NY Comic-Con 2016: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Stars Prank Cosplay Fans

You never quite know who’ll be walking around the halls of New York Comic-Con.

As reported by Deadline, fans at the second largest pop culture convention in the country got an unexpected treat when three fellow cosplayers wandering around the show floor interviewing guests turned out to be none other than the stars of ABC’s hit TV series, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

“After the panel, Tuesday’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was previewed for the crowd, but before giving Comic-Con fans their early fix, Loeb cued up a video made earlier in the day by Gregg, Bennett, and Reyes. Each put on costumes to walk the Comic Con floor and interview attendees about their favorite S.H.I.E.L.D. characters, and what they thought of the show (they then revealed themselves to the delight of fans).”

The article went on to add that not every fan’s response was what they were looking for, though. “One cosplayer dressed as Spider-Man said of the show: ‘I watched the first season of it and I didn’t really get into it.'”

The stunt was reminiscent of another Comic-Con prank perpetrated by one of Justice League cast this past summer in San Diego. As reported by TIME, Henry Cavill, star of Man of Steel and Batman V Superman, roamed the halls of San Diego Comic-Con in a Guy Fawkes V for Vendetta mask so that he could “explore the Comic-Con floor without getting swarmed by fans” this past July.

He then took it to the next level pranking fellow DC movie star Will Smith, who was signing autographs to help promote Suicide Squad which debuted a month later to a record opening weekend. Cavill logged his time undercover, including the prank on Smith, into an Instagram post that soon went viral.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., meanwhile, is now in its fourth season and features the introduction of the character Ghost Rider. Clark Gregg, who stars in the series and appeared in several Marvel movies including Avengers talked about his trepidation at introducing a character onto the show that did not find success in theaters.

“I’ll be honest, I saw the movies,” Gregg said during the show’s New York Comic-Con panel, his reference to the Nicolas Cage big-screen representation. “No offense, I just was nervous. I was nervous about it.”

The NY Daily News meanwhile got the scoop the harrowing stunts performed by newest cast member Gabriel Luna who portrays Ghost Rider on the show.

“For all the really dangerous stuff like collisions they bring in Eric Norris — Chuck Norris’ son — our stunt driver,” Luna told the Daily News Friday during an interview at New York Comic-Con. “He’s amazing. I want to be Eric Norris when I grow up.”

His co-star Chloe Bennett also talked about doing her own stunts in the show comparing it to a theme park adventure.

“It was so much fun,” said Bennett. “I was on that car for like four or five hours. It was like a Disneyland ride.”

While the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D panel concluded Friday, there’s still a ton of great panels for fans to enjoy during the rest of the weekend. As reported by THR, the must-see panels left for Saturday and Sunday include the John Wick 2 and Power Rangers panel along with the much anticipated Walking Dead panel, both of which are being held Saturday at the Theater At MSG, which is offsite from the where the main Comic-Con is being held. Meanwhile, Star Trek fans can flock to the NYCC Live Stage for the “Writing for Star Trek” on Sunday.

[Featured Image by ABC Studios]