One of the several joys to be gained from the MCU is not from the actual movies and shows themselves, but from the behind-the-scenes nonsense. The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. family of cast and crew members in particular are a pretty tight-knit group; just look at any of their social media interactions or joint interviews. Remember their dubsmash war with the cast of Agent Carter? Good times. Luckily for everyone, a new season of S.H.I.E.L.D. means a whole new year for set hi-jinx.
The latest installment of behind-the-scenes shenanigans comes from Daisy Johnson actress Chloe Bennet. Just today Bennet posted a video onto her Instagram story, featuring Yo-Yo actress Natalia Cordova Buckley and Jemma Simmons actress Elizabeth Henstridge. The premise of their bit features the female cast members attempting to fit in a workout in their schedule while still on the S.H.I.E.L.D. set.
Entertaining, yes? Well, this piece of actor fluff actually may contain a clue to where the story of the upcoming fifth season may go. Let’s take a closer look:
There’s a potentially important detail in this frame. No, I am not referring to the touching derriéres of these cast members. For those of you who aren’t distracted by this display of athleticism, you may notice a mysterious man with blue skin walking in the background. Let’s rule out the possibility that it’s the wandering ghost of Yondu Udonta, and the best thing we can speculate is that the blue-skinned Kree race will return to S.H.I.E.L.D.
The Kree has had a presence in the ABC show for its entirety, first showing up in corpse form in the Guest House, where Project T.A.H.I.T.I. brought Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) back to life. With season two delving into the mythology of Inhumans, the Kree and their presence on Earth were not only mentioned but shown. After events such as Daisy’s Terrigenesis and Hive’s (Brett Dalton) master plan was set into motion, members of the militaristic race touched down on Earth to put down their Inhuman “abominations.”
The season four finale of S.H.I.E.L.D. ended with a sudden and disorienting shocker, with the revelation that Coulson and company were now in space. There haven’t been any official details released on the story of season five, but if S.H.I.E.L.D. is going intergalactic, it makes sense for the Kree to be involved. It’s a great way to continue expanding the Inhuman arc, especially jumping off right after ABC’s Inhumans first season. Seeing how the showrunners of both shows gave brief hints to connections and potential crossovers, it would be rewarding to MCU fans to see the shows develop a close relationship.
And as if this sighting weren’t any more suspect, Chloe Bennet’s Instagram story video was deleted soon after it was posted. Luckily, fans who want to study it further for scientific purposes have that Tumblr link to go to.
What role do you think the Kree will have in the upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. season? Speculate away!