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Episode 3: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Ming-Na Wen shares a conspiracy theory that Marvel Comics and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are one and the same. Clark Gregg talks about doing his own stunts.

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Fangirl and actress Felicia Day leads a panel led by the creators and cast members of one of Marvel’s biggest franchises. Ming-Na Wen claims to not know Melinda May’s arc on the series, leading her to theorize that Marvel Comics is Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in that both are known for vigilantly keeping secrets. Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen admit to having to ward off actors from trying to infiltrate the writers’ room, and explain their reasons for leaving actors in the dark. Brett Dalton discusses his character’s transition from “lone wolf to team player” – as in, someone who famously “plays” with seductive female characters. Self-confessed nerd Clark Gregg observes that having to do his own stunts on the series has left him bruised but buffer in real life, while Maurissa reveals which bizarre talent on Clark’s acting resume made her want to cast him as Phil Coulson. An audience member asks Jeph Loeb if Melinda May will ever appear in a movie with Tony Stark – i.e., Iron Man – to kick some bad-guy ass, while another audience member surprises the panelists with homemade fan art for each of the cast members.