Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returned from their summer long hiatus on September 29th, but despite all the familiar faces in their blockbuster premiere episode, there was one particular character who many fans were asking about all night: where was Grant Ward? He may not have had a hand in the first episode back, but Marvel wants all their fans to know that Grant Ward will be back- and he’s back with a vengeance!
Releasing a series of ‘behind the scenes’ clips, featuring actor Brett Dalton filming an intricate action packed stunt sequence and explaining Hydra’s new motivations, Marvel proves once again that they know what they are doing when it comes to marketing their hit series. Fans have been sitting on the edge of their seats all summer waiting to find out what Ward’s new Hydra will be like and it looks like they won’t have to wait long to find out!
In the clip above, Dalton describes his new Hydra recruits as a team of “dented cans” who’ve been counted out in the world. “He really kind of believes in people and, for all of his twisted logic, there’s something really beautiful about that.”
The first time we’ll see Grant Ward in season 3 will be during one of the show’s most difficult action sequences to date. Directed by Kevin Tancharoen, fans can expect a gritty, fast paced car sequence that will highlight Ward in his new leadership position.
“When I first read the script, and I saw the car sequence… it started to get really scary,” Tancharoen confides.
It is evident that the young director, with the help of his veteran 2nd Unit Director, Garry Brown, was able to pull off what is probably the most ambitious live action sequence the series has ever had.
As if those goodies weren’t enough, Marvel has also released the actual clip from the episode to tease fans with what’s coming next for the newest Hydra leader.
“The cool thing about this season is that it is even bigger than the last one. It seems like we continue to outdo ourselves,” Dalton says before his excitement kicks into high gear. “This could be a season finale!”
Fans won’t have to wait long to see their favorite super spy return to television screens across America. And with these short teases, anticipation is already high with excitement for what’s coming next in the all new season of the series.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesdays at 9PM on ABC.