‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Laid The Foundation For ‘Captain Marvel’

Though the alien race made their big screen debut in 2014’s Guardians Of The Galaxy, we first met the Kree of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on the small screen. While we will take our first trip to the Kree’s homeworld of Hala in the upcoming Captain Marvel, the writing has been on the wall as their flagship television series Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been laying some of the foundation for the film since the first season.

The first Kree that we are introduced to in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is called Guest Host as his actual name was unknown, was initially found by German forces and taken by HYDRA alongside a number of various other objects of Kree origin which included the Diviner. Following HYDRA’s defeat, the Kree corpse was confiscated by the Strategic Scientific Reserve who held on to it until the formation of S.H.I.E.L.D., where it ended up after.

As Nick Fury was well aware of the existence of G.H., which he used to revive Phil Coulson following his demise in The Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D. has clearly been well aware of the Kree’s existence for some time. And as he will appear in the film, could this potentially be a plot point in Captain Marvel? While it does seem a bit unlikely, perhaps the mention of G.H. could finally be a small bridge between the two corners of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that fans have been waiting for?

From the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D. to the Sokovia Accords, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., the series has been able to dive deeper and further expand upon concepts that the films don’t quite have time for. While Guardians Of The Galaxy and it’s sequel have both touched on the Kree Empire, the series has been able to to give fans of the MCU somewhat of a deeper understanding of the alien race and their strict, militaristic lifestyle ahead of the 2019 release of Captain Marvel.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 revealed that Yondu had been sold into slavery by his parents, where he then served in gladiatorial battles for twenty years. The recent season of the series touched on this with Kasius, who not only had numerous slaves in his service but a number of Inhumans that he forced to engage in this style of battle before being sold off to the higher bidder. Kasius came from a respected and influential Kree family with his second in command, Sinara, coming from a “low-born” family. Thought a technologically advanced society, it appears that we can expect a class system similar to that of Game Of Thrones when it comes to the Kree Empire.

While the above doesn’t mean that you have to catch up on Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. before seeing Captain Marvel, the series will give you a good idea what to expect when we visit Hala next year. Most MCU completionists already watch the series, but those of you that don’t will likely have a richer experience with Captain Marvel having become more familiar with the Kree Empire and their ways. That and it’s just good television. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Shawn Madden

Shawn Madden

I write stuff. Sometimes.