So after the events of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” season 2, what does Grant Ward do next? atombash.com was at San Diego Comic-Con to find out from Brett Dalton – and hear Ming-Na Wen chime in with her opinion – what’s coming up in season 3.
First of all, Dalton called Ward’s methods a form of “enhanced interrogation techniques” rather than torture, as you can see in the video above (or here). While he didn’t know a lot about what’s coming in season 3 for his character, he pointed out that looking at where the season ended, “Ward has just lost someone that he felt very strongly about.”
As for what that means for Ward, “I think that that has pushed him over the line in different ways and he now seems pretty determined to continue with this idea about closure,” Dalton explained. “So he sees the threat as S.H.I.E.L.D. and all of their meddling and all of the things that they get wrong and all of the times that Coulson’s been wrong and all of the Inhumans they’ve mishandled.” To Ward, he is “the hero in his own story,” and “this is not your father’s Hydra. …This is not world domination. This is Ward electing himself as the captain of a ship that needs captain-ing.” When Ming-Na Wen offered, “which will lead to world domination because that’s his goal,” he protested, “I did not say that.”
For more from Brett Dalton and Ming-Na Wen, watch the video interview above. “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” season 3 premieres Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. on ABC.