Comic-Con 2019: Cast and crew of 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' get nostalgic about the final season of the show
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. panel at SDCC 2019 was a nostalgic event for fans as the cast of the show looked back on their journey with the show. From speaking about how their characters have shaped up over the past seasons to expressing how they felt about the show coming to an end, the panel at Hall H was enlightening. Actors Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley and Jeff Ward along with executive producers Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Jeff Bell and Jeph Loeb were part of the panel.
Gregg was the last person to speak at the panel and the actor reminisced about how it all began for him. He recalled, "This has been such an incredible journey because, when I stepped on this stage with the cast of The Avengers in 2010... not long after that, I was dead. And this really nice guy I had met up in the green room named Whedon said, 'You're maybe not so dead'... In addition to these people on stage and Mr Loeb and the incredible writers who found a way to do something with what they were allowed to have within the Marvel Universe, I am in awe... I am very moved about the end of this journey."
Tancharoen who plays the role of Sequoia and is the co-creator and executive producer of the show spoke about the last table read (for season 7) and said, "We had our last table read on Monday and in the script they put our first call sheet from the pilot. Now it's really hard to believe that we're at the end. I'm just so proud of everyone up here... and to all of you. Obviously, without you, we wouldn't have made it this far."
Bell spoke about all the actors who joined them this year (Season 6) and said, "This is the year we also expanded and Henry Simmons showed up... and then we had Bobbi and Hunter... and we had all these amazing actors show up and come in and play with us. Bringing the Inhuman idea in and watching Skye become an Inhuman. It was great to finally understand what The Calvary was... and then when they told us it was because she kills a little girl, it was really a tough thing to wrap my mind around and yet it makes so much sense why she closed herself up."
Then, Henstridge spoke about her solo episode in season 6 and said, "I mean, I got to kiss someone new! It was lonely. I did miss all my best friends. That was a crazy shoot... Gary Brown, we were there together... I never thought it would happen... It feels like we shot that 900 years ago but also yesterday."
Before the panel, it was announced that 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' will end its run with season 7 and that was also one of the reasons why the panel turned out to be quite emotional for fans, the cast and the crew.