Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Clark Gregg teases ‘bloody’ directorial debut


This Friday, longtime Marvel outdated faculty Clark Gregg will be stepping on the back of the camera for a jam-packed and pivotal hour of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. that brings S.H.I.E.L.D.’s outing to model out to a head.

“I had been so worried,” Gregg tells EW of directing the episode. “They’d mentioned a couple of times asking if I desired to develop one, but I turned into too daunted by the final prospect. I wanted one thing label of nuts and fun, and I judge they forgot the label of part on account of there are two crazy fights, and a few truly colossal moments between characters that we’ve all been with for almost A hundred episodes.”

This season, S.H.I.E.L.D. traveled roughly 70 years in some unspecified time in the future, where they’ve struggled to acclimate to this novel actuality, in which Daisy (Chloe Bennet) it sounds as if destroyed the arena, and what’s left of humanity has been enslaved by the Kree on a nearby enlighten known as the Lighthouse.

Their arrival turned into truly a foreseen prophecy, which has prompted more wound than proper. For occasion, Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) has been enslaved by the enlighten’s Kree chief Kasius (Dominic Rains), Daisy is additionally his prisoner, whom he plans to sell to the top bidder. May honest (Ming-Na Wen), within the intervening time, turned into now not too long within the past captured by Kree assassin Sinara (Florence Faivre), whereas Coulson (Gregg) has tried to place the rest of the personnel’s existence incognito on the decrease phases. But that can all exchange now that Fitz (Iain de Caestecker) has arrived, posing as a bidder who needs to interact the Destroyer of Worlds and has known as for a fight to the loss of life.

“It’s a bloody episode, with a bunch of oldsters announcing goodbye,” Gregg teases. “I be taught it and I turned into squealing. ‘Here’s going to be fun!’ and it turned into.”

But the hour additionally gives what Gregg calls an fashioned memoir for Coy Stewart’s Flint, who’s de facto an Inhuman persona from the comics who has the facility to switch rocks. “At some level of this episode, he will get his powers,” Gregg unearths. “That’s going to be unheard of.”

Combine all those moments and viewers are in for a non-reside hour that can both please and terrify long-time followers. “‘Please don’t mess this up,’ turned into in my head more than once,” Gregg jokes. “The demonstrate has been firing on all cylinders, so I turned into proper hoping to reside up to the unheard of stuff that [writer] Brent Fletcher had served up on the web page with the reunion of Fitz and Simmons doubtlessly, and this unheard of fight.”

“I additionally looked forward to quietly — even supposing I turned into anxious about it — attending to play with the actors whose work I salvage to stare, who I esteem and secure worked with,” Gregg continues. “It’s quite of a belief exercise, on account of in general I’m their fellow actor, in an effort to let me reach in and insist, ‘Let’s place this’ and salvage into that collaboration, I turned into worried about it, but it undoubtedly ended up being truly special. There’s a sleek draw that we salvage to collaborate, almost like as doubles companions, who’re both tennis avid gamers, versus a coach and a tennis player. That ended up being truly thrilling. I felt like our shorthand allowed us to search out some subtext in one of the moments that turned into fun and thrilling.”

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Fridays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

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