Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Star Explains Why No MCU Movie Looks Are Good

A star of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. explains why it's a good thing the character never appears in an MCU movie, even though it would have been cool.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Iain De Caestecker explains why he thinks it's a good thing the character never appears in a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. The ABC original series, which began in 2013, was originally sold as a direct connection to the MCU films. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s habit of putting in many connections in the early days eventually petered out as the film continued to ignore what the show was doing, making it possible for fans to hope to see Phil Coulson, Daisy Johnson, and others appear in the film Sex seems to be getting smaller and smaller. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finally ended in 2020 without any character crossovers in the film.

Despite fan interest, the lack of an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. MCU movie crossover has always been interpreted as a product of complex scheduling. The show has arguably benefited from coming off the movies, as it gave the show more freedom to pursue its own story. In a new interview with Collider, Fitz actor Iain De Caestecker was asked if he had any hope of appearing in an MCU movie. He admitted it would be fun to make this crossover happen, but also said he's interested in A crossover that happened on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Plus, De Caestecker explains why he likes to keep shows and movies separate.

I think I really liked our bubble. It felt like its own little thing. Of course, if the chance had arisen, I’m sure any of us would’ve probably jumped at it. It would’ve been a fun little cool thing to do. But we also had people crossing over into our show, which was cool, as well. It never really became a topic of conversation between us, at any point, funnily enough. We were so busy with doing the show, all the time, that adding on any more shooting days would’ve caused a riot. We definitely fully explored those characters.

Will Agents of SHIELD's Characters Ever Return In The MCU?

It's been more than two years since the characters last appeared in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 7 finale, but that hasn't slowed down calls for their return. Fans are clamoring for Agents to return in upcoming MCU movies, just as they have when the show releases new episodes. Much of the campaign has been built around Chloe Bennet's Quake, which makes her a well-deserved appearance in an MCU movie. So far, there have been no announcements that any Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. character will be returning for an upcoming MCU project.

Not having an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. character returning is usually frustrating - especially when the show is so disconnected from the MCU, it's fair to question whether it's still canon. However, Marvel Studios has proven that it is now possible to bring back Marvel TV actors after Daredevil stars Charlie Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio returned as Daredevil and King. This has revived optimism that Kevin Feige could one day Bringing back some of the more popular Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. characters.

There is definitely room for an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. character to return in an MCU movie or Disney+ series. The multiverse opens the door for the return of different heroes without worrying about the show's canon. Whether it's Daisy Johnson, Melinda May, Phil Coulson, Mockingbird, Ghost Rider, FitzSimmons, or someone else, several Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. characters should have the opportunity to come back and work in the larger sandbox.

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