While we’re a few years away from seeing the Inhumans make their big-screen debut, Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been laying a foundation for the race on the small screen the last few seasons. This season we got a new threat in the form of the ancient Inhuman known as ‘Hive’ and according to series star Clark Gregg, this character is the “perfect villain” for the series. While speaking with Comic Book Resources, Gregg had the following to say on the matter.
I see a lot of dimensions there. He’s the perfect villain for this show, because he carries with him the memories, desire, hatreds and agendas of Will and of Grant Ward. At the same time, he’s got a much deeper, bigger agenda that’s thousands of years old, and gave birth to Hydra. The whole runner about what it was on this planet and what it has meant in this multi-generational story of Hydra, I think, is insanely cool. I never had any idea — maybe no one did — that the Hydra logo might represent Hive.
Gregg then went on to talk about the Inhumans on the series and made some interesting comments. Some time back, when talking about the plans for the upcoming Inhumans film, Head Of Marvel Studios referred to them as “alien sleeper agents”. While this might have changed over time, it seems that Gregg sees them in a similar fashion.
My understanding is that these Inhumans, from an episode last year, were seeded here as a potential warrior race being built by the Kree to defend themselves. Again, this is just me, the nerd, talking, but that’s what I remember. At the same time, when you listen to Jiaying and some of the Inhumans talking, they feel that they are complimentary. No two of them are the same, and they are meant to create a balance, and I don’t know if that means to take over this world.
It’s almost like in “Prometheus,” where the engineers created this species, and now this species of potential warrior mutants — if I’m allowed to use the M-word — have a different agenda of their own and are becoming something else, altogether. Hive is one of those. They’re about fulfilling their own destiny, and if humans get in the way of that, I suspect, like so many alien races, they’ll consider us dispensable.
Some interesting analogies from Gregg there. Very curious to see where the showrunners take the series and if we will see any reference to the other factions of the race this season. What do you think about Gregg’s comments? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below.
Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesday nights on ABC at 9/8c.