The beginning of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 4 introduced the character of AIDA (Mallory Jansen), an LMD that was created by Dr. Holden Radcliffe and has since then taken on a much larger villainous role and will be an important figure in the Agents of Hydra storyline that starts this week.
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 Jansen as well as executive producer Jeff Bell as they gave us a few teases on what we can expect from Season 4C.
When asked about the big twist in this coming episode about AIDA, Jansen talked about the exciting journey she has been on from when she first started on the show to where they have taken her character now.
“I don’t think anyone did [see that coming], except me, the writers and everyone involved. It was a big secret and it is very, very cool to be playing such an iconic villain. I never thought when I started on the show that I would end up here, but I have had such an amazing arc throughout and it will be interesting to see where we go from here!”
More highlights from the full roundtable interview:
-Jansen on playing a different type of villain on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. compared to her villain on the ABC series Galavant.
-Bell on how Jansen was majorly the inspiration for how they shaped AIDA and how he sees Radcliffe as well as AIDA as antagonists rather than villains.
-The fun aspects of having the LMDs as part of the Season 4 storyline this year.
-What was behind the decision of bringing Brett Dalton back as Grant Ward.
-Whether or not we’ll see some familiar faces before the end of the season.
“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. 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), Ming-Na Wen (Melinda May) and Jason O’Mara (Jeffrey Mace), Brett Dalton (Grant Ward), Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, Chloe Bennet (Daisy Johnson), Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson) and Marvel TV President Jeph Loeb.
Lingering Questions Leading Up To ‘The Defenders’
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?
We’ll talk about all that and more in the article ahead. Click Next to start!