Ghost Rider is coming. At the Agents of SHIELD panel at Comic-Con, the newest addition to the Marvel show was announced and actor Gabriel Luna was confirmed as Robbie Reyes.
We may also see the return to two fan favorite agents. When asked if Bobbi and Hunter would be making a return now that their spinoff, Marvel’s Most Wanted, didn’t pan out, Jed Whedon said to “stay tuned.”
The farewell for the two agents and actors was a popular topic of conversation for the panel. Everyone expressed their sadness at seeing Bobbi and Hunter leave, especially Henry Simmons who said he wasn’t acting during that goodbye. The tears were completely real. But his hardest scene to film so far was when Mack was lowered underground in season two. In reality, Simmons was only a few feet off the ground but was gripping the rope for dear life.
With filming on season four having literally just begun, there was no new footage to share.
Instead, attendees were treated to some audition and early scene rehearsals for a few of the cast. The first showed Elizabeth Henstridge and Iain De Caestecker as an early but nonetheless adorable FitzSimmons. Their trademark rapport and ability to speak in unison and over each other, while a part of the script, is also inherent in them as people.
Remarkably, this was the first time the two had acted together. The scene they acted out was similar to the conversation they have at the bottom of the ocean in season 1 and in fact later informed that scene.
We were also shown a clip of Chloe Bennet and Brett Dalton from before she was even cast. The scene had them arguing about a cover story for themselves as a married couple. It was instantly obvious they played off each other perfectly and she could fluster his character in exactly the show needed.
A gag reel reminded everyone just how much fun this cast has making this show. Philinda fans screamed at a brief gag of Coulson and May making out. Speaking of make outs, several quick scenes showed Bennet breaking away from clinches with Luke Mitchell because she couldn’t contain her giggles. Then again, who wouldn’t be a little giddy to be kissing Mitchell?
Agents of SHIELD returns to ABC in a new time slot, 10 pm/9 pm CT, on September 20.
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