Thank you to 3Decades3Kids for attending NYCC for Mama’s Geeky and writing this article.
At New York Comic-Con, we had the opportunity to check out Marvel Television’s Madison Square Garden panel showcasing the latest season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Executive Vice President of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb led the panel, which included cast members Natalia Cordova-Buckley (Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez), Henry Simmons (Alphonso “Mack” McKenzie), Elizabeth Henstridge (Jemma Simmons), Iain De Caestecker (Leo Fitz), Ming-Na Wen (Melinda May), Chloe Bennet (Daisy “Skye” Johnson), and of course, Clark Gregg (Agent Phil Coulson). In honor of it being the fifth season of Agents of Shield, we’re going to share with you THE TOP 5 REVEALS ABOUT AGENTS OF SHIELD SEASON FIVE!
Be warned before continuing – the first 20 minutes of the 2-hour season premiere were aired at the panel, so there will be *SPOILERS* ahead. All set? Let’s go!
The villain isn’t quite what he seems.
The opening moments of the Agents of SHIELD premiere are spent getting the audience better acquainted with the man who abducted the agents at the end of the season 4 finale. We get a glimpse at his home life – see the children’s drawings on his fridge, watch him take a swim in his pool, and witness him take off his skin to take a shower. Though we only get a silhouette through the shower curtain, it’s clear that the villain of this season is not human, appearing instead to be some sort of alien in disguise. Which might dovetail nicely with the second thing the clip showed off…
We may learn more about the obelisks
When Coulson and the team are first unfrozen after being captured in the diner, they are together in a black void along with a familiar-looking object. Fans of the show will recognize it as an obelisk like the ones seen in seasons 2 and 3. While this scene only lasts a moment or two before the obelisk seems to melt and cover the team (and the scene changes), it could hint toward a conclusion for this mystery – or at the very least, more details about these mysterious objects.
The agents are headed to space
Following this, Coulson wakes up alone in an unfamiliar place. As the camera pans around, it becomes clear that he and the rest of the team have been taken to space! With this setting confirmed for season 5, we could potentially see more connections to Marvel’s cosmic properties like Guardians of the Galaxy and Inhumans.
On to the future!
As Coulson explores the space station, another detail about the setting emerges. Through a conversation between Coulson and one of the unknown people he meets aboard the craft, we learn that whoever these people are, they respected the agents as legends from history, and that a small group of devotees in particular held out hope that the agents would come to save them. His dialogue seems to indicate that this season takes place far in the future, though just how far remains unclear.
Season 5 Premieres on December 1
However far in the future season 5 is set in the Marvel universe, we now know just how long we’ll have to wait in our own universe before seeing it. The new season is set to premiere on Friday, December 1 with a 2-hour special episode. Due to the extended nature of the premiere, it will begin earlier than usual at 8pm, but the show will return to its standard 9pm slot in the weeks following. We’re definitely excited for the premiere, and will be tuning in for sure! Will you?