|View single post by Kriss|
|Posted: Fri May 3rd, 2019 04:31 pm||
Citizen of nowhere
Not sure what's going on with the TV show, but as someone who has invested years in Agents of SHIELD, and that is hard to do because the show is sometimes decent but sometimes awful, I would've liked to have seen Coulson involved again somehow. I think they were trapped in space when the events of Infinity Wars took place and they've always been the red-headed stepchild of the franchise, but throw the fans a bone and get Coulson one line of dialogue. The SHIELD/Hydra swerve, explored on the show in depth, was a major plot point of this movie in recovering one of the stones, so I wish they could've found a way to integrate these guys to make it feel like a fuller universe. I'm not expecting them to involve Daredevil and Jessica Jones, even though a nod would be nice (not sure of the political sensitivities now given the Netflix/Disney platform situation), but SHIELD has always been much more directly involved in the MCU. Nick Fury just standing around at the end of each movie is not SHIELD involvement. I wonder how much Samuel L. Jackson got paid to literally not say anything?
[NERD HAT ON]
The difference in production time for the TV series and movies caused them to make the decision that they would not try and tie in Agents of SHIELD with the movie timelines, and just let them be their own things. Coulson made a decision not to let the Avengers know he was alive again, and it's mentioned in one of the episodes when he tells Sif not to tell Thor and the others anything about him. He had a decent role in Captain Marvel, so that should make Coulson fans (except you) happy enough. Not only were the Agents of SHIELD in space during the snap, they were also far into the future, but I really wouldn't try too hard to connect the series to the movies.
There was one Easter egg from the Agent Carter TV series in the movie, with Howard Stark's driver in 1970 being Jarvis from the TV show, played by the same actor.
The characters from the Netflix shows are not available to be used by anyone else for two years after cancellation, a no-compete clause, if you will. So from next year, we could see them starting to appear in greater MCU again.
There are four Marvel TV shows scheduled for Disney+, which will be more integrated into the greater story than Agents of SHIELD (and the more distantly related Inhumans, Runaways and Cloak & Dagger shows). Two of them were set up in Endgame. The new Loki series looks like it will be set in an alternative timeline that starts when Loki disappeared with the Tesseract, and a Falcon & Winter Soldier, which was kind of hinted at the end.
There was more than just Samuel Jackson making 5 second cameos at the end. Among others were Maria Hill, General Ross and the boy from Iron Man 3. Natalie Portman fot a credit, even though the footage of her in Endgame was unused footage from Thor 2. She recorded one line of dialogue that was barely audible to satisfy union rules that she could be paid for the movie and get a credit.