When Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. went on its winter hiatus, it left us with the knowledge that would-be Hydra top limb Grant Ward, played by Brett Dalton, had been possessed by the alien entity haunting the planet Maveth. But the exact nature of that entity has been unclear until now.
Executive producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen told The Nerdist that Ward’s body has been taken over by Hive, a character familiar to readers of the Secret Warriors comics that have become important to the series this season. They also mentioned their version of Hive will have “its own unique twist and be very different from what fans have seen so far.”
Presumably, much as Hive had access to Will’s memories, he will also know everything Ward knew and continue to verbally taunt Coulson, Daisy and the others. It is one of the best aspects of the Ward/S.H.I.E.L.D. enmity and it would be a shame to loose it just because Ward is technically dead and his body a host for some alien death cloud.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns to ABC on March 8th.