The Agents of SHIELD panel at New York Comic Con was pretty rowdy — and that was before Marvel debuted the first 20 minutes of the Season 5 premiere, which won’t hit our screens until Dec. 1.
In an attempt to extract some Season 5 footage from Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb, star Iain De Caestecker walked up to his boss and planted a big kiss on his lips, much to the hysteria of his castmates and the crowd. (Must’ve been some kiss.)
But making out became an inadvertent theme of the panel, especially when Loeb dropped the Season 4 blooper reel — which featured a lot of energetic dance moves, near-kisses, and door malfunctions.
Star Clark Gregg also got a chance to talk about his experience directing an episode of SHIELD for the first time, which Gregg said was “really generous” of his bosses. Gregg admitted that the most challenging aspect of stepping behind the camera on the show was working with his costars in a different capacity.
“It’s really a trust exercise because I have to direct them and they tease me a lot,” he quipped. “It was a great experience to collaborate with them in a different way. Some people do some unbelievable fights in it. I can’t wait for you guys to see it, it’ll be episode 6.”
His costar, Chloe Bennet, had nothing but praise for Gregg’s directing prowess. “It was awesome. He knows these characters better than pretty much any other director we could have,” she pointed out. “He pulled performances out of people that no one else could’ve, and he brought so much comedy that I wasn’t expecting.”
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Season 5 returns with a two-hour season premiere on Friday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. on ABC.