Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Teases Avengers: Age of Ultron, Clark Gregg Promises More Connectivity

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 - 10:19AM
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Wednesday, 29 April 2015 - 10:19AM
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Teases Avengers: Age of Ultron, Clark Gregg Promises More Connectivity
We've known for a while now that Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. would feature a tie-in with Avengers: Age of Ultron, and last night, just days before Joss Whedon's movie hits theaters, we got a glimpse of how TV show and Movie were working in harmony. Granted, the tease was not a major tie-in like we saw with the Thor: Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier episodes of Season 1, but I actually quite liked it.

Spoilers for last night's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. below

In last night's episode, the original 'dirty half-dozen' S.H.I.E.L.D. agents were reunited for a daring mission that took them deep into the heart of Hydra's operations. After turning himself over to 'other S.H.I.E.L.D.s' Gonzalez, Coulson manages to secure backing to take his original team and disrupt Hydra's program to experiment on gifted individuals, a program which we know includes the tests being conducted on 'The Twins', Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. Dr. List, the man conducting many of these experiments, gives us our first tease when he reveals his desire for more viable test subjects like the Twins in Sokovia, a country which will serve as the setting for one of Avengers: Age of Ultron's opening battle scenes.

On the face of it, Coulson's mission into the Hydra base was being run in order to rescue Deathlok and prevent S.H.I.E.L.D.'s enemy from getting their hands on the technology that makes him such a valuable agent. But, as we have come to expect from Coulson, the Director had an ulterior motive, which was to uncover the location of Loki's scepter and snatch it from Hydra's grasp. But as we now know, when it comes to Hydra, all roads lead to Sokovia and that's exactly where this particular line of investigation took Coulson.

After making it out of the Hydra base, Coulson and his team return to The Bus for a debrief with the ever-sceptical Gonzalez. It's at this point we see Coulson, a man who has been hunted down and vilified by the offshoot of S.H.I.E.L.D. who still believe Nick Fury to be dead, seize his opportunity to get one over on his doubters. There's a wonderful moment, which will have had all of Coulson's fans pumping their fists, when the director tells Gonzalez that Fury is very much alive, which is followed by a look of dumbfounded shock that I didn't know the usually cool and collected Edward James Olmos had in his repertoire.


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In a conversation between Maria Hill and Coulson, we then learn that retrieving Loki's scepter from Hydra's base in Sokovia is about to become the number one priority for a little known group called...the Avengers. So it would seem that the Avengers first meeting with the Maximoff twins will be one of chance as Earth's mightiest heroes look to infiltrate the base that Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver call home.

However, according to Clark Gregg, that's not where the tie-ins end between Age of Ultron and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Gregg said "Even after tonight's episode, there's still some really cool connectivity coming in the episodes that follow."

So, with just one episode left before season 2's finale, there are still some more big screen Easter Eggs to look forward to as well as S.H.I.E.L.D.'s first meeting with the Inhumans, which you can see in the promo for next week's episode, below.



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