Now Marvel has confirmed the character and released a first look.
Brett Dalton is playing Hive.
“As we saw in the midseason finale episode, Ward is back on Earth, but he’s definitely not the same Ward who went through the portal to the alien world," Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen told Nerdist. “[This version of Hive] is going to have its own unique twist and be very different from what fans have seen so far. We will see similarities that pay homage to the original character, but fans will see that Hive is taking an exciting new direction in the world of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.IE.L.D.”
Agents of SHIELD returns with new episodes Tuesday, March 8th at 9pm ET on ABC.