Marvel Area 51 Has Aliens in MCU
This season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. might have had us confused about a few things, but it has surely proven to be quite amazing in terms of elaborating the story of the MCU. We have already got a few references telling us the story of MCU’s past. Firstly, we got a bit more elaboration of Hydra’s origin story. We even got to know how Doctor Erskine was able to formulate the Super Soldier Serum. Very recently, the show connected to Agent Carter and possibly even Avengers: Endgame. That’s because we got to see that Daniel Sousa and Peggy’s relationship didn’t last (probably because Captain America arrived in the past). And now, the show has also given us a cool reference suggesting how Marvel connects to the real world.
The US Air Force acquired Area 51 back in 1955 and ever since then, theorists have been conspiring philosophies about the US government has aliens hidden in Area 51. There was a whole thing about raiding Area 51 last year to find out what’s really going on. But obviously, no raid was conducted. Back in the 1950s, there were major rumors suggesting the fact that the US Air Force has acquired a crashed alien aircraft. And further rumors about UFO sightings led people to believe that aliens are walking on Earth. The Air Force obviously knew what was going on and denied all alien conspiracies. They just claimed that their project was just “high-altitude weather research.”
It is obvious that nobody knows what’s really stored in Area 51. In fact, the US government even denied its existence for several decades. It became known to people back in 2013 after a few CIA documents got publicly declassified. But, it’s still a conspiracy for many. Obviously, there won’t be aliens at this location, but they’re certainly are aliens in MCU’s Area 51.
Right from Thor 1, MCU made it clear that aliens exist. Then in The Avengers, everyone found out that Earth is not the only habitable planet in the Universe as there are thousands of other planets where living beings exist. But many people on Earth knew that aliens exist way before The Avengers. The Kree showed up on Earth in the 80s. The 90s even brought the Skrulls along with the Kree. But now we know that S.H.I.E.L.D. was aware of the existence of extra-terrestrial life back in the 50s as well. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode 3, “Alien Commies From the Future!” took us back to the year 1955. So, it had to connect with Area 51. And, it revealed that Area 51 was actually a S.H.I.E.L.D. base where aliens did live at one point.
In the episode, we saw how future agents & an LMD Coulson invaded Area 51. But, they weren’t the only ones who infiltrated the S.H.I.E.L.D. base. Apparently, the alien Chronicoms that S.H.I.E.L.D. has been chasing throughout time also infiltrated Area 51. In fact, the title of the episode “Alien Commies From the Future!” is actually a cool nod to the whole Area 51 situation.
The next episode will also take place in 1955, but it’d be interesting to see where this season takes us next. Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson) mentioned that the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. won’t just be stuck to the 1930s or the 50s. They will travel to other time periods as well. He 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, traveling to the 80s and a connection to Captain Marvel is quite possible. Let’s see what happens.