Tonight marks the conclusion of the first half of ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s second season in the form of its mid-season finale that will pick-up where last week left off with brainwashed Mack trapped in an ancient city and Skye kidnapped by Ward just before Whitehall gave the order to bring down the bus. Obviously, we’re super excited to see how things turn out, but that doesn’t means we aren’t already thinking about the spring run that will begin in March following the completion of Agent Carter’s “event series.” However, it seems we’re not the only ones thinking about S.H.I.E.L.D.’s 2015 arcs either.
In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, the head honchos of AoS confirmed what we’ve all suspected for months: there will be an Avengers: Age of Ultron tie-in when the movies comes out. “You should expect something,” said Jed Whedon. “The Avengers is the big tent that all the franchises play under. Obviously, we’re included in that.” But that doesn’t mean we should be expecting a Winter Soldier type game-changer, however. “I don’t think any movie has the potential to impact us in the way that Captain America 2 did,” said Maurissa Tancharoen, “but there will be connections.”
Time to speculate: given the rumors the destruction level of Ultron is expected to be of a magnitude yet to be seen in the MCU, it’s possible we’ll get to see Coulson and the team finally reveal themselves as being in existence to some of the Avengers members, Hawkeye perhaps, given the lore relationship that exists between him and Mockingbird. It’s still really early days to say anything definitively, but at least now we can speculate knowing there’s something to speculate for.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on ABC.
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[HT Entertainment Weekly]