Could the ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Appear in ‘Avengers 2’?

Published 11 months ago by , Updated September 10th, 2014 at 1:17 pm,

The Avengers 1 Movie Roster Promo Art Could the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Appear in Avengers 2?

 [WARNING: Potential SPOILERS ahead for The Avengers: Age of Ultron]

While the recent departure of Edgar Wright as the director of Marvel’s Ant-Man drew a lot of attention, the quick signing of Peyton Reed to replace him has allowed the studio to swing their focus back to this August’s release of the ambitious Guardians of the Galaxy. In the meantime, Joss Whedon is by now more than halfway done shooting Marvel’s huge 2015 sequel and Phase II culmination The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

We’ve already seen a good amount of set photos from the movie’s various international locations, with the last month or so providing fans with a variety of updates, from details on new additions Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), to the expanded role of Bruce Banner/The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), to possible details of the opening sequence and the big news that Josh Brolin has been cast as the MCU’s overall big baddie Thanos.

If the rumored plot points are even half-true, The Avengers 2 is already stuffed with multiple storylines. A new report from CBM not only adds a great deal more potential cameos and narrative threads into the mix, but offers set photos from the movie’s newest location, University of East Anglia campus in Norwich, UK.




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There is a lot going on in these set pictures, and they add even more to Age of Ultron‘s already packed plot. Beyond shots of the returning Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth, along with reported views of the backs of Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson’s body doubles.

According to observers on location:

  • Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson, Captain America: The Winter Soldier star Anthony Mackie, and B.J. Britt (Agent Triplett from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) have all been spotted on set, in costume.
  • The Iron Patriot armor, known for its pivotal role in Iron Man 3, has been seen, but Don Cheadle was not.
  • A couple of blurry long shots of a group of costumed extras are said to be “Avengers Recruits.”
  • A piece of set dressing appears to be part of Avengers Tower.

We need to point out that while the appearances of Taylor-Johnson and Olsen are to be expected, it’s entirely possible that Jackson and Mackie could simply be visiting the set. Observers claim to have seen them “in costume,” but there is no visual proof at this point of their involvement in Age of Ultron. The presence of B.J. Britt, however, may not be as easily dismissed. His character, Antoine Triplett, is the descendant of one of Captain America’s World War II cohorts the Howling Commandos, and by the end of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s first season had secured a place as a key specialist.

In the wake of game-changing third act reveals of The Winter Solider – which fed directly cross-platform into Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., turning the show’s end run of episodes into gripping, must-see television – nothing can be the same for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If Britt is on hand as Agent Triplett, will Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) reveal himself to the Avengers? How big a role will Nick Fury and the now-decimated S.H.I.E.L.D. play in this new world? Artwork Marvel Civil War Could the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Appear in Avengers 2?

The other main question mark is the evidence of “Avengers Recruits.” Possibly the most direct correlation to this potential plot-thread occurred in The Avengers: The Initiative, a comic book series covering the aftermath of the famous Marvel Civil War. Once the pro-superhero-registration camp proved victorious, the Fifty State Initiative was launched, which saw S.H.I.E.L.D.-sponsored teams of superheros appear in every state.

Will shades of the Marvel Civil War wind up in the Age of Ultron narrative somehow? Are the uniformed extras some other kind of military, para-military or containment force, perhaps?

It’s certainly fun to see the whole Avengers crew in action, and even a glimpse of these fan-favorite characters is enough to inspire us to dive deep into the rabbit hole of plot speculation. If Sam Jackson, Anthony Mackie, B.J. Britt, a batch of “Avengers Recruits” and even Don Cheadle or Clark Gregg end up joining the party, few would complain. Then again, many of us are going to see Age of Ultron to see that villainous android in action, without distraction.

What do you think of these set photos, Screen Rant readers? Let us know in the comments.


The Avengers: Age of Ultron will open in theaters on May 1st, 2015.

Source: CBM

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  1. Seems like someone is taking a GH-235 (or 352? 532? :/)

  2. Please, bring Director Coulson back to the Avengers 2.

      • Wonderwoman is DC…

        • He said Wonderman which is marvel…

  3. If you read the Comic version of Age of Ultron (and of Apocalypse) the answer is Yes because in the first Fury is directly involved and in the second X-Men/X-Factor and Fantastic Four are involved. Actually, in Ultron, Fantastic Four is involved also (again, if you read comics). The answer is yes — key word: Fury.

  4. Why are people responding to the trolls hating on the third highest grossing movie of all time? Who cares what they think, please ignore them and focus on the topic.

    • 2 cent well spent.

    • I love these comic book movies! Besides, what else does Hollywood have to offer movie-goers? The bashers and haters are simply jealous because the media hyped “icons” are failing at the box office. Let it be understood that I use the term “icon” very loosely. I see nothing but the perpetuation of success regarding Marvel and DC movies. The rest of Hollywood can sit back, pout, and be jealous.

  5. While I loved the first Avengers movie, I’m having misgivings about the sequel.

    One, with this kitchen sink approach with characters there’s going to be too many sub plots going for the movie to stay focused. Also, the TWO villains in the movie. Von Strucker is HYDRA, and there’s Ultron, that may be an initiative by the government (or an invention by Tony Stark) that becomes the modern day Frankenstein. How do the two villians mesh, or will the Avengers will fight a two-front war with two major baddies? Also, the multiple locations where this movie is being filmed gives the impression Wheldon is throwing in too much. They are now filming at a castle in Dover, England.

    Also, the story. Many news sites are really putting out the Hulk story line, while other stories are not being heavily promoted. (This makes me doubt the Latino Review first 20-minute “spoiler” story even more.) It’s making Age of Ultron look so Hulk-centric it look like a lay-up for a new Hulk movie. If fact, Ruffalo stated in an interview a Hulk movie is in the works. To me the first Avengers movie had balanced character interaction. The story wove together and that was part of its success at the box office. I wish Wheldon would keep the character count down and balance their roles, focus on one main villain (with a 2nd tier baddie that makes sense) and keep one central story line.

    • how about we wait for the movie to come out, or even a trailer before we start making criticisms. i wouldn’t get too worked up over some rumors.
      my hope is that the film will be at least 2.5 hours to give good character development to the new players in the mix. only 11 1/2 months to go.

  6. The ‘Avengers recruits’ thing is interesting. When you read the original Avengers stories and Stan Lee’s account of how that all happened, you see that you start out with the ‘big guns’ (Thor; Iron Man; Hulk; Giant Man & the Wasp – with Cap added) and then… they leave and Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch & Hawkeye are drafted in. Through a recruiting process. Stan wanted to move off the big guys to their own books and bring on some new talent. Thus a pattern was established that has continued for fifty years. Lo, the Roll call changeth.

    Is this how Marvel Studios see it too? Bring on new talent that may or may not sustain their own films and not overuse the big guns? Against this is (a) MEGA money coming in from the first film to combine separate franchises into one mega-franchise (ala Star Trek meets Star Wars) & (b) Downey Jr is signed to appear in Avengers 3.

    Still… it’s a neato way (as Stan intended) to get audiences used to new characters and new ideas. Although, they don’t always work. Some characters (like Tigra; Mantis; Beast; Black Knight etc etc) would likely never sustain their own line movie or comicbook wise. And it’s dangerous if it taints the value of the original piece (in this case, Avengers). But… hey. If Rocket Racoon works, all bets are off.

  7. Not so sure about the whole Avengers recruits thing, or the marvel Civil War thing. But let me give everyone a tip. If two actors are spotted out on a set (which is in another country mind you), and these actors have been seen in recent movies taking place in the same world as the one being filmed, then most likely they will be making an appearance in the movie. Most actors don’t fly all the way out to a set that’s in a different country just to say hello you know.

  8. Agent Tripplet may be who Coulson uses as liaison to the Avengers now that he is “dead”. His grandfather was a Howling Commando which kind of gives him an in with Captain America

    (which i am almost sure will reveal Tripplet’s grandfather was a Commando we wouldnt think of ie not the black commando Gabe…they just keep holding off putting a name to his grandfather and Dum Dum Dugan is the only Commando to have grandkids in comics or something along those lines i read once. This seems like a Whedon-esque joke waiting to happen…Cap meets him and he sayd his grandfather served with him and cap assumes its the black guy when in fact it’s not at all…awkward “welcome to modern times” moment for Cap)

  9. How is this possible if Tripp was “dusted off” in AoS winter finale??
    That left me feeling like watching Mountainv Oberyn fight all over again(getting attached to character, almost being sure about his survival and then bam… ).

    • maybe its a flashback or somehow tripp comes back to life

      • Aw man I really hope it’s choice #2 (even though his death seemed pretty… well… permanent. y’know, pile of dust on the floor permanent :( )

  10. _—— MAJOR SPOILER——

    Agent triplett is now dead, as of the end of season 2 on Agents of Shield. I don’t think he will be in Avengers 2

    • Where did you see the rest of season two?