‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ 2015 Premiere Poster: First Look at Raina’s ‘Inhuman’ Transformation
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will again take center stage with next Tuesday’s “Aftershocks,” picking up after the Inhuman evolution of 2014 finale “What They Become.” Now, a new poster reveals our first look at the most gruesome transformation yet, teasing Raina’s drastic new look.
As debuted on Entertainment Weekly, the newest poster for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 owes to Marvel artist Gabriele Dell’Otto, co-creator behind comic character Daisy “Quake” Johnson. Agents’ December finale at last revealed Skye’s birth name to be Daisy, while, the Obelisk’s Terrigen Mist activated her Inhuman powers, apparently offering far more drastic results to recurring nemesis Raina (Ruth Negga).
Acknowledging that the image of Raina might have been subject to artistic license, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producer Jeff Bell teased the transformation further:
I would say for this, it’s not without base and some fact. It’s representative, and it’s his interpretation of certain things, and I think certain things here are quite different than how she’ll look. But I think it’s also hinting at the transformation […] This episode is the aftermath of Skye becoming a superhero, and maybe we’ll show [artists] the script or let them watch the episode and let them respond to it emotionally and see what’s interesting to them. And then we have a conversation with them about how we’d like to portray that, and then we try to lean into the strengths that they have. Some are more graphic, some are more character based, some are more composite, and some are cleaner.
So reads Marvel’s synopsis for the second half of Season 2:
After discovering an alien city with ties to his resurrection, Coulson and his team destroyed it before the forces of Hydra could claim its secrets, eliminating the villainous Whitehall (Reed Diamond) in the process. But new threats to the world have arisen, including Skye’s father, Cal (Kyle McLachlan), who now seeks retribution against Coulson for stealing his revenge against Whitehall; a disturbing alliance between former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Ward (Brett Dalton) and Agent 33; the enigmatic Raina (Ruth Negga), who struggles with her transformation into something inhuman by the alien Obelisk and seeks vengeance; and Skye (Chloe Bennet), who developed mysterious new powers from the Obelisk but whose lack of experience with her new abilities may threaten the safety of those she loves.
Meanwhile, Bobbi (Adrianne Palicki) and Mack (Henry Simmons) begin the next phase of a plan which seems to have grave repercussions for Coulson and his team, who are unaware that there’s another mysterious force moving against them. And as Hunter (Nick Blood) is forced to make the biggest choice of his life, Coulson will find his mission threatened by this shocking endgame.
In the midseason premiere, “Aftershocks,” Coulson’s team must deal with the consequences of their war with Hydra as shocking revelations threaten to tear them apart, and Hydra makes a dangerous move that may involve a traitor in S.H.I.E.L.D.’s midst.
Elsewhere of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s return, we know that Battlestar Galactica vet Edward James Olmos will put in an appearance as the mysterious Robert Gonzales, a man who “will have massive repercussions for Director Coulson and his team,” while Luke Mitchell will portray the Inhuman “Lincoln,” Drea de Matteo will play the villainous Karla Fay Gideon and Blair Underwood guests as Melinda May’s ex-husband. In addition to Jaimie Alexander‘s return as Lady Sif, the March 3 return of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will also begin to lay ground for Avengers: Age of Ultron in some capacity.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will quake with Inhuman action on March 3, but check out the latest poster and trailers above and below, and prepare next week’s “Aftershocks!”