Agents of SHIELD hit up New York Comic-Con to discuss what’s coming up this season, and there’s more than just more Ghost Rider to look forward to, as Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb and series stars Clark Gregg, Chloe Bennet and Gabriel Luna previewed before a screening of the next episode.

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The Ghost Rider

“We don’t actually pour lighter fluid on Gabriel Luna’s head,” Loeb assured the audience before Luna went into the process of creating Ghost Rider, which “made me look like a Christmas tree,” he shared.

As for how Gregg felt when he found out about Ghost Rider joining the show, he said, “I’ll be honest, I saw the movies.” He was nervous, explaining that their show is “based in science,” calling out Fitz and Simmons as some of their coolest characters. However, after he saw the VFX, he agreed that it lived up to the charismatic character Luna brought forward and was “stoked.”

She’s Skye. No, She’s Daisy. No, Quake. No, Wait…

She has a “different name for each season,” Bennet joked about her character. When the season begins, she’s alone in her van and in a dark place, understandable considering what happened with her parents and boyfriends. (She clearly doesn’t have the best choice in men.)

“This is definitely her season of rebellion and her taking time to figure out what exactly she is feeling,” Bennet continued.

While there are similarities to be seen between Daisy and Robbie, don’t expect a love connection. “I think we would be the worst couple ever,” Bennet said. Her favorite relationship on the show has always been the one between Coulson and Daisy, “not in that way, though,” calling it the “most organic.” They’re not looking to find Daisy a new boyfriend right now.

From Agent to Director and Back Again

Coulson has gone from agent to director and now agent again, with Jason O’Mara playing the new director of SHIELD, Jeffrey Mace. While it was an honor for Coulson to be director, he missed the days of being first-in agent. He’s relieved to be back in the field.

Gregg is excited to see where the journey takes them, and Coulson’s eager to get Daisy “back from following Nine Inch Nails on the road.”

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It All Seems a Little … “Strange”

This season has introduced magical stuff that seems “strange,” Gregg teased, adding, “That was so easy. There’s also a movie [Doctor Strange], I think, with a guy called Benedict Cumberbatch.”

About Those Netflix Shows

When asked if Agents of SHIELD will pay attention to what’s going on in the Netflix shows, all Loeb would say was that it’s a “fair question,” with a fair answer being that we should “stay tuned.”  

The Show Airs at 10pm, So…

Bennet called this season “darker” and said it “feels grittier.” It’s like they’ve breathed “fresh air” into it. “It’s 10 o’clock, so there’s a lot of pressure for me to be naked,” Gregg joked.

The season is also about regret and loss and trying to bounce back from those losses that they’ve suffered and getting the team back together.

Fun on the Convention Floor

The cast also hit the convention floor, as seen in a clip from earlier in the day, with Gregg, Bennet and Luna dressed as the Ghost Rider, Rocket Raccoon and Star-Lord and asking fans what they thought about the show before surprising them with their identities under the masks.

What do you think of this season of Agents of SHIELD so far? And was there anything that the cast said at New York Comic-Con that intrigued you?

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Meredith Jacobs

Contributing Writer, BuddyTV

If it’s on TV — especially if it’s a procedural or superhero show — chances are Meredith watches it. She has a love for all things fiction, starting from a young age with ER and The X-Files on the small screen and the Nancy Drew books. Arrow kicked off the Arrowverse and her true passion for all things heroes. She’s enjoyed getting into the minds of serial killers since Criminal Minds, so it should be no surprise that her latest obsession is Prodigal Son.