Clark Gregg Talks Launching Inhumans on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Last year, Marvel Studios confirmed that the long in-development Inhumans film would be hitting theaters in November of 2018, and president Kevin Feige teased we might be seeing something about that sooner rather than later. Not long after the announcement came the episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” that introduced not only Terragenesis, the process that gives Inhumans their powers, but our first official Inhuman from the source material, Daisy Johnson, AKA Chloe Bennet’s Skye. 

Speaking with CBR, series star Clark Gregg opened up about the Inhumans being introduced in the series and what that means for the forthcoming episodes.

“Inhumans represents a different chapter…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?

“I think the first thing we’re going to deal with when we come back is (Coulson) led everyone to this place with the writings. He found this submerged, several-thousand-year-old alien city. It turned out to be like an incubating factory that turned his own most beloved protégée — his surrogate daughter — into something else and got one of his team members killed. That’s not going to be easy on his new team, which has some people who he knows and trusts and some people who are much newer to him.

Gregg went on to express his excitement with having the Inhumans on the series and reveals that it won’t put any creative clamps on the series.

“I’m excited by it. I think the Inhumans is a big, cool part of the Marvel universe, a great story. And we’ll set up something. We’ll get to explore it. I’m glad they’re entrusting us with it, and I think that they’ll take what they’re going to do with it, and it will connect. And yet, we’ll have the freedom to kind of make our show be our show.”

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is set to return this March, while Inhumans will debut in theaters on November 2, 2018.