SDCC 2019: 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD' creators say concluding series after s7 was exciting as writers could 'stretch their imaginations'
In an exclusive interview with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), executive producers Jeph Loeb and Jeffrey Bell shed light on the upcoming season. "I think it was exciting when we decided, if we are going to do season 7, let's wrap it up," Loeb said.
The 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' creators during the San Diego Comic-Con 2019, surprised fans by saying the upcoming season 7 would be the last of the MCU-adjacent series. In an exclusive with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), executive producers Jeph Loeb and Jeffrey Bell shed light on the upcoming season.
"I think it was exciting when we decided, if we are going to do season 7, let's wrap it up. It gives the writers the opportunity to sort of just stretch their imaginations in ways maybe we never would have seen before because you wouldn't have to worry about what is going to happen next season," Loeb said. "We'll kill everybody and it makes sense," joked Bell.
"We're shooting the ending literally right now and its a very emotional time. People even stopping in the middle of the takes just to wipe their eyes. The action or the funny scenes, those were the hardest because you would say something that you were never going to say again," Loeb added. "It's really a family and like many families, you got to grow up and move on."
When asked about how the characters evolved and which of them was the most pleasing, Bell explained that each character had a great arc: "If you looked at any of the characters at the start of the series and who they become over the course of it, like who Coulson (Clark Gregg) is at the start to go on and become director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Also look at Skye, who goes on to become Daisy, Yo-Yo coming in to lose her superpowers or Mack who didn't want to fight, goes on and becomes director later."
Gregg, who plays Agent Phil Coulson, too spoke about how his character learned the meaning of relationships over the course of the series: "I think the Coulson from season 1 is very similar to the guy in the movie, excited to not have died he thought, and he's putting together this whole team, but he's very much yet a lone wolf married to the mission of S.H.I.E.L.D. But over time he gets to understand the team better, his relationship with Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), the team becomes a surrogate family."
'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' season 7 will premiere on ABC in summer 2020.