When Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD returns next week, it will introduce a different version of Grant Ward as we’ve seen in the mid-season finale. Now while speaking with Nerdist, series executive producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoenn revealed that he has become the comic book villain Hive.
“As we saw in the midseason finale episode, Ward is back on Earth, but he’s definitely not the same Ward who went through the portal to the alien world….Our version of Hive is going to have its own unique twist and be very different from what fans have seen so far. We will see similarities that pay homage to the original character, but fans will see that Hive is taking an exciting new direction in the world of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.IE.L.D. Grant Ward has been one of the most compelling characters and captivating villains to write for and Brett Dalton has taken on every challenge with ease and a presence that is unmatched. Ward has evolved in every season of ‘SHIELD’ and we are so excited for fans to see our take (and Brett’s take!) on this well-known character.”