Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has always tried to stay away from making it clear whether it is a part of the MCU or not. It used to tie into the MCU films for the first two seasons, but then it started to tell stories away from the connected Universe, and kept the core MCU references to a bare minimum. This was because this show was not under Kevin Feige, so he never addressed it or any other MCU TV show. But now, Feige has been made the Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Studios and he even has control over all the TV shows. So, an MCU crossover with the final season of Agents of SHIELD could definitely happen. In fact, it has already been teased.
The Co-Creator of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Jed Whedon and former Head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb recently spoke to Deadline, and they teased that something will definitely happen when we talk about a crossover with the core MCU. Here’s what they said when asked about it:
“WHEDON: We’re going to bump into something.
LOEB: (LAUGHS) Yeah, we’ll bump into something.
BELL: Something will definitely happen.”
But what will be that “something”? The premiere of Season 7 gave us many clues. It gave us a few of time travel details, which do make certain things clear (but possibly create a plot hole as well). We got a look at the first form of the Super Soldier serum. And, the show even introduced us to a Super Coulson. And now we’re waiting to see how it will crossover with the MCU.
Perhaps it could be a crossover that sets up the events of MCU Phase 5 in particular. That’s because Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson) mentioned that the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. won’t just be stuck to the 1930s. They will travel to other time periods as well. Clark Gregg said:
“I think since we revealed there is the crossover with the wonderful “Agent Carter” show with the wonderful and classy Enver Gjokaj as Agent Sousa, I think we can say that, man, we get into some cool ’50s stuff. I wouldn’t be surprised if we didn’t also end up in the ’80s, and that might not even be all of the time periods. We might explore the comic book tropes of those times, some of the cinematic tropes of those times, you know what I mean? You can’t go to the ’50s without feeling a little noir here and there. Everybody really pulled out all the stops and really made the most out of each of these time periods. There are some episodes that are tremendously fun, and others that are really scary and dark, and always with this mystery of these Chronicoms trying to undo parts of history.”
So, not only could this show tie into Agent Carter and give her a good send-off which she didn’t get with her own TV show, but Gregg says that the show is to take us to the 80s as well. There are 2 events in particular that took place in the 80s. 1 of them is related to Hank Pym & Janet Van Dyne as Janet ended up in the Quantum Realm in the 80s. And the second event is related to Captain Marvel as it was the 80s when Mar-Vell & possibly a few other Kree agents also made their way to Earth.
Since the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. have dealt with the Kree many times, our bet is that they will somehow lead us into Captain Marvel 2, or the rumored SWORD series that is supposed to arrive on Disney+. Rumors have even suggested that the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will actually get to appear on the SWORD series that is supposed to deal with the Secret Invasion storyline. So, we’d say that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will have something to do with the Kree & the Skrulls amidst their plot which is based on a war with the Chronicoms. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns next week with the second episode of Season 7.