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.