Those who have been keeping up with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. already know that the show has taken a turn for the super. If you’re one of those people who still hasn’t seen the mid-season finale then – Beware! Here thar be spoilers! The big ending for the first half of season 2 was the introduction of the Inhumans. Not the super-team who had their own comic line, but the concept itself. Skye turned out to have some crazy power and so did Raina and both were activated when they plugged that artifact thingy into the city’s… battery? Anyway, it looks like the writers at Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are taking full advantage of being able to use more super-powered characters. In fact, they’ve just cast actor Luke Mitchell as one for the second half of season 2.
Luke Mitchell is perhaps best known for his roles in television shows such as The Tomorrow People, Neighbours and the Aussie soap opera, Home and Away. And according to the folks at Marvel, he has an important new role to play in S.H.I.E.L.D.
“With the revelations surrounding Skye’s true identity in the Winter Finale, we knew we’d be introducing more Inhumans as our story progressed. The charming energy Luke brings to the role that will make him a character to watch as we continue our season.”
It’s said that Mitchell’s character, named Lincoln, will be a key element in season 2.5, helping Skye to understand what exactly has happened to her. I’m guessing he’ll be the big brother/love interest that’s also a mentor and leads Skye down the path to being able to use her powers to their full extent, though Marvel’s not letting any of that information out just yet.
Considering the beratement that the show received during the first season, particularly with regards to its lack of super-powered enemies for the S.H.I.E.L.D. crew to do battle with, this Inhumans storyline is exactly what the doctor ordered. We’ll get the chance to see some of the good guys throwing down with bad guys with full-scale, super-powered gusto. It should bring a considerable amount of excitement to the show. Providing they don’t spend 75% of every episode having Lincoln explain to Skye what’s going on while she complains about not being able to understand what’s going on… That cliché could get old real fast.
All this is part of Marvel’s big gear-up to the 2018 release of an Inhumans movie. Will Skye and some of the other Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actors be making a transition from the small screen to the big screen to take part in that flick? That’s another mystery, only to be solved when the Inhumans casting begins. Until that time, we’ll just have to be satisfied with whatever the television show is allowed to give us.
Check out what happens when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns to the air come March 3rd.