It was seven years ago that we first revealed Agent Coulson Lives! here at borg, as fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe discovered there was more to Clark Gregg’s Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., among other things, the biggest fan of Captain America. In the marathon opening night for The Avengers, Agent Coulson served as our guide, speaking directly to viewers as he introduced Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Iron Man 2, and Captain America: The First Avenger. And in The Avengers, we saw one of the most emotional scenes of the franchise as Coulson was killed by Loki, although his biggest appearance wouldn’t arrive until last year, with his co-starring role in Captain Marvel (the MCU does like to bounce us around). When this coming season wraps this August, Gregg will have put in 136 hours of television with the character, even if in decoy form, and the first Phases of the MCU come full circle–with one more big element remaining this year–another character back from the dead–in Black Widow, coming to theaters in November.
News of the new series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the 21st century step into the TV realm for Marvel Comics, came right after the beginning of the DC Comics universe on television with the series Arrow back in 2012.
With a retro-style poster for the seventh and final season, look for a 1930s throwback and lots of Hydra. Gregg reunites with Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, and Jeff Ward. The series was co-created by executive producers Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, with Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb also producing.
Here is a preview for the final season:
The final season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. begins Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at 9 p.m. Central on ABC.