‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ WonderCon 2017: Ming-Na Wen & Jason O’Mara

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. WonderCon 2017 Ming-Na Wen Jason O’Mara

Ming-Na Wen & Jason O’Mara

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is officially returning this week as we get closer to wrapping up Season 4 that has been all about Ghost Rider and LMDs. However, as the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents are now trapped within the Framework, the show is kicking off the Agents of Hydra storyline, the third and final big arc for Season 4. After the last episode, it’s now up to Daisy Johnson and Jemma Simmons to save everyone.

Last week Heroic Hollywood participated in the press room for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. at WonderCon to chat with the cast and producers about what is coming up in the remaining episodes of Season 4. We had the pleasure of chatting with Ming-Na Wen and Jason O’Mara who play Melinda May and Jeffrey Mace respectively as they teased what fans can look forward to in Season 4C, especially as May have been trapped in the Framework a little bit longer than the other characters.

As Wen’s character has had an emotional roller coaster of a season, the actress spoke about getting to play with those sorts of storylines, including the multiple versions of Wen’s character.

“It’s been a wonderful season and challenging because I have had to play so many Mays this season [with] LMD May, Agent May, Hydra May, it’s been a little confusing. I think for me the challenge was to keep it all straight and justified with everything that was going on. Ironically, what’s so weird is that the LMD May ended up being the most emotional out of all of the Mays. When she found out that she was really an LMD, it was almost like a rebirth, a child trying to figure out what was going on. The guards were down and she was really feeling a lot of things and analyzing a lot of things. I think it’s ironic that Robot-May ended up having the most trouble with what she was processing.”

More highlights from the full roundtable interview:

-The great work the writers of the show have done this season with all of the deep storylines that we have been seeing.

-Which version of May that Wen had most fun to play with this season as she played so many versions of the character.

-O’Mara’s LMD version of Jeffrey Mace as well as the Framework version of Mace (spoiler alert).

-What O’Mara thought of Jeffrey’s storyline of having to pretend to be an Inhuman as the director of S.H.I.E.L.D.

-The process of getting the scripts for each of the episodes as Marvel and ABC likes to keep a lot of things under wraps.

“What If…” – Hail the New World Order! Daisy and Simmons uncover secrets and lies in a world gone mad. With Hydra in control, they are our only hope to save everyone, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” TUESDAY, APRIL 4 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie and John Hannah as Holden Radcliffe.

Guest starring are Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Mallory Jansen as Aida, Manish Dayal as Vijay Nadeer, Brandon Morales as Agent Pinsky, Taj Speights as Burnell, Chad Wood as Agent Slate, Jade Harlow as Julia Price, Jim Hanna as guy, Heather Olt as woman, Jason Medwin as Hydra guard, Richard Pierre-Louis as Hydra agent, Andrew McGinnis as Hydra agent #1 and Skyler James as Chris Adler.

“What If…” was written by DJ Doyle and directed by Oz Scott. “

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Agents of Hydra airs on Tuesday nights at 10/9c on ABC. Make sure to check back at Heroic Hollywood after every single episode of Season 4 for our weekly reviews. Stay tuned for more WonderCon interviews. Be sure to check out our previous roundtable interviews with the cast and producers of the series, including Natalia Cordova-Buckley (Elena Yo-Yo- Rodriguez) and Henry Simmons (Alphonso Mack Mackenzie).

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With the release of the first season of Iron Fist, all four Defenders have made their streaming debut to set up this summer’s mashup miniseries The Defenders. Each season has built on the last, building an intricate mythology with a living, breathing New York City to house it. The Hand has been introduced as a sort of evil S.H.I.E.L.D. to link Marvel’s Netflix dramas, building to the four uniting against them. Their separate investigations will bring them together in – what else – a hallway fight.

The culmination of the first phase of the Marvel/Netflix partnership has a lot of ‘splaining to do. What’s the Hand’s true objective? How will our four heroes interact together and how will the supporting casts of their shows intersect here? And perhaps most importantly, who is the Big Bad played by Sigourney Weaver?

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