Agents of SHIELD: Clark Gregg thinks season 7 will be its last


Agents of SHIELD star Clark Gregg believes that season 7 will be the final for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first TV effort.

Agents of SHIELD came about because fans loved Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, the quietly efficient, persistent and capable man in the suit from Phase One of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

When he died by a stab wound from Loki’s (Tom Hiddleston) scepter in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, that was the impetus that really formed the team, as Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) explains to Loki in the “We have a Hulk” scene.

The show, Agents of SHIELD, introduced a mysteriously-resurrected Coulson and his handpicked-team of agents: Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), Leo Fitz (Iain De Caesticker) and Skye (Chloe Bennet), all of whom have played multiple roles by this point.

As the show has gone on, Bobbi “Mockingbird” Morse (Adrienne Palicki), Lance Hunter (Nick Blood), Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie (Henry Simmons), Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez (Natalia Cordova-Buckley) and Deke Shaw (Jeff Ward) have become part of the team, as well.

Given the perilous state of near-cancellation the show has always existed in and a small, but loyal fanbase, on social media, it was a little surprising AoS was picked up for a seventh season, and even more surprising that season 7 was announced before season 6 had even begun airing.

But according to Den of Geek, Gregg believes that season 7 will wrap things up for these characters.

“That’s the word I’ve heard,” Gregg said during a press junket for Captain Marvel. “The announcement I read was, two more seasons, six and seven.”

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Gregg will portray a much younger Coulson in Captain Marvel, which releases March 8th, as the film takes place in the early-to-mid 1990s.

Jumping back to AoS, Gregg will be directing the first episode of season 6, titled “Missing Pieces,” and will return at some point during the season  playing a “disturbing” non-Coulson character, due to Coulson’s death from a combination of Kree poison and the aftereffects of the TAHITI Project.

Among the things we know from the first trailer for season 6 is that at least part of it will be set in space, and the season will run for 13 episodes, down from 22-count in previous years.

Mack will struggle with his new role of Director, FitzSimmons’ time-displaced grandson Deke has been upgraded to a series regular, and Anthony Michael Hall will have a recurring role.

As for what happens during season 7, Gregg “really doesn’t know much about it,” as Den of Geek stated, though his new role for season 6 will be memorable:

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“People who have been on the journey with me and with Phil Coulson are going to get something very, very different.”

Agents of SHIELD will return sometime in May.