At Friday's Marvel Television panel during Comic-Con International: San Diego, Marvel opened up about two of the major villains that will debut in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter this year.
Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb revealed that in the new season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., a notable Inhuman from comic books would make his debut as Skye delves further into her race. Loeb says that Lash, who debuted in the recent Inhuman #1 by Charles Soule and Joe Madureira, will emerge as a competing force in tracking down new Inhumans.
While possessing similiar goals as Skye, in comic books Lash is not as benevolent: upon finding potential Inhumans, Lash judges each potential recruit of their "worthiness" to undergo terrigenesis, and kills them if he finds them not up to par.
For the new season of Agent Carter, showrunners Tara Butters and Michelle Fazekas revealed during the panel that a clandestine anti-America group created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in the 1960s would be front-and-center: the Secret Empire. Originally debuting in comic books back in 1966's Tales To Astonish #81, Fazekas said that a "version of them" would be the primary antagonists in the new season set in Los Angeles.
Fazekas also revealed that the Darkforce dimension would show up in Agent Carter. Eagle-eyed fans will remember that this wouldn't be the first time it's been touched on in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as Blackout, who gets his powers from the Darkforce dimension, appeared in the first season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.