The cast of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn’t know if things will ever be “all connected” to the point they appear in Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. From the start of Marvel’s venture onto television, Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb has continued to promote the several shows he’s producing by using #ItsAllConnected. The phrase started as a response to whether or not any of Marvel’s shows exist in the same universe as the films, but the legitimacy of it has started to come into question.
With the launch of S.H.I.E.L.D. – starring MCU movie character Phil Coulson, played by Clark Gregg – it was apparent that this was all the same world. But, as more shows have come out, the divide in connectivity has also continued to grow. That has only further frustrated MCU fans begging for a crossover, but not even the stars of Marvel’s first show know if they’ll be included.
Screen Rant was present for the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season five panel at New York Comic-Con today, and when the panel started a Q&A with the crowd, the first question didn’t pull any punches. The first fan to ask a question wanted to know when this cast of characters will make it to the big screen, but they don’t have the answers.
The idea of S.H.I.E.L.D. (or any MCU TV show) crossing over with the movies has been a growingly awkward subject. On the film side, Kevin Feige continues to say that it is a matter of scheduling, or not wanting to pigeonholed the shows, or that a crossover will happen ‘at some point.’ Those on the TV side meanwhile continue to say that they’d love to be a part of the film’s, but even Gregg has blamed corporate stuff as the biggest reason why a big crossover won’t happen.
As far as S.H.I.E.L.D. is concerned, it is the show that most deserves to be recognized by the film’s and could see that happen eventually. While it is probably true that the cast doesn’t know anytwohing, even if they did know they’re appearing in Avengers: Infinity War, they uldn’t be able to say. Considering Disney had to come in and stop ABC from cancelling the show after four seasons, the Mouse House may have wanted to keep it around one more year to set up a potential crossover.
Since S.H.I.E.L.D. has always played ball with the films, incorporating change after change to their content to fit the larger universe, it would be a great moment to have Coulson and his team appear alongside Nick Fury, Maria Hill, and other S.H.I.E.L.D. officials for a brief moment in an upcoming film. It wouldn’t have to be a big deal, but would be a rewarding moment to those that watch the show. So, even though they may not currently be word that a crossover is happening, we can only hope that it does happen eventually.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 5 two-hour premiere airs Friday, December 1st beginning at 8pm on ABC.
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