And S.H.I.E.L.D.’s job description has sort of changed. They were supposed to keep these kinds of things secret, but that ship has sailed. Now their job is more about helping people deal with this and navigating all those new questions. What happens when there are gods in the world, what happens to regular people? It’s not just people wanting to be famous now, they want to be super and there are a lot of questions that come along with that alien invasion. And so that’s a lot of stuff that we explore.
Jed Whedon on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (X)