S.H.I.E.L.D. is about to become one crowded organization.
In the Season 2 finale of ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Skye, aka Daisy, aka Quake, was given a mysterious new mission by Director Phil Coulson. Fans were left wondering what this was all about as the scene faded to black.
Season 3 is headed your way this fall, and new information just announced today explains exactly what Skye is going to be up to. Spoilers ahead.
According to Variety, Skye will be either leading or a member of a team of superpowered heroes called the Secret Warriors. These S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, assembled in the comics by Nick Fury, are meant to give the international security agency its own group of superheroes to combat the increasingly powerful threats of those who seek world domination.
The file handed to Skye by Coulson in the Season 2 finale was a collection of dossiers on individuals who potentially have super-abilities, that may be recruitable into the Secret Warriors. The dossiers come from Nick Fury's "Caterpillar" initiative, a narrative thread that stretches back to the show's pilot episode. Coulson feels that now is the right time to track these newcomers down due to the superpowered threats rising throughout the second season.
Variety hints that while Coulson and Skye will be scouring the planet to find these new superheroes — characters who will be "inspired by" their comic book counterparts — it will quickly become clear that S.H.I.E.L.D. is not the only agency trying to track them down. Some or all of them may even be Inhumans.
Next month at San Diego Comic-Con, ABC and Marvel will have "S.H.I.E.L.D. ambassadors" roaming the convention halls, looking for the most dedicated fans of the TV series. Those fans will be rewarded with limited edition Secret Warriors pins. The ambassadors can be tracked via the show's Twitter account. A special panel will be held for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter on Friday, July 10 at 3:00 P.M. in Ballroom 20.
Coulson and his team return to TV on Tuesday, September 29, 2015.