While the possibility of Marvel’s TV shows and movies truly crossing over may not be possible, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. isn’t slowing down when it comes to building out its own corner of the MCU. After introducing LMDs, Inhumans, and Ghost Riders to the shared universe, SHIELD turned its lens back on Hydra with its shocking cliffhanger a few weeks back. Now, as the show prepares to return from hiatus, the new reality inside the Framework is being hyped to prepare audiences for what looks to be the most audacious arc of the show yet.
So far, we’ve learned that Grant Ward is alive and well inside the new reality, and he may be joined by other fallen agents. We’ve also been assured that a number of familiar faces will join our heroes inside the Framework, providing payoff for longtime viewers. The show has also been having a lot of fun marketing the new status quo. Recently, several Hydra-centric posters for each season of the show so far were released, teasing how things may have been different inside the Framework. That process isn’t slowing down either, as a new batch of posters show Hydra means business.
The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Twitter has now posted four posters for in-world propaganda that Hydra is using to keep their citizens in line, within the Framework. Most interestingly, they highlight the organizations feelings on the rise of the Inhumans. Check them out below:
After the shocking twist a few weeks back, we speculated on the future of the show. In doing so, we wondered what exactly Hydra’s stance would be on the Inhumans. On the one hand, Captain America: The Winter Soldier showed they weren’t too keen on enhanced individuals. S.H.I.E.L.D., however, rewrote Hydra’s history last season by showing the entire organization was founded around the worship of Inhumans. As such, it’s unclear why Hydra would be so anti-Inhuman now that they’re in control. Even more intriguing is the question of whether the spread of Terrigenesis would have even occurred, with Hydra having been in charge of S.H.I.E.L.D. for the past few years.
Hopefully, all of these questions and more will be answered when the show returns next month. The series certainly has a bold premise lined up, so it’ll be interesting to see how everything pays off in this alternate reality. Meanwhile, the S.H.I.E.L.D. Twitter has shared another fun banner, this time treating the Framework like a tourist destination.
Expect a lot more marketing along these lines in the coming weeks as the show gears up for its wild ride of an arc. There’s still no word on whether we can expect Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season five, but hopefully it’ll stick around in order to tie into the upcoming Inhumans series airing in the fall on ABC.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns with ‘What If…’ on April 4 @ 10 pm on ABC.