Learn how SFX/prosthetic artist Brian Penikas transformed our actors into villainous Kree leaders!

It’s not easy being blue!

Watch how SFX/prosthetic artist Brian Penikas transforms Dominic Rains into the villainous Kasius above and Florence Faivre into the deadly Kree warrior Sinara below. Don’t miss Kasius and Sinara in a brand new episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” this Friday at 9:00 PM ET on ABC!

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Watch Gregg's 'Mini Marvel Movie' this Friday on ABC at 9|8c!

As we near the 100th episode, another “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” milestone is on the horizon. Clark Gregg, aka Agent Phil Coulson, will his “S.H.I.E.L.D” and Marvel Cinematic Universe debut this Friday in a brand new episode.

The talented star took time to talk to Marvel.com about directing his very own “mini Marvel movie” in episode 506 titled “Fun & Games.”

Marvel.com: Hi Clark, I know the idea of you directing an episode was floated or offered in past seasons by EPs Jed and Mo. What drew you to this season or story arc that made you feel now was the right time for your ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ directorial debut?

Clark Gregg: It just felt so daunting. I’m not sure if, in the past, they really…. They just asked, “What do you think? Is this something you want to do?” I said, “I’m not sure I do.”

I find the process of just doing my work pretty all-consuming for the most part. The idea that I would be prepping and acting during one episode, directing and acting during another episode, and editing and acting during a third episode…. You’re talking about five weeks of double duty. The thought was daunting.

They finally pushed a little bit at this season. It seemed like time. I guess, honestly, I started going, “Oh, stop being such a chicken. You’ll be fine.” It had been so different from what I’ve done. It’s weird to step outside of your comfort zone around family. It was a silly thing to be so cognizant about. It ended up being, everyone was so incredible in terms of the way they everyone showed up and supported me. I was really moved.

Marvel.com: Speaking of the difficulties of performing doing double duty, did your cast mates and close friends simplify the process since you knew exactly what you need to draw from their performances?

Clark Gregg: Well, yes and no. Yes, in that I certainly had a shorthand with them about what we want to try to do, ways the script could give us a chance to push us into new territory. They all also have deep and interesting ideas that helped me. I got to play a different role and dig in together and collaborate with them in a way someone who isn’t….

I didn’t see this coming, but someone who isn’t a fellow cast member might not as easily be able to. It’s two actors agreeing to let one of the actors also direct and try to explore together the moments of the scene. That’s very unusual. One by one, everybody came to me and said, “I’m in. What do you want to do? Let’s try it.” I was really moved by that.

Also, I was blown away to see what a lot of the other departments I don’t get to work with, the amazing work they do — from the set deck to the props to all the preparation that goes into every episode.

Marvel.com: TV is very different from film. You’ve written screenplays. You’ve produced and directed features. Is TV directing something you’d want to do more of in the future?

Clark Gregg: Yeah, in the right context, there were a lot of things that were particularly rewarding. I got to do some incredible, big moments that we’ve been waiting for all season. Or in the case of some of these moments, for four seasons. That was fun! I don’t want to do it in general, but there were things about it that were fun to do on my [episode] that I didn’t necessarily foresee how rewarding it would be. I came away thinking, “What was I waiting on? That was really cool and I hope I get to do it again some time.”

Marvel.com: This episode in particular was extremely dynamic. Did you feel comfortable handling the action, the intense moments I can’t list, the martial arts, and the romance this whole episode entailed?

Clark Gregg: On the one hand, I’ve been watching. I work with a lot of the directors. I’ve worked with the action unit that Garry Brown, Tanner and those guys run. For 100 episodes, I’ve got a lot of experience, and I’ve done it from the inside. I had a lot of bonuses going in. That said, they’ve got such an incredible ability, everyone from the Visual Effects department to the Stunts, I’ve talked about the actors. In a big episode, and we’ve had big episodes before like this, they all know how to do it in a way that puts the value on the screen quickly.

They all made this very easy for me. They were able to take the ideas that I had, the things I had always wanted to try, if I ever got to direct one, and make it fit in the mold of what they do effortlessly.

Marvel.com: With sci-fi element of this season taking our agents and the show in such a new direction and as we near the 100th episode, has there been anything you had always wanted to see happen on the show – not just storyline, but perhaps something visual or tone-wise – that you’d like to see ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ pursue?

Clark Gregg: Every time I think of something I want to see them do, it’s in the next script. It’s a little weird. I’ve said it before, but I never thought, when we started this 103 episodes ago, that I was going to get to do five or six different shows. They were completely reinvented; we got to do pods, and have LMDS and then here’s Ghost Rider. And now we’re in a sci-fi movie that I always wanted to be in. They’ve taken these groups of characters and bringing them in all these different pockets of the Marvel Universe that the movies haven’t explored necessarily, and using characters that’s just outside the field of vision of most cinematic fans. Milking every bit of it, and then BAM! tearing it all apart. Now we’re somewhere in space. As Henry’s character says in the first episode [of this season], “Well, it’s the one thing we haven’t done yet.” But it’s not! They’re going to come up with something else; I don’t know what it will be yet.

Marvel.com: Lastly, you’ve been such a consistent part of the Marvel Universe. What have some of the most surprising responses you’ve gotten to being Coulson?

Clark Gregg: The fact that Coulson called on it all from the start, a guy in an ill-fitting suit chasing Gwyneth Paltrow around in “Iron Man.” The fact that fans have connected with this guy makes a lot of sense in retrospect because he’s them – he’s their avatar. The way, the depth, and the duration in which the fans connected with him, they wouldn’t let him die. There’s just something about who he is and what he stands for that resonates, and continues to resonates, in a way I have trouble making sense of.

I went to do press for our European fans over the break in Portugal, and to see this huge mob of Portuguese and Spanish fans who want to talk about the Kree and what Kasius is thinking. Then to go to Italy, I was in a canal in Venice and all these tourists hanging over the bridge calling out in their languages “Phil! Phil!” I was like, “God, there’s something about this guy that people really connect to. It’s a real gift.

To hear more from Clark Gregg, watch Clark chat with Ryan on his turn as director on a brand new episode of This Week in Marvel:

And if you can’t get enough, listen to the full interview on Soundcloud or download the special episode.

Watch Clark Gregg’s S.H.I.E.L.D. directorial debut on a brand new episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” tomorrow at 9|8c on ABC!

For more information on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” visit ABC.com, follow @AgentsofSHIELD on Twitter, and like “Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on Facebook for all the latest news and updates!

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Download Ep. 66 to hear from Nick Blood about his buddy cop bromance with Iain DeCaestecker!

***SPOILER ALERT: Don’t listen in if you haven’t seen the most recent episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”!***

In the latest episode of “This Week in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” we chat with actor Nick Blood about his return to the series as Lance Hunter, his buddy-cop bromance with Iain DeCaestecker, Star Wars, what Hunter and Bobbi are up to, and more!

Download episode #66 of “This Week in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” from Marvel.com! Catch new episodes of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on a new night and time, Fridays at 9:00 PM ET on ABC.

Go behind-the-scenes of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” with a new podcast series for the hit show on ABC! Every week we’ll talk with a different member of the cast and production crew as well as Executive Producers examining the twists and turns of the most recent episode, as well as taking a look at the creation process behind this exciting series! Don’t miss “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Fridays at 9:00 p.m. ET on ABC, and catch a new episode of “This Week in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” right here every Wednesday!

For more information on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” visit ABC.com, follow @AgentsofSHIELD on Twitter, and like “Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on Facebook for all the latest news and updates!

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Watch a brand new episode of 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' TONIGHT at 9|8c on ABC!

Lance Hunter is back on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”!

The former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent returns in tonight’s brand new episode of the ABC series. We learn what Fitz has been up to while our Coulson and his team is stranded somewhere on Earth 74 years into the future. In the episode titled “Rewind,” nothing will stop Fitz from finding his teammates who vanished without a trace. Check out the clip above to see Lance Hunter coming to Fitz’s aid!

Marvel.com had the opportunity to chat with Nick Blood about reprising his role and his real-life friendship with Iain De Caestecker:

Marvel.com: What was it like when you heard from the team that they wanted you to come back for Season 5?

Nick Blood: There’s been a lot of talk about it. Jed and Maurissa had said a few times that they had a few ideas. I actually heard via Iain first, even though he wasn’t meant to. He kind of told me this is what they’re planning and stuff. We were both excited to get the chance to do a whole episode together. It was just nice to be back amongst all the crew, who are a great bunch of people, who make the show such an enjoyable experience to be a part of. And to just hang out with my mate for a couple of weeks, acting together was a lot of fun.

Marvel.com: In previous seasons, Hunter didn’t have a lot of one-on-one time with Fitz. What was it like getting to explore their dynamic together in this episode?

Nick Blood: We haven’t had a great bit of opportunity to work solely together. We’re such good friends off-screen that it was a joy, really. We were really excited to spend that time together and have some fun and just bounce off of each other. I think the showrunners probably knew that about us off-screen and felt like they could have some fun and infuse a buddy cop vibe to it.

Marvel.com: What was it like to get back into character?

Nick Blood: It was a real laugh. A lot of your enjoyment of it is when you’re having a joke with the crew. It’s always a good crack playing the part and I did get to test out that new dynamic with Fitz. It’s not exactly the same Fitz as Hunter knew before. It was fun discovering that. You slip into it pretty quickly, pretty easy, playing him again.

Watch Lance Hunter’s return on a brand new episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” tonight at 9|8c on ABC!

For more information on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” visit ABC.com, follow @AgentsofSHIELD on Twitter, and like “Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on Facebook for all the latest news and updates!

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Megan Thomas Bradner discusses the program and first piece commemorating Season One.

As the fifth season of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” takes Coulson and team to uncharted territory, our agents are about to tackle another milestone together – its 100th episode! To celebrate this “S.H.I.E.L.D.” and Marvel Television milestone, Marvel has kicked off a “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Road to 100” art program with the release of the first art piece.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Road to 100” art program will feature five posters, in total, to celebrate the first 100 episodes. Each poster will represent key pivotal moments of each season. Fans of the Marvel Television series can collect the art pieces with adapted comic book variant covers for Marvel’s upcoming March titles. Take a look at the first piece by artist Dale Keown below.

Marvel.com had the opportunity to talk to Megan Thomas Bradner, VP, Development and Production, Live Action at Marvel TV about the program and the Season One art piece by Keown.

Marvel.com: What inspired the “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Road to 100” program?

Megan Thomas Bradner: We were inspired to commemorate “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” reaching 100 episodes through the medium where all things Marvel started – comics.  In this era of short orders and cancelled-before-they-leave-the-starting-gate, it’s quite a feat to reach 100 episodes, and it felt special enough to share with the fans that got us here.  By working with some of our favorite comic artists, we felt we could show a large variety of meaningful moments and the characters that helped get us to a 100.

Marvel.com: The Keown piece highlights four key moments and several key players. Can you share the significance of each scene depicted?

Megan Thomas Bradner: These moments are pulled from Season One, and in their own way, were turning points that upended expectations of the series.  In the first panel, pulled from the first ever episode, there’s the moment Coulson and Ward pulled Skye from her van. Initially at odds, this would bring S.H.I.E.L.D. and the agent who would become Daisy Johnson together.

Depicted on the bottom of the artwork is Coulson at the Guest House, the secret S.H.I.E.L.D. facility, where he discovered how he survived the Battle of New York was the T.A.H.I.T.I. program and a drug from…a half-dissected alien corpse.

The center of the art piece showcases the moment when the until-then straight-arrow Agent Grant Ward reveals himself to be a traitor to S.H.I.E.L.D. as he shoots and kills Victoria Hand.

The last scene, on the right panel, is one of our favorites from the Season One finale. Fitz and Simmons had been stranded at the bottom of the ocean and were rapidly running out of oxygen. They had only been colleagues and friends, but in an effort to save Simmons, Fitz gave her the last remaining oxygen and declared his love for her – this signifies just the start of their tortured journey through the seasons.

These are all moments that have had a lasting impact on the show today.

Marvel.com: Megan, you’ve been a part of “S.H.I.E.L.D.” since day one. What has it been like to see all the fan reception the past five years? From its first conception to the series we see today?

Megan Thomas Bradner: It’s been gratifying to see the outpouring of love for the show and the characters. Jeff [Bell], Jed [Whedon] and Maurissa [Tancharoen] are behind everything that our fans love about the show. They’ve managed to weave something that’s funny, sad, wonderful and beautiful, all at once.

To see our cast grow in their roles has also been a treat—Clark Gregg is our fearless leader off- and on- set. It still amazes me to see Ming-Na Wen transform from a gregarious ray of sunshine into a stoic warrior every episode.  I’ve enjoyed watching Iain [De Caestecker] and Elizabeth [Henstridge] take these two cute scientist sidekicks and turn them into a great love story that simultaneously breaks your heart and makes you cheer.

It was amazing to see Brett Dalton play good, bad and everything in between. Then, to be joined by Henry Simmons and Natalia Cordova-Buckley, who make me laugh and say every line I want to yell at the TV before I can.   And then there’s Chloe Bennet, who became a super hero before our very eyes when she became Daisy Johnson a.k.a. Quake. I’m sure in 5-10 years, we’ll be seeing the effect her character had on a whole generation of young girls who grew up with S.H.I.E.L.D. on TV. This “Road to 100” project commemorates these creators, the actors, the characters and a hundred amazing stories.

The 100th episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” will air Friday, March 9 at 9|8c on ABC. Catch Season Five at its new night and time, Fridays at 9|8c!

For more information on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” visit ABC.com, follow @AgentsofSHIELD on Twitter, and like “Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on Facebook for all the latest news and updates!

 

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The digital series was nominated twice in the Short Form New Media Adapted category.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot” has received two nominations from the Writers Guild of America for their annual WGA Awards. The digital series received two of the four nominations in the category Short Form New Media Adapted.

The episode “John Hancock” (written by James C. Oliver & Sharla Oliver) was nominated by the WGA, as was the finale installment, “Justicia” (written by Mark Leitner).

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot” takes place shortly before the beginning of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Season 4. The digital series features Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez, an Inhuman with the ability to move at super-speed. As a person with powers, she must sign the Sokovia Accords. However, the restrictions of the Accords are in direct conflict with a personal mission she’s desperate to fulfill, one that will test her abilities and will include tense encounters with S.H.I.E.L.D. team members.

The WGA Awards will be held on February 11.

You can watch all six episodes of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot” now on ABC.com or YouTube.

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Find out how the Kree have a played a part throughout 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' history!

By: Jenn Fujikawa and Christine Dinh

Every Thursday, we look back at how the last five years of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” influenced this past week’s episode. 

The beginning of Season Five of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. took viewers to unfamiliar territory. Our agents escaped the Framework, battled Life Model Decoys, and crossed paths with Ghost Rider, only to find themselves, with the exception of Fitz, transported onboard a station—in space!

As they come into contact with the vessel’s inhabitants, it becomes abundantly clear that something has gone terribly awry. Not only do they have to fend off vrellnexians “roaches,” but they come to learn humanity is at the mercy of Kree soldiers and their military governor, Kasius.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the Kree in “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..” In Season 1, we learned Phil Coulson was resurrected after facing Loki at Battle of New York in Marvel Studios “The Avengers” after being treated with Project T.A.H.I.T.I. serum, GH.325, derived from a blue alien corpse, with abilities to promote advanced cellular regeneration. Eagle-eyed viewers will recall the flashback to Agent Peggy Carter retrieving that very blue alien corpse. In Ep. 14 “T.A.H.I.T.I.,” that very serum saves Skye’s life, without any consequence or side effects that Coulson endured, signaling she’s not quite a normal. In the following episode, Ep. 15 “Yes Men,” Lady Sif mentions the Kree as one of blue-colored species she has met on her travels.

Throughout “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” the Kree have been present—the Diviner, Hive summoning of Kree Reapers, the Monolith, and now culminating on the Lighthouse under the heel of the Kree ideology of a life earned, a life spent.

The Kree, a scientifically and technologically-advanced race of blue-skinned humanoids from the planet Hala, play a big part in Marvel history, not only in the comics, but in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Kree first appeared in FANTASTIC FOUR #65 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Over on the big screen, who can forget Ronan the Accuser in Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy” and his mission to end the Xandarians and their Nova Corps?

In Season 2, Ep. 12 “Who You Really Are,” Vin-Tak, a Kree sent to Earth to track down who activated the Diviner, revealed to Lady Sif and our Agents the true origin of the Inhumans—genetic experiments performed by Kree Reapers in hopes of creating bio-weapons. The Kree left Earth thinking these “genetic abominations” would die off on their own.

The Kree’s large mistrust and disgust of the Inhumans stemmed from Hive, an Inhuman who was supposed to lead the race for the Kree but who ultimately gained too much power and rebelled against them instead. You can thank the Kree for the Monolith and the earliest iteration of HYDRA, but that look back is for another time.

Catch more Kree action in new episodes of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Fridays at 9:00 PM ET on ABC. Not only that, keep an eye out for the Kree’s prominent role in the upcoming Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel.”

For a look at more references in S.H.I.E.L.D. history, check Marvel.com every Thursday for “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Throwback Thursday. Don’t forget to follow @AgentsofSHIELD on Twitter and like “Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on Facebook!

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Download Ep. 64 to hear from EPs Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen!

***SPOILER ALERT: Don’t listen in if you haven’t seen the most recent episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”!***

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” returned with an out of this world fifth season premiere, which means we’re back with a brand new season of This Week in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.! We spoke with executive producers and showrunners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen about where our agents find themselves at the start of the season, the new environment, approaching 100 episodes and more.

Download episode #64 of “This Week in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” from Marvel.com! Catch new episodes of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on a new night and time, Fridays at 9:00 PM ET on ABC.

Go behind-the-scenes of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” with a new podcast series for the hit show on ABC! Every week we’ll talk with a different member of the cast and production crew as well as Executive Producers examining the twists and turns of the most recent episode, as well as taking a look at the creation process behind this exciting series! Don’t miss “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Fridays at 9:00 p.m. ET on ABC, and catch a new episode of “This Week in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” right here every Wednesday!

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'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' premieres this Friday, Dec. 1 at 8:00 P.M. ET on ABC!

Disney Channel star Dove Cameron is no stranger to the Marvel Universe. She previously voiced Spider-Gwen on “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister Six” late last year. Well, Marvelites, she’s back at it again in the role of [REDACTED] on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” this season.

Cameron teased the role in an Instagram video before being whisked away by Coulson himself (Clark Gregg).

More details to come at a later date.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” moves to its new night and time this fall, Fridays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC! Don’t miss out on this special out-of-this-world two-hour premiere this Friday, December 1 starting at 8 p.m. ET!

For more information on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” visit ABC.com, follow @AgentsofSHIELD on Twitter, and like “Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on Facebook for all the latest news and updates!

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Our heroes get ready to return in their new night and time Fridays at 9:00 P.M. ET on ABC!

The cast of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” update their space garb in seven new exhilarating character posters for the new season, premiering on ABC with a two-hour special event this Friday, December 1 at 8 p.m. ET!

Get a full look at your favorite returning heroes in our full gallery above! Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson), Chloe Bennet (Daisy Johnson), Ming-Na Wen (Melinda May), Elizabeth Henstridge (Jemma Simmons), Iain De Caestecker (Leo Fitz), Henry Simmons (Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie) and Natalia Cordova-Buckley (Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez) all return for the dynamic fifth season.

You won’t want to miss a second of our agents’ new dangerous adventure in outer space! We also have a look at some fresh new faces, and one former agent, you can expect to see this season.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” moves to its new night and time this fall, Fridays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC! Don’t miss out on this special out-of-this-world two-hour premiere this Friday, December 1 starting at 8 p.m. ET!

For more information on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” visit ABC.com, follow @AgentsofSHIELD on Twitter, and like “Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on Facebook for all the latest news and updates!

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