I’m not usually one to say, “I told you so,” but it looks like at least part of my theories from my latest review of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ are correct. Since last season when we discovered that Phil Coulson had been resurrected with the help of a serum derived from the blood of a mysterious blue corpse, True Believers have trying to figure out which one of the many alien races in the Marvel Universe was being introduced in the show. Now, we have word from someone in the know that gives us the answers that we’ve been looking for.
According to an interview with TV Guide, executive producer Jeffrey Bell confirmed that Director Coulson and his team are in search of the Kree, who were recently put spotlighted in a bigger way thanks to Lee Pace’s Ronan the Accuser in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’ However, unlike the real world where Star-Lord and his crew have been welcomed with open arms, S.H.I.E.L.D. has no idea that the Guardians, Ronan, or the Kree exist:
“Our people don’t know anything about the Kree or that there’s a planet full of them. What they do know is that the strange carvings created by Coulson after he was injected with the Kree serum are actually the map of a city, and they need to find that city before Hydra does. But where is it? Here or on another planet?”
In the same interview, star Chloe Bennet also hints that her character Skye and Ruth Negga’s Raina might have something to do with the Kree, which makes sense since Skye was also injected with the same GH-325 serum as Coulson and Raina was able to pick up the Obelisk without perishing:
“You’ll find out that Skye and Raina have something in common — and it’s not that they’re brunettes. Some of our überfans think the two of them are aliens. Or maybe they’re something else — something different and special. It’s all leading to a reveal that’s mother-effing crazy.”
Now that we know that it’s definitely the Kree that we’re dealing with here, this seems to strengthen the theories that say we’re seeing Inhumans on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, even though that’s not what we’ve been calling them. This also jives with the recently released plans for Marvel Studios’ Phase Three, which features a heavier cosmic component with films like ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’, ‘Captain Marvel’, ‘Inhumans’, and ‘The Avengers: Infinity War’. But with only one piece of the puzzle confirmed, there’s still plenty to figure out. So as we await the next episode of ABC’s weekly look into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, share your thoughts and theories in the comments below.
‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ starring Brett Dalton, Ming-Na Wen, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Chloe Bennet, and Clark Gregg airs on Tuesdays at 9:00pm on ABC.