As we know, a future episode of Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. will tie directly into the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and just now at their PaleyFest panel, producer Jeph Loeb revealed that said epsiode will air on Tuesday, April 8 after the Marvel sequel hits theaters on Friday, April 4. If you've seen Cap 2, you'll know how the events of that movie would have to have some ramifications for the tv show -- but since most of you haven't, I won't spoil things here. When asked whether these events would be addressed Loeb responded: “It makes sense. It would certainly not surprise anyone if things did happen from the movie that we're mentioning on the show that we're talking about.” Here are the rest of the highlights courtesy of The Wrap...and someone mentions the "M" word.
– Clark Gregg on reprising Coulson for TV: “I found myself suddenly free.”
– Executive producer Maurissa Tancharoen revealed that Ming Na's character was originally named “Agent Rice.” But, that didn't seem quite right after Na got the role.
– Tech wizzes Fitzsimmons was based on Casey Affleck and Scott Caan's characters in “Ocean's Eleven,” but Elizabeth Henstridge came in and stole the role.
– When the topic of upcoming romantic hookups came up, Chloe Bennet says she and Elizabeth Henstridge ship “Skimmons” (a Skye and Simmons hookup).
– Ming Na suggested that that Skye should be the lovechild of her character and Thor and wants the show to have flashbacks to those love scenes.
– Brett Dalton gets cheeky when asked if he's seeing his character becoming closer to the team. “The character has changed. He wasn't a team player at the start. He's learned to play with the team,” he said with a nod to his character's sexual exploits.
– A lucky fan got a big hug from Gregg and moderator Felicia Day joked, “You're pregnant now.”
– One fan busted Bennet on her previous career as a Chinese pop star. True story, she confirmed.
– When asked if mutants will ever join the show, Loeb answered, “There's no proof of mutants in the Marvel Universe yet.”
The series will return on Tuesday, April 1 for its next new episodes, and then six more uninterrupted new episodes straight through to the season finale.