Is ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Getting us Ready for an Inhuman Invasion?

by: S. Scott Stanikmas

Clark Gregg, the actor behind the immensely popular Agent Coulson from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and TV’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., recently talked about how the small screen not only continues the story from the movies but also sets up stories to ge fans hyped for going to see things on the big screen. And while Gregg was being interviewed by Comic Book Resources he let it be known that one of the next franchises to be put inot play will be the Inhumans.

Gregg, who himself is a pretty big fan of comic books, had this to say about the Inhumans, who are being introduced in the second half of Season Two:

“At least in the comics, the Inhumans, they’re a race of people who’ve been transformed. They’re mutants, more or less. I’ve always loved that part of the comics. They’re people who have evolved differently, and that generates a lot of fear. Some people want to annihilate them. Some people want to lock them up. Some people want to register them. Some of them become superheroes. Some of them become monsters. I find that particularly germane. Are we going to accept the people who are different, or are we going to try to wipe them out?”

It’s interesting that Gregg uses the term mutant in his interview. Seeing as how Fox owns the X-Men movie franchise, is this the MCU’s way of introducing an archtype to fill the void the mutants leave? Will Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron be introduced as Inhumans instead of just meta-powered beings?

And what does this mean for Skye, who was just shown to have powers in the midseason finale? Is she going to be classified as Inhuman now?

So many questions!! Last season was really hampered by tying in with Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The show seemed like it was treading water, barely doing anything while waiting for TWS to hit theaters so it could ramp up to a huge last quarter of the season. Hopefully they introduce the Inhumans and let the characters grow on the show before their big screen debut in 2018.