It’s all connected, isn’t it? At least, that’s what Jeph Loeb used to say in regards to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and its ties, or lack thereof, to the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe. But the show, which just dropped a trailer for its upcoming sixth season has some fans speculating whether this trailer could have some unintentional spoilers for Avengers: Endgame.
At the end of the day, it probably doesn’t, but let’s entertain this, shall we? So in the new trailer, we see a trailer truck smash through two cars that, upon close inspection, bear the logo for the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The theory is that since S.H.I.E.L.D. itself hasn’t been public in awhile, perhaps they will be publicly brought back to the forefront at some point in Avengers: Endgame. Given how far removed the MCU films are from ground level stuff and have gone more cosmic as of recent, that’s a bit of a leap.
But okay, let’s maintain the notion that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is spoiling Avengers: Endgame. What else is there? Well, we see Agent Coulson himself at the end, despite his death last season. But keep in mind that Clark Gregg will be reprising his role on the movie side of things in Captain Marvel in March. Albeit in the past, but Coulson will be in the films again in some form or fashion. So this next theory deals with the Skrulls. Perhaps Coulson is not dead at all.
Now granted, in the wider MCU yes, Coulson is alive and well. But the films haven’t exactly, if ever, acknowledged any of the TV shows, whether on ABC, Netflix, Hulu, or Freeform. However, the idea postulated here is that Coulson’s resurrection could have something to do with the events of Captain Marvel. Given how that movie itself will no doubt tie into Avengers: Endgame, many wonder whether Coulson will factor into this as well. Plus, let us never forget the popular theory that the Coulson we see in the trailer could be a Skrull.
What do you think, though? Is this just fan speculation? We’ve seen Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., as far back as Captain America: The Winter Soldier, tie into the events of the films. Could this be another example of that? Do you think something here truly is a spoiler for Avengers: Endgame? Would you want to see S.H.I.E.L.D. have a role in the movie side of the MCU again moving forward? Let us know your thoughts and theories in the comments below.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stars Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Henry Simmons, Jeff Ward, and Natalia Cordova-Buckley. The series will return to ABC in July 2019.
Here’s Every Hero Who Appears In The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer
Today, Marvel Studios released the first official trailer for Avengers: Endgame and revealed which heroes will likely be on hand for the re-match against Thanos.
Avengers: Infinity War united nearly every hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the showdown with Thanos and after a decade of films that proved to be an extensive roster. However, the Marvel Studios epic concluded with Thanos succeeding in his mission to acquire the Infinity Stones and use their power to erase half of the universe's population, with many of the aforementioned heroes being included among the casualties. Fortunately, the original Avengers teammates survived Thanos' decimation and it appears they will be joined by a few the new heroes who debuted since the group initially formed when they head into the second showdown with Thanos.
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Iron ManAfter being spared by Thanos, Tony Stark can be seen adrift in space with limited supplies and oxygen. Although Nebula appears to be with him, the unlikely companions seem to be lost with little chance of being rescued, though it is hard to imagine that Stark will spend most of what could be his final adventure away from the action.
The First Avenger will unsurprisingly return for the conclusion of the first decade of Marvel Studios stories and he is determined to undo Thanos' decimation. Of course, many fans are concerned that reversing the decimation could come at a great cost for Captain America considering Chris Evans' contract expired with Avengers: Endgame.
Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a Black Widow, returns for Avengers: Endgame and it appears she's been assessing the consequences of Thanos' actions. Standing by Captain America's side as they head to attempt to reverse the decimation, Black Widow seems confident that their plan cannot fail.
Although Thor nearly defeated Thanos by stabbing through the chest with Stormbreaker, The Mad Titan had enough energy left to use the Infinity Stones to heal himself while erasing 50% of the population in the universe. Now, a contemplative Thor can be seen in the Avengers: Endgame trailer and one can't fault him for reflecting on the fact that victory was almost in his grasp.
Nebula and Rocket Raccoon were the only Guardians of the Galaxy characters to survive Thanos' wrath, with former being left alone on Titan with Tony Stark. With the film expected to conclude Thanos' and Nebula having more reason than most to see the Mad Titan brought to justice, fans are hoping she will have an extensive role Avengers: Endgame.
The new trailer also confirmed that Hawkeye will assume the Ronin mantle when he returns and the death of family is the likely reason for his new identity. It appears Natasha will attempt to recruit her old friend when they embark on a mission to defeat Thanos, but whether or not Hawkeye agreed to join them remains to be seen.
After the mid-credits scene for Ant-Man and the Wasp, many were theorizing that the Avengers would have to rescue Scott Lang from the Quantum Realm and subsequently use the alternate dimension to travel back in time to defeat Thanos. While it appears Scott Lang managed to escape on his own, he may have brought the van containing the way to the Quantum Realm to the Avengers' front door.
While the Hulk was absent from the first Avengers: Endgame trailer, Bruce Banner managed to make a brief appearance. The brilliant scientist could be seen assessing the list of casualties of Thanos' decimation and it has clearly taken an emotional toll.