The Mighty Avengers

Since the show started, ABC’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been determined to make viewers like Chloe Bennet’s character, Skye. She was the audience surrogate at first, an (apparently) original character who was new to the world of super spies that was just naive enough to need her fellow agents to show her the ropes, but enough of an expert hacker that she could always help them out of a jam if the plot demanded it. Then, the show gave her super powers, revealed that her real name is Daisy Johnson, and suddenly she was a crucial member of the team—and, perhaps more importantly, an actual character from the comics.

Hopefully, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. viewers are on board with Skye/Daisy’s importance to this little corner of the MCU, because it sounds like she’s going to become an even bigger part of the show when it comes back in September. According to a Variety report, season three of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. is going to introduce the Secret Warriors, a covert team of super-people who—in the comics—are led by none other than Daisy Johnson. Season two of S.H.I.E.L.D. leaned pretty hard on super-people, and it gave us our first look at MCU Inhumans, so the idea here seems to be that Skye/Daisy will now be getting her own secret team that is tasked with tracking down and helping/fighting people with powers.

In the comics, the Secret Warriors were put together by Nick Fury during the Secret Invasion event to stop a certain race of shape-shifting aliens that Marvel can’t legally use in the MCU, but they eventually started fighting against Hydra—which, conveniently, the Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. were doing for most of last season on their show. Unless the show wants to blow its guest star budget on Samuel L. Jackson again, this version of the Secret Warriors will almost certainly be assembled by Clark Gregg’s Phil Coulson. Other than that, the rest of the Secret Warriors are pretty much all nobodies as far as mainstream Marvel fans are concerned, so it remains to be seen if the show will bother to adapt the comics very closely at all.

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. will premiere on ABC on September 29th, and you can see a poster that tells you nothing about the premiere below.

Marvel’s Secret Warriors are coming to Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. next season