We’re days away from the return of Agents of Shield. And we have promo art showing off what could be Raina’s final form as she leaves the cocoon of terrigensis.
As you can see, it’s quite distinctive, and doesn’t ring any immediate bells on whether she is or isn’t a pre-existing Marvel character.
Producer Jeff Bell had this to say on it:
“I would say for this, it’s not without base and some fact. It’s representative, and it’s his interpretation of certain things, and I think certain things here are quite different than how she’ll look. But I think it’s also hinting at the transformation. So when we approach them, we say, “we think this is interesting because of this or this.” This episode is the aftermath of Skye becoming a superhero, and maybe we’ll show them the script or let them watch the episode and let them respond to it emotionally and see what’s interesting to them. And then we have a conversation with them about how we’d like to portray that, and then we try to lean into the strengths that they have. Some are more graphic, some are more character based, some are more composite, and some are cleaner. And that’s one of the things we really look forward to each week, getting the initial sketches back from the artists and seeing their interpretation. It’s really fun to see how each one is unique and different, and we hope fans want to collect all of them—I know I do!”