Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producers Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen and Jeffrey Bell have revealed why they opted to go in a different direction
Jed Whedon: There’s some of that we can’t answer.
Jeff Bell: Part of what happened was, they changed the release date, and we move at a different schedule than they do and so suddenly everything was a week earlier, and so we had to make some adjustments and that’s how we end up with our story.
Whedon: Right. And