Agents of Shield Creators on season 3’s finale death and setting up season 4 May 18, 2016Posted by juanpablorabaworld in Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2015), Noticias.
Tags: Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Jed Whedon, Juan Pablo Raba, Maurissa Tancharoen
18 de Mayo 2016
SHIELD’s Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon on paying off the promised death.
IGN: When did you let the cast in on who was going out in the finale, specifically Luke and Brett? How close to the finale did they know?
Tancharoen: Fairly late in the process. There had been much speculation on set for the back half of the season. But with Marvel security we have to keep things very tight and locked.
Whedon: But also, everything is always in flux. We never want to tell them something without being absolutely positive it’s going to happen. It was a very emotional thing for everybody and for all of us.
Tancharoen: For everyone involved. Everyone who works on the show never likes to get the call that the bosses would like to see you in their office, so when Luke and Brett both came up for their meetings, it was with very heavy hearts that we told them the news.
IGN: You mentioned moving on to a new villain in regards to the different characters Brett played. It also seems like for now, you’ve wrapped up Hydra. Is that a safe assumption going forward?
Whedon: Yeah, we’ve put that down for a little while but Hydra is Hydra. It always finds a way. But again, that’s also been three seasons. We’re excited about the stories we’re planning to tell next year. We’re moving in sort of a different direction. We want to put that down for the time being so when if it comes back it’s thrilling and not just always there.
IGN: Okay, so let me see how good you are – and you’re probably very good at this point – at not quite answering my questions about the final scenes.
Whedon: Oh yeah… Get ready for vague!
IGN: Clearly we get the inference that Daisy has taken off on her own. The Quake name is now in play but the newspaper seems to infer that she’s a criminal or terrorist almost, based on what we’re reading. What should we infer about what Daisy has been up to in those six months?
Whedon: Well, I can’t say much but it is safe to assume, from what you see, that she is on her own, maybe returning to her roots of being a loner. Maybe in the wake of everything that’s happened, feeling like having friends and having a team is a terrible idea. Yes, she’s doing some questionable things but, as we see from her interaction with Charles Hinton’s wife and daughter, she’s still trying to make good on her promise to protect Inhumans and more importantly, make good on what Lincoln at the end says. “I believe you’re meant for more than this.” I believe she’s trying to make good on his belief in her and make sure that what he did is not meaningless. At the same time, I think she feels like she has nothing to lose, so those two things make an interesting combination.
IGN: At the same time we got the glimpse of Radcliffe. It’s exciting to see an actual LMD coming into play. It seems he’s giving a body to Ana, the voice he’s talking to, but who that body is we didn’t see. Anything you can say about where that might be going?
Whedon: We can say very little, but we can say Radcliffe, he has a good heart, but he’s dead set on scientific advancement. He thinks he’s solving a problem right now and he says “Fitz and Simmons had friends die, maybe they didn’t have to.” I think he thinks there might be a solution to some of these problems they’ve faced. Whether or not he’s creating a solution or a new problem, we’ll have to wait see.
IGN: We heard him say he’s working with Fitz in some capacity. Obviously there have been several losses but is the team otherwise still functioning as they were? Or have they changed up anything of their MO or location or anything like that?
Whedon: That’s a wait and see right there.
Tancharoen: It’s pretty clear in the six-month jump that things have definitely changed.
IGN: Let me ask a couple things on the Inhumans front. Where was Joey during the final episodes?
Tancharoen: Joey was on another show.
Whedon: He was a Navy Seal [in History’s upcoming miniseries, Six]. One of the things people don’t think about when they watch TV is there are what, literally hundreds of dramas being made. So we try not to have you think about that by weaving the story around but that’s one of the reasons–
Tancharoen: And giving a reason why the character isn’t present. We very much would have loved to have Juan Pablo [Raba] him play in the back half but logistically, sometime that happens. It’s happens many times on our show.
Whedon: It’s also one of the many reasons why we never tell the cast what’s happening because you never know what’s going to happen and it seems that everybody who is great — and we have a lot of them on our show – they get their own shows now.
IGN: That being said, actor availability always being a question, do you think there’s a place story-wise with the whole Secret Warriors idea? Obviously none of them are active members of SHIELD as the season ends but would you like to see Joey and Yo-Yo still be able to play a role and sometimes help the team going forward?
Whedon: Absolutely. We love both those characters and now the question mark of James and Deathlok…. We have a lot of people out there who we can run into and that makes us happy.
Tancharoen: We have a fair amount of people we can call to our aid if we need them.
IGN: You also have some nemesis out there, or some that have towed the line. You’ve got Donny, aka Blizzard, and I have to ask — and it’s a Season 1 lingering question — but you never went all the way with the Graviton of it all.
Whedon: Well, it’s still out there. We do not like to ask questions that we don’t answer and we don’t like to introduce things that we won’t pay off. We are aware of its existence and haven’t forget about it. Gravitonium, Quinn, and the hand that came out of the Gravitonium at one point…
IGN: Meanwhile, given all the questions those final scenes of Season 3 raised, are you excited to fill in those blanks in Season 4?
Tancharoen: Yes. Or we just painted ourselves into another corner!
Whedon: We can’t say what we’re excited about but we’re very excited about next season.