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Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD not included in Marvel Universe?


Marvel’s Agents of Shield star Chloe Bennet who plays Daisy Johnson, aka Quake, has made quite a bold statement about the true inclusion of Marvel’s TV property in the grand scheme of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). She was recently at Wizard World in Des Moines where she was asked in a Q&A why none of the Avengers aren’t helping with Hive and the threat to Inhumans. She responded, “I don’t know. People who make movies for Marvel, why don’t you acknowledge what happens on our show? Why don’t you guys go ask them that? Cause they don’t seem to care!”

The panel continued and she was asked if she would want to appear on the big screen with the rest of the Marvel Universe. She responded with another blunt statement, “The Marvel Cinematic Universe loves to pretend that everything is connected, but then they don’t acknowledge our show at all. So, I would love to do that, but they don’t seem to keen on the idea.”

This comes right off the heels of ABC’s announcement of cancelling Marvel’s Agent Carter and not moving forward with Marvel’s Most Wanted. It seems that the Marvel TV scope is getting smaller. Also lets not forget that the Inhumans movie has been pulled from the cinematic roster, but that is honestly for the better.

Agents of SHIELD just finished a fantastic season and continually introduces new Inhumans, why should there be an additional movie where these characters we love may not even be included. While Chloe Bennet isn’t wrong about the TV culture not being included in the Cinematic Universe, I don’t agree with her opinion that Marvel doesn’t care. While it is true that a recent episode of Agents of SHIELD dealt with the Sokovia Accords from the most recent blockbuster hit Captain America: Civil War, I don’t believe the issue of inclusion is as black and white as it may seem.

Could the Marvel Movies make a nod at the show? Yes. But how can they? According to the current Marvel Cinematic Universe SHIELD is no longer operational. This was even mentioned in Civil War and in Agents of SHIELD. Coulson told the ACTU that Shield is working in the shadows. One of the reasons we may not be seeing Hawkeye or Black Widow or any other Avenger on Agents of SHIELD is because they don’t know it still exists.

In regards to the character Quake appearing on the big screen that may be happening. The Russo brothers have said they are working on the script for Infinity War where there are over 50 different Marvel characters. Judging on how high that number is, it’s rumored that the Inhumans and The Defenders (the characters from the Netflix series) may be joining the larger Marvel Cast in defeating Thanos and his Infinity Gauntlet.

Finally lets not forget that mixing television and movies is very hard. Let’s not even look at this through any kind of financial logistics, but purely through a narrative point of view. It feels tough enough aligning the TV story arc with the releases of the Marvel movies, let alone a movie having to match up with the ever changing story that is Agents of SHIELD. While I hold hope that the Inhumans will appear in an epic battle against Thanos, I feel like the current inclusive Marvel Universe is exactly that, all-inclusive.

Would you like to see a closer alignment of Marvel’s TV shows and movie universe?

(via Bleeding Cool)

4 thoughts on “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD not included in Marvel Universe?”

  1. AoS simply doesn’t fit in the MCU

    – Actors are “made-for-tv caliber and do not stack up to the A-List casting of the films

    – Characters are very weak and redundant to the existing MCU versions

    – Explaining Coulson is confusing and an unecessary subplot to films that don’t need him

    – AoS is 80% Soap Opera so the storylines and character developments don’t fit with the films

    – AoS isn’t a good show. People claim it’s “better” than it started but the MCU is hitting grand slams so why dilute it with sub par stuff

    – AoS killed the Inhumans storyline with their weak portrayal and backstory

    – MARVEL vs Marvel Films. Feige vs Perlmutter. Nuff said.

  2. They are movies and TV shows. We enjoy them all. Who cares if it’s one continuous story. It is fiction after all.

  3. Because it has been made clear that SHIELD is working in the shadows, I don’t have a problem with the separation right now.

    The movies are the front lines and the show is behind the scenes.

    I will, however, be excited when the day comes that the two stories come together. Sure, it will be hard to pull off but it could be great.

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