Samuel L. Jackson Thinks S.H.I.E.L.D. Can Return To MCU



By the end of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it is revealed that the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division (S.H.I.E.L.D.) organization was infiltrated by Hydra. The film concludes with the organization in disarray, and the events of Winter Soldier were the subject of an episode of ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 

Obviously, the television series has kept the organization alive in a smaller faction. But because of the division between both the films and TV at Marvel Studios, crossovers between both platforms seemed quite unlikely. But despite of the absence of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the films since Winter Soldier, Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) thinks that the organization can make a triumphant return in the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While promoting Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Jackson voiced his sentiments on a potential return for S.H.I.E.L.D.

Yeah! For sure, definitely. Why wouldn’t there be? There’s some way of fixing what they created, and hopefully somebody has that going on or Nick Fury is out there — wherever he is, probably hanging out with Jules and walking the world — figuring out what happened and how it got to that particular place. Maybe they’ll find out that all that was part of a ruse to get to something else also. That would be great. They’ll bring me back somehow, some way, for some reason. I mean, they didn’t have me around to referee the kids when they didn’t go to their rooms and got in this big old fight. We’ll see what happens.

What do you guys think of Jackson’s comments regarding a potential cinematic return for S.H.I.E.L.D.? Do you agree with his sentiments? If so, would you like to see them get involved with Avengers: Infinity War? Sound off in the comments below.



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  • Nathan_12thMan

    It’s not an issue of whether or not it CAN be done, but whether or not they want it to be done. So far the answer seems clear that the MCU and the MTVU are not going to play with each other.

    The people in charge have talked about it many a time, how a TV show (especially SHEILD) requires so much future planning/writing and interweaving that with the MCU is just too much work, and could hamstring the writers of the movies because they’d have to check SHEILD to make sure they aren’t writing something that goes against the show.

    Do I wish they intertwined? Eh, sure I guess. It could be awesome if they did and they did it well. TBH the shows I wish were involved in the MCU are the Netflix Marvel shows. But I get it, their tone is so different (mature, violent, dark, etc) that they wouldn’t mesh too well together.

    • The problem isn’t so much that incorporating characters from the show takes too much work, although they’ve made that claim. The poorly kept secret is that Ike Perlmutter, who formerly sat atop the film division and now rules over the TV branch, simply won’t allow TV characters into the movies. If he ever leaves or dies, the universes will probably start to have meaningful (albeit limited) crossovers.

    • fox

      Actually ti’s the other way around. The movies require all the pre-planning, around 2 years out and the shows work around the movie schedule. The shows are only around 2 months out before they air.

    • SAMURAI36

      Excellent post. I would like to add, as I have stated in recent times, that the REAL “Civil War” for Marvel doesn’t take place on the big screen, but rather behind the scenes.
      The reality is, Marvel as a multimedia conglomerate has never been a united front, since they began making films & TV shows wholesale. Between the different studios, the warring factions , etc, the only thing that makes it even appear united, is the big red Marvel logo on the brand.

  • Axxell

    SHIELD will return. You can’t have the Avengers without it.


    It always bugs me, when these actors are always talking about stuff that is beyond their pay grade. Sam Jackson is more or less a bit player in the MCU at this point. He wasn’t even in the last major film himself.

    When the show runners or producers of these films & TV shows speak on the matter, then it can be taken seriously. Until then, this is just fanfare.