Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be getting a slight retool next season, making it much more about superheroes. Following closely on the events of the second season finale, Marvel today announced that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season three will be bringing in the Secret Warriors from Marvel comics.
The critically acclaimed comic series that ran from 2009-2011 followed a group of superpowered people, assembled by S.H.I.E.L.D. leader Nick Fury to secretly battle threats ranging from a revitalized HYDRA to alien invaders. Of course, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) is out as head of S.H.I.E.L.D. following the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) now leads the agency as an underground strike team on the ABC series, and so it is that he’ll be heading up the effort to recruit superpowered agents.
Many elements linked to Secret Warriors have already made their way into the films, notably the return of HYDRA; however, season two of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which introduced Marvel’s Inhumans well in advance of the film planned for July, 2019, confirmed that Chloe Bennet’s Skye is actually Daisy Johnson, known as Quake in the comics. In the comics, Johnson was second in command of Secret Warriors.
Marvel will be sounding the bell for the new storyline during San Diego Comic-Con 2015. All week long, “S.H.I.E.L.D. ambassadors” will search the convention for dedicated fans, rewarding some of them with limited edition Secret Warriors Pins. More details about what this means for the next season will be revealed during the show’s official panel, happening Friday, July 10 from 3:00–4:15 PM in Ballroom 20. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season three premiers on ABC September 29, 2015.