Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ended Season 2 less than three weeks ago, but planning has already begun for Season 3. While the plot remains a mystery, all of the main players are expected to return for the show’s third outing, including Adrianne Palicki’s Bobbi Morse and Nick Blood’s Lance Hunter, who were originally supposed to star in the now-scrapped spinoff. When the show comes back in the fall, they’ll be joined by a familiar face. After being featured as a recurring character during Season 2, fans are going to be seeing a lot more of the Inhuman Lincoln Campbell.
Deadline is reporting that actor Luke Mitchell has been upgraded to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s main cast for Season 3. No details were provided on how he will fit into the storyline next season, but as a series regular, expect plenty of interaction between Phil Coulson and the other agents. This will be Mitchell’s second lead role in an American TV series. He previously starred in The CW’s short-lived series The Tomorrow People, where his character John Young had a range of psionic abilities.
Season 2 spoilers ahead. Lincoln was introduced in the Season 2 episode “Afterlife” as Skye’s guide in the same-named community where many Inhumans resided, and helped her to understand her transformation. After undergoing Terrigenesis at a young age, he obtained the power to manipulate electricity. As the season went on, Lincoln became Skye’s closest Inhuman confidant and watched over her. Originally siding with Skye’s mother Jiaying and the teleporter Gordon during the brief war with S.H.I.E.L.D., Lincoln switched sides in the Season 2 finale “S.O.S.” and helped Skye and the rest of Coulson’s team prevent Jiaying and her Inhuman supporters from wiping out all humans.
By the end of “S.O.S.,” Skye (whose real name is Daisy Johnson) talked with Coulson about forming a S.H.I.E.L.D. team of superpowered people under the codename “Caterpillars.” Following in the footsteps of the comic book counterpart, this team looks like it will be the MCU version of the Secret Warriors. No other candidates for the team were mentioned, but it’s a good bet that Skye will recruit Lincoln. Not only will his electricity powers pack a major punch against any enemies they face, his presence also allows for more exploration of the Inhumans, since he has more familiarity with them than Skye does. This could also lead to more set-up for the 2019 Inhumans film.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 will premiere sometime this fall.
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