For those of you watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 6, you might already know that this thrilling new story takes place before the events of the snap that eliminated half of all life in the universe at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. That might seem a little strange to those who have followed the ABC show throughout its long run, however, as it has previously tied a great deal into the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s films in the past. Most notably, one storyline from the show saw the Agents grapple with the fact that they were actually working for the neo-fascist organization HYDRA during the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
There are huge (and obvious) benefits to having a show like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. directly tie into the events of Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, two of the biggest movies of all time. We know that Agents is capable of that sort of storytelling. So why didn’t they use it here? Why not lose half our agents to the snap? Or show what the team did to help rebuild the world in the five intervening years between the events of Infinity War and Endgame?
These are questions that the Beat recently got Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Executive Producers Jeph Loeb, Jed Whedon, and Jeff Bell, along with series regular Ming-Na Wen, to answer.
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  1. I’m not really in a position to watch a video right now, so it’d be nice to get the answer in text, too.
    Also, is the use of time travel in AoS even compatible with the time travel rules in Endgame?

  2. In season 5 they had the Iron Man vs Ebony Maw mentioned on the news so the idea this years later season 6 happened before the snap is wrong.
    Though lets be honest the films ignore everything that happens outside of the films and with good reason (though it is amusing Marvel films can work better with Sony than the Marvel TV division).

  3. It is impossible for this story to take place before the snap because last season’s final took place at the same time Thanos was in Wakanda. It was specifically mentioned that the Advengers were fighting Thanos. This story then takes place a year after that.

  4. Thanks to all you commentors. I definitely did hear correctly, and they most likely misspoke. Season 6 most likely does take place a year after Season 5. Either that or these writers are taking cues from Akira Toriyama.

  5. How can Jeph Loeb say “if that’s what your focused on your missing the show” when they set up these standards? Showing a year into the snap would’ve spoiled nothing as endgame takes place generally 10% right after infinity war and 90 % 5 years later. I would not watch a bunch of human secret agents UNLESS they were in this bigger universe.

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