S.W.O.R.D. Is Upon Us In Season 5 Of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
I have to admit, the promos for the 5th season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. look a little weak sauce. With a more ‘out there’ direction, the move to Fridays and an amp’d up tone to appeal more to the Thor: Ragnoral / Guardians of The Galaxy audience these promos feel more like a cry of desperation than a bigger scope for the show. The lead in of Marvel’s Inhumans doesn’t help any either. I’m ‘hoping’ that the light content for the December 1st premier is ABC and Marvel trying to keep a lid on the season’s details to surprise us. I’m anticipating the introduction of Agent Brand and S.W.O.R.D., a clone of S.H.I.E.D. that deals with off-world threats.
I think the problem with this show still remains.. the scope of SH.I.E.L.D.’s missions seem to be growing. Since they’re not suppose to exist anymore, why aren’t any of the super-powered heroes in this Universe looking into these threats? Why isn’t Iron Man or Doctor Strange on top of Kree Gods trying to exterminate the planet, or wy aren’t the Avengers looking into the rise of Inhumans popping up across the globe. At first glance, having all of Marvel’s Avenger-based movie, tv and streaming shows all in the same cinematic universe seems like a stroke of genius. But with the need to escalate threats on the global scale means it would only be logical for these properties to interact.. a lot more than Maria Hill popping up on a screen from time to time.
Having said all that? I’m still looking for to this season of AoS.