Yesterday, ABC and Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” caught bystanders off guard near a train station in Stockholm, Sweden. Filming for this season’s fourth episode found a huge crowd of extras dressed in suits, wearing red masks and carrying a metal briefcase handcuffed to their wrists. (This is reminiscent of a scaled down version of the third act to “V for Vendetta.”)

Location shooting also found theatrical actress Pascale Armand (TV’s “Law & Order: Trial by Jury”) filming a few scenes in the Swedish capital. Who are these masked men? What are they carrying in their briefcases? How does Armand’s character factor into this episode? Check out the images!

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Actress Pascale Armand

Actress Pascale Armand

Spoiler Alert!

These group of masked individuals could be members of ULTIMATUM, a terrorist group who has battled Captain America and S.H.I.E.L.D. in Marvel’s comic books. The group is helmed by the masked Flag-Smasher (a.k.a. Karl Morgenthau,) the son of a wealthy Swiss banker-turned-diplomat, in Bern, Switzerland. After his father was trampled to death outside a Latverian embassy, Morgenthau believed in the philosophy that would abolish the concept of countries and nationalism that made people feel superior to those of different nationalities. He founded ULTIMATUM, the Underground Liberated Totally Integrated Mobile Army To Unite Mankind.

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ULTIMATUM could be the perfect ongoing antagonist for Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” television show. Viewers will have to wait for the show’s fourth episode to find out!

Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” will premiere on ABC on Tuesday, September 24th at 8/7 Central. The series stars Clark Gregg, Ming-Na, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Brett Dalton, and Chloe Bennett. Writer/director Joss Whedon co-wrote the pilot alongside his brother Jed Whedon, and his wife, Maurissa Tancharoen. Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen are executive producers alongside Jeffrey Bell and Marvel Television’s Jeph Loeb. Joss Whedon directed the pilot.

Sources: moviezine, wedsmasher, wikipedia