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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fans still deciphering that biblically inspired image for Season 6 put that aside for now, because there's some brand spankin' new footage to pour over! A fresh sneak peek for the upcoming season has arrived, and we're treated to a shocking new scene that involves Clark Gregg's Coulson doppelganger and a couple other familiar faces. Take a look.
Damn, he didn't even hesitate to shoot that guy! This Coulson look-alike isn't playing games, and it sounds like he's going to need to be filled in on S.H.I.E.L.D. and some other things. As for the characters we do know, they're looking a bit rattled by the fact he just drove a semi out of that smoke. There wasn't any sounds of the truck driving before it appeared, so did he emerge from a portal?
For now, it doesn't seem like we're any closer to learning what the deal is with this doppelganger. He's definitely a different character, as we've heard Clark Gregg say, but is he speaking figuratively or literally? Perhaps this character is Phil Coulson, but timeline manipulation and all that has changed his path to one that has made him completely oblivious to S.H.I.E.L.D's existence? He also could be the Coulson of another multiverse?
"Sarge," as he's called on ABC's press release, is just one of the things Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s main characters will have to deal with as they wrestle with the consequences of saving the planet. Fitz and Coulson are, supposedly, gone and clearly there's going to be some new challenges such as this Terminator-looking Coulson that rolled up on the scene. Clark Gregg has hinted we shouldn't expect Skrulls, so what's going on?
The clip above is from the Season 6 premiere, which is going to be a very special episode for Clark Gregg. The actor will be directing the premiere, which will mark the second episode he's done for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. since Season 5's "Fun & Games." Maybe it means something, but fans shouldn't read into it too much. With that said, it's impressive Gregg is handling this new character's premiere episode, especially given how attached he is to Coulson.
With so much disorienting footage coming out, the only thing Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fans should expect is for even more episodes. Season 7 is already a sure thing, although there's been hints that the ride may be over after that. If the "endgame" for this Marvel series is on the horizon, then expect this abbreviated Season 6 to ramp up the action rather quick.
The wait for new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is almost up, as Season 6 is due to air Friday, May 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Keep with CinemaBlend for updates on the Marvel series as they arise, as we work to unravel the mystery behind what should be an exciting season. For more on the series, check out the first trailer for the upcoming season, and try to remember the premiere isn't that far off!