AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D – The Aftermath of The Winter Soldier
Spoilers Ahead everyone. Catch up on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and watch Captain America The Winter Soldier then come back here. Read on Agents.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D has been on the air now for about nine months and has had a somewhat successful run. The series can be pretty hit and miss, the characters can be two-dimensional (May), the cool guy for the sake of being the cool guy(Ward) and the downright annoying(Skye, it’ll always be Skye), but as the series has gone on and the characters have grown on me(except Skye). I know what everyone has been waiting for off Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, that wow moment, that moment when you realise this is going to be something great. We all believed it would happen when we found out what happened to Coulson and though the events behind Coulson’s “resurrection” was deeply disturbing and interesting it wasn’t enough.
Then Captain America The Winter Soldier happened and well sh*t went down. S.H.I.E.L.D is in complete disarray since all their dirty little secrets got put on the internet(one of the most hilarious and best scenes in the movie) by the end of the movie. By the end of Winter Soldier S.H.I.E.L.D has been destroyed, the infrastructure that S.H.I.E.L.D has built over decades comes crashing down around them due to some poor decisions on S.H.I.E.L.D’s part(well that’s what you get for hiring Arnim Zola as a founding father of American science). When the movie wraps up we’re left with many questions, What will Bucky do next? How will the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D deal with events in this movie and the most important question of them all, Why doesn’t Quicksilver have silver hair? In all seriousness though after S.H.I.E.L.D implodes what do you think this means for our favourite Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, with the revelation that S.H.I.E.L.D had been infiltrated by Hydra decades ago and that key agents are actually Hydra agents. After watching Winter Soldier and now watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D all I can think is this,”Is that agent a secret Hydra agent, is that agent a secret Hydra agent” and so on. I mean think about how surprising it was when we found out Sitwell, an established Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D who starred in his own fantastic Marvel short, was a Hydra agent. I was completely shocked and now I can’t stop thinking who else is a secret Hydra agent.
With the news from Clark Gregg that the finale of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D will be something we’ve never seen before I couldn’t be more excited for this series to grow into its own and when we look at the Marvel Universe as a whole after the events of Winter Soldier there is a huge power vacuum. Think about it S.H.I.E.L.D is gone, Hydra is gone and now there is nothing left. My personal theory would be that S.W.O.R.D is created as a replacement for S.H.I.E.L.D. It would be an interesting dynamic to tackle for the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D in a world that doesn’t trust them any more. The amount of theories and ideas Captain America The Winter Soldier has brought to pop culture is immense and I can’t wait to see what happens in the coming months and years. Let us know here what your theories are for the upcoming movies and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and remember this, Stephen Strange was mentioned in Captain America The Winter Soldier, boom. Let us know in the comments below, where do you think Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D will head in a world that doesn’t trust them.