Chloe Bennet and Clark Gregg Talk ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ at Emerald City Comicon

Image courtesy © Emerald City Comicon
Image courtesy © Emerald City Comicon.

Chloe Bennet and Clark Gregg took the stage at Emerald City Comicon to talk about their favorite parts of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., along with hints of what’s to come in the upcoming action-packed episodes.

Both actors gushed about the cast and crew of the ABC series. Bennet feels a “sense of family” on the show, which Gregg echoed by saying that Bennet feels like a daughter to him. She also mentioned an interesting dynamic with Agent May (Ming-Na Wen) as Skye grapples with her new powers, and revealed that not only do the two characters grow closer, we’ll also see parts of May’s past in upcoming episodes. (The Cavalry, anyone?)

Image courtesy © Emerald City Comicon
Image courtesy © Emerald City Comicon.

Bennet also shared what’s in the future for Skye as she learns more about what it means to be Inhuman. “She grows a lot,” she said. Luke Mitchell’s character is part of that journey, serving as her guide into her new life.

Gregg was a little more coy about upcoming episodes of the show, but did say, “People who like the Inhumans will be satisfied by what’s coming up.”

When asked about additional characters from the Marvel cinematic universe crossing between Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the films, Gregg would only say with a smile, “There’s always that possibility.” A fan of the way Marvel is telling an overarching story across multiple media, Gregg left the impression that there are still surprises to come.

With Coulson and his crew so active in Marvel’s world, sooner or later The Avengers are going to find out. When they do, a fan asked, which does Gregg think will have the most intense reaction? “Coulson would like to see Cap happy to see him alive again,” he said. “But I hope Banner wouldn’t be too angry about it.”

Both actors seemed genuinely happy and excited to chat with their fans and be a part of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Growing up, [pretending to be] a Disney princess was not as exciting to me as being a superhero,” said Bennet. “And now I get to be one!”

Gregg echoed her sentiment. “I’m really proud of what the show has done and where it’s going… I get to go to work and be my 11-year-old self every day.”

Kelly Knox is a freelance writer in Seattle, WA, where she contributes to local parenting magazines. She also writes for, Geek & Sundry, Forever Young Adult, and more. You can find crafts and art projects for geeky families at her blog The St{art} Button.