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What 11 Agents Of SHIELD Characters’ Future In The MCU Looks Like

By Mabel Judith Andrady
March 21,2022

Agents of SHIELD premiered in the wake of The Avengers as Marvel’s first MCU television venture. Throughout the ABC series’ seven seasons, it explored the comic book universe. This was through Inhumans and Ghost Rider to time and space travel and frequent MCU crossovers.

Agents of SHIELD was forced to end after seven thrilling seasons. And this was done when Marvel Studios assumed control of the MCU’s TV projects as attention shifted to Disney+. The MCU spin-off had previously been available on Netflix in the United States. However, it has now joined “The Defenders Saga” on Disney+.

Fans of Agents of SHIELD are eager to see the show’s heroes and villains return to the MCU after a seven-year run. Coulson and his comrades will have plenty of opportunities to return to the MCU in Phase 4 and beyond.

The Return of Coulson

Phil Coulson

Phil Coulson

Agent Phil Coulson, who perished at Loki’s hands in The Avengers, made a triumphant return in Agents of SHIELD. This advanced life model decoy (LMD) clone of the legendary SHIELD agent has all of his memories and continues to roam the world.

Because of the level of detail in this LMD Coulson, he could play a role in the MCU’s future. Furthermore, he could also possibly bring the Avengers back together after so long. Coulson’s Avenging Friends have all but vanished from the MCU. Needless to say, the only original heroes left are Thor, Hulk and Hawkeye.

Who knows who LMD Coulson might run into on his current world tour in his flying 1962 Chevrolet Corvette, Lola. In Secret Invasion, a show about the MCU’s spies, he might be able to help with the Skrull invasion.

A younger Coulson appeared in Captain Marvel as a Skrull impersonator, who was killed by Nick Fury at the end. Since the SHIELD agent has ties to the Skrulls, he’s a good bet to play an important role in Secret Invasion. He is so either as a replacement or as a phony alien all along.

SWORD and the Inhumans

SWORD director Tyler Hayward in WandaVision


Quake, her redeemed sister Kora, and World War II SSR agent Daniel Sousa are on a space mission following the conclusion of Agents of SHIELD. It’s unclear what the trio was doing in space. However, it’s possible they were working for Nick Fury or SWORD. This would suggest they played a role in Secret Invasion.

Secret Warriors may be coming to the big screen or to Disney+ in the form of a movie or series starring Chloe Bennet’s character Quake. Yo-Yo Rodriguez, aka Slingshot, has also been a regular on the roster. Consequently, this could be the ideal opportunity to bring the two back together with the other Inhuman stars from the show.

Kevin Feige appears reluctant to include the Inhumans in the MCU for unknown reasons at this time. There are no plans for a return of the Inhumans movie, which was originally planned for the big screen. Quake and other Inhuman heroes may not be able to return because of this, but they may be able to return with no mention of their origins.

Fitz and Simmons



Fitz and Simmons, two SHIELD scientists who worked together for years, finally got married and started a family after years of dating and working together. When it comes to the MCU, there is truly no limit to what these scientists can do for the greater good.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania offers a chance for Fitz to make a comeback. Similarly to Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame, the brilliant engineer on Agents of SHIELD figured out how to time travel using the Quantum Realm.

Fitz could be a good addition to the Quantumania team, perhaps as a friend of Hank Pym’s who can assist him in solving a problem in the micro-sized realm of time travel.

The New SHIELD For Mack


Nick Fury

Coulson took over as director of SHIELD after Fury was ousted in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which occurs at the same time as the final episode of Season 1 of Agents of SHIELD.

After six seasons of ups and downs, SHIELD had regained its former glory, with helicarriers flying again and missions taking place all over the world. Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie, a former engineer turned director, is now in charge, and it’s only a matter of time before SHIELD returns to the MCU.

Slingshot, the Inhuman speedster, is still working for SHIELD as a field agent. So, Mack could show up at any time as the director. However, Marvel Comics always had room for both, with SHIELD focusing on global operations compared to its intergalactic counterpart, SWORD, the MCU’s top-secret government agency.

In the same way that SHIELD used to be able to show up anywhere, the spy powerhouse could now appear in projects like Captain America 4, Armor Wars, and Ironheart.

Most Wanted


Clint Barton

When it came to the rogue SHIELD agents of the series, Lance Hunter and Bobbi Morse, they made quite an inseparable romantic pair. Mockingbird, a hero whose romantic ties to Clint Barton’s Hawkeye led to his heroic alias, is a more familiar name for Morse. It was recently revealed that his wife, Laura Barton, was once the Mockingbird of the MCU.

After Barton left SHIELD to start a family with Clint, it’s possible that Morse assumed the role of Mockingbird. Laura and Bobbi could even be related; her maiden name has never been mentioned before. However, the most recent revelation makes it seem likely that it is Morse.

It’s possible that Morse and Hunter will show up in Hawkeye’s unannounced but highly probable second season to help Clint and Kate Bishop. This is so given their connection to Mockingbird.




Cyborg Deathlok, a.k.a. Mike Peterson, was a standout character on Agents of SHIELD. He began his career as an HYDRA threat before joining SHIELD and later departing on his own heroic mission. Marvel was considering making a Deathlok movie back in the early 1990s. Consequently, it’s possible that the character will get another chance to shine in the MCU on Disney+.

Fans would go crazy for this spy-thriller, which stars J. August Richards as the cyborg hero, and he has the acting skills to make it work. When it comes to bringing Deathlok back to the MCU, writer Malcolm Spellman has expressed an interest in bringing the cyborg back.

The Ghost Rider

Ghost Rider

Ghost Rider

“Ghost Rider” Robbie Reyes made his MCU debut in Season 4 of Agents of SHIELD, playing Gabriel Luna’s Robbie Reyes. Due to the Marvel Studios television takeover, Spirit of Vengeance later spawned plans for a mature series at Hulu. However, this never materialized.

Ghost Rider is expected to arrive in theaters or on Disney+ within the next few months. This is so following the likes of Moon Knight, Blade, and Werewolf by Night. Since Johnny Blaze, Robbie Reyes, and Danny Ketch have all taken up the mantle of Ghost Rider. There’s no reason Luna’s Reyes couldn’t join Blaze in the lead role. This is especially so after the series strongly implied that Blaze was the one to pass the mantle on to him.

Is There A Future For Agents Of SHIELD In The MCU?


Agents of SHIELD

Agents of SHIELD

The Agents of SHIELD could show up in the MCU at any time. However, it all comes down to whether or not Kevin Feige is as eager as fans are to see them again. Lady Sif, Nick Fury, Maria Hill and others made appearances on Agents of SHIELD. But the cast as a whole has never appeared in any other MCU films. Furthermore, no events they were a part of have ever been mentioned.

Daredevil and Spider-Man are the only ones who haven’t been a part of the Marvel Universe. Many of the cast members have already expressed a desire to return. Meanwhile, many of them continue to talk about the show on social media. There’s a good chance the team won’t ever be reunited. However, there may still be a role for some of your favorite characters.

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