With the introduction of the Inhumans (who'll get their own movie in 2019) during the second season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we were also introduced to Luke Mitchell’s character Lincoln Campbell — who's been promoted to series regular as the ABC series is set to follow the Secret Warriors storyline from the Marvel comics.
So what will be in store for Skye’s (now Daisy Johnson, played by Chloe Bennet) fellow Inhuman friend and potential love interest when the show returns in the fall? Well, don’t expect things to run smoothly between him and the rest of Coulson’s (Clark Gregg) team. That’s what the actor revealed during ABC’s Television Critics Association press tour (TCA) this past week.
"Look, I can't tell you much apart from what they've given me for my character. I mean, [Skye and Mac], they're kind of starting to look for new Inhumans, and I've kind of been searching for my own thing. I think at the end of Season Two and the climax there, it's more about Lincoln trying to work out who he is and where he stands, because he feels a bit betrayed by both sides. He doesn't know where he fits.
The Lincoln who's been introduced in Season Two is going to be a very different Lincoln in Season Three, just in terms of -- the audience is introduced to him in a hierarchy of Inhumans. And that's like his safety net, his backbone. Just, like, a version of him. And now that he's been betrayed by that, you're going to be introduced to him outside of that, and he needs to work out where he stands and where his allegiances lie."
The actor expressed hope that the show will get to dig deeper into the character’s background, which was hinted at last season. However, he wasn’t sure if that will actually happen this year (well, one can only hope). As to where the show will pick up regarding his relationship with S.H.I.E.L.D., this is where it may get tricky. If not an agent, will Lincoln at least be an ally?
"I think he's in the gray area. Don't take this the wrong way, but I think he's dangerous in the sense that they don't know whether they can trust him, and I don't think he knows what to trust. So I think it's rocky. I think their relationship is rocky. S.H.I.E.L.D. needs to play their cards right, and Lincoln needs to work things out pretty quick and smart, yeah. I'm going to cut myself off before I say too much."
How do you think Luke Mitchell's Inhuman character will play out on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?