Inhumans is one of Marvel's lesser known titles, but the studio is certainly hoping to change that. Last year, they announced that we'll be getting an Inhumans movie in November, 2018. With that being a full three years away, they are using their hit ABC series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to help introduce this cosmic world, a push Guardians of the Galaxy never received. So far, the weekly drama series has already introduced Terragenesis, the process that gives Inhumans their powers. We've also gotten to meet the first official Inhuman from the source material, Daisy Johnson, AKA Chloe Bennet's Skye. Now, Clark Gregg has opened up more about introducing the Inhumans into his show.
Speaking with CBR, the actor had quite a bit to say about the inclusion of the Inhumans. According to Clark Gregg, this opens a new chapter for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and will definitely change the direction of the show. Asked how this will all play out, Gregg diplomatically answered:
"Hard to say. I don't know yet. We haven't shot enough that I really have a good answer for that. What I like about it is, it's not your typical origin story. All along S.H.I.E.L.D. has kind of been about protecting people from what they don't know about, which often means people who are on the index - people who have powers because they've been kind of mutated or given powers by technology or Hydra or various alien artifacts. 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?"
It seems Clark Gregg has more questions than answers about the inclusion of the Inhumans. He did reveal that he is quite happy to have them onboard, and can't wait to see how they are used in the future:
"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. I think our show's working better this year because it is what it is. People are less asking me "When is Tony Stark going to show up?" And stopping me on the street really worried about Leo Fitz. What happens on our show has to work for our show, and if at some point in the future, because they always think of cool stuff, it becomes something that crosses over with the movie, fantastic."
"It's funny: the membrane between me and the character is so thin, I really want to explain to the Avengers, that I didn't just lie to them. So I would really like it for that reason, yes. But I'm having an awfully good time where I am."
Are you excited to see the Inhumans continue to be introduced on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? What other characters do you want to see appear on the series next?