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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Alex is the New Media Editor of the Comics Beat. He is also a freelance comics editor with previous credits at First Second, Top Cow, and Papercutz. He primarily covers DC Comics and Magic: the Gathering.