Defending The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in a Franchise That Doesn’t Seem to Need ThemJohn J. Falco November 3, 2016 0 COMMENTS
It’s fair to say that without the Marvel Cinematic Universe spear-headed by Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, I wouldn’t have one of the most exciting sections on this blog. Even though I haven’t written much about my favorite franchise in the past two months as there wasn’t a lot of Marvel related things to write about. (Dr. Strange hasn’t even come out yet.)
Despite the lackluster start of Director Coulson’s Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division and the critical missteps that have happened along the way. The agents are still on the air and still kicking ass. Often left out of how American Audiences view the MCU altogether. The Netflix shows are sooo much better as the critics say. S.H.I.E.L.D has basically went through the meat-grinder since it’s pilot episode.
Now, it’s the pivotal breadcrumb in the MCU that links together all the movies! Coulson’s character was first introduced in the very first and very successful Iron Man which started this whole thing. Then, he died in the Avengers, but was magically brought back alive in order to helm this TV Series. Since then, the creative minds behind Marvel have figured out sneaky ways to link the TV show and the blockbuster films without having any one character cross back over. AKA Coulson, who would be the most logical choice to do this. They don’t even name, names, perhaps due to the secret nature of their job titles.
While fans of the show criticize Marvel’s official mum stance on including the Agents that we all know and love in their films. Their government presence is still heavily felt, especially in the latest Captain America and Avengers films. While one would like to think that the agents we know would be on the front lines helping the heroes that we all know, it’s never that simple in real life. So why should it be that simple in a fictional world?
The chances of each team member under Coulson’s watchful eye to team up with all the Avengers is unlikely in the real world and the development of a movie vs a TV series use two completely different methods. It would be a scheduling nightmare in a universe that is already rapidly filling up with A-list talent. Despite it’s lofty ambitions Marvel doesn’t own Hollywood, but S.H.I.E.L.D does a good job tying up loose ends in the MCU regardless and it’s latest entry into the magical realm of Doctor Strange doesn’t disappoint.