With a few short weeks before the premiere of the seventh and final season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel is pulling out all the stops to leave a lasting impact. As first reported by CBR, the final season will feature the return of a fan-favorite guest star in the form of Patton Oswalt.
Oswalt’s history with the series goes all the way back to its first season. First, the comedian played Agent Eric Koenig. However, following the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, HYDRA sleeper agents killed Koenig. Oswalt would then return to portray his identical brothers Billy, Sam, and Thurston throughout the seasons.
Per the initial report and its first look at Oswalt’s return, it appears he will play the first Koenig to join the spy organization. Given the time-travel aspects of the final season, it is likely he will play a role in helping the ragtag group of agents through their mission and getting back home.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has an extremely dedicated fanbase on social media. Its continuation of the Phil Coulson story began back in 2008’s Iron Man took the spy organization throughout a bevy of twist and turns leading it to its final season. Within the last 7 years, the series has tied the MCU together by revealing connections to Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Thor: The Dark World. Additionally, the series touts cameo appearances from Samuel L. Jackson and Colbie Smulders reprising their roles from the films. The upcoming season will feature a crossover with ABC’s other Marvel series Agent Carter.
The series dabbled in time travel well before the events of Avengers: Endgame. Moreover, the series introduced Inhumans in the MCU as well as expanded the role of HYDRA in the MCU. Since its debut, Marvel has released a bevy of other live-action offerings across Netflix, Hulu, and Freeform. However, with the launch of Disney+, Marvel CCO Kevin Feige has taken a greater interest in the MCU moving is storytelling to the small screen. Notable, Disney+ currently has shows like Loki, WandaVision, and The Falcon & The Winter Soldier in various stages of production.
What do you think? Will you tune in to see the final season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Let us know in the comments below!
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 7 premieres on May 27th. It stars Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, and Jeff Ward.
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