Agents of SHIELD Revival? Lead Actress Open to Marvel Return

By Liam Crowley Posted:
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Marvel's Agents of SHIELD populated the 2010s with seven seasons of adventures for Clark Gregg's Phil Coulson and company. While the series has yet to be integrated into proper Marvel Cinematic Universe canon, the network television series' cult following cannot be understated. Fans clamor for characters like Chloe Bennet's Daisy Johnson and Iain De Caestecker's Leo Fitz to make an MCU leap similar to Vincent D'Onofrio's Kingpin and Charlie Cox's Daredevil.

If content or characters from the series are to make their way into the MCU, it will likely be in a legacy reprisal. There is precedence for this too, as JK Simmons got a second run as J. Jonah Jameson in Spider-Man: No Way Home completely distinct from the short-tempered Daily Bugle editor in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy.

Half the battle in bringing a character back is the actor being interested. Fortunately, one Agents of SHIELD star says she'd jump at the opportunity to join the MCU.

Agents of SHIELD - Round 2 in the MCU?

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Speaking with ComicBookAgents of SHIELD veteran Elizabeth Henstridge praised the way Marvel network show came to a close:

"I'm satisfied with how it ended. I think at the end of season five we thought that that was it and then to get two more seasons was just such a joy and I feel like we so much. I loved how it ended. I didnt think that I would ever feel ready to walk away from that show, and I think the writers did a really great job. I'm so proud of that final episode and I think, yeah, we left it in a beautiful spot."

While the actress behind Jemma Simmons is happy with the final season, she emphasized she's "open to reprising the role" down the line.

"But equally, I loved being on that show, I loved the family, I loved playing Simmons, so yeah, I'd always be open to reprising the role, definitely."

Agents of Disney+?

With Loki and Spider-Man: No Way Home tampering with the Multiverse, the future possibilities for the MCU are limitless.

Aspects like the Darkhold and the Mockingbird title have already made their way into MCU Disney+ shows WandaVision and Hawkeye, respectively, but they don't come with the history established in Agents of SHIELD. This makes a proper Season 8 of the show set within the MCU unlikely; however, a reboot or revival is not out of question.

With actors like Henstridge and Ming-Na Wen already on board to run it back with Marvel once again, an Agents of SHIELD second stint is just one Marvel Studios green light away. Considering how eager the House of Mouse is to populate its streaming service, a Marvel show with an already established fanbase may be appealing.

All seven seasons of Agents of SHIELD are streaming on Netflix.

- About The Author: Liam Crowley

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