisely. But as producer Jeph Loeb added, “The heart wants what the heart wants.”

So does Coulson’s heart want Melinda? “We’re going into season five with some very big, terrifying fish to fry… And [Philinda] remains on the table.”

Mystery Man for Daisy?

Daisy’s still busy being a superhero which means “it’s been a really fun stunt season” for actress Chloe Bennet. “People who are into that kind of thing are going to be excited, because there’s a lot of new characters to fight and a lot of new settings.” One of those characters is newcomer Jeff Ward, who had a little more to stay about his costar.


Ward is playing the mysterious Deke on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and he took the time to describe his instant-yet-tumultuous connection with Daisy. “We immediately see a little bit of each other in the other person. And sometimes it makes for being really good teammates; sometimes it makes for butting heads. ”

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Friday nights at 8/7c in the US.

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