This year is promising to be the best yet for Agents of SHIELD with the introduction of new characters, most notably being that of Ghost Rider (Gabriel Luna), but the Agents of SHIELD boss, Jed Whedon, is now teasing something that may be even more intriguing. While everyone is eager to see how Ghost Rider translates onto the small screen, the idea that a Doctor Strange crossover is forthcoming may be even bigger news for fans of the Marvel franchise.
Beyond the news of a Doctor Strange crossover, ABC has also released the first clip from the season 4 premiere and a glimpse at those first minutes of the new Agents of SHIELD episode focuses on a Quake (Chloe Bennet) christening.
Agents Of SHIELD Gets A Doctor Strange Crossover
ABC has promised a Doctor Strange crossover on their Agents of SHIELD series, which is exciting no matter how it’s handled, since Marvel properties rarely, if ever, have crossed over between television and feature films. iTech Post reveals, however, that series showrunner Jed Whedon isn’t promising the kind of direct Doctor Strange crossover fans might be expecting. Instead, Whedon explains that there may be a far more subtle Doctor Strange influence.
“Our ties are at times very direct and at times are more thematic,” Whedon said. “The tie this year will feel more of a reflection of the movie, less an interweaving plot. As that movie hits the world, it comes at the right time in our show, and you will see some of those same ideas being explored.”
What ideas are Jed Whedon referring to in his statement? The concepts of magic and the supernatural have been largely kept out of the Marvel comic book universe, except in two notable cases: Doctor Strange and Ghost Rider. Whedon suggested that the addition of Ghost Rider, a supernatural being, is actually crossing over from the Doctor Strange magical universe, to land in the more mundane universe of Agents of SHIELD.
Sadly, Benedict Cumberbatch will not be making an Agents of SHIELD cameo.
“Doctor Strange will introduce some new ideas, but we’re starting to lay the first brick in the yellow brick road to that,” Whedon said of introducing magic into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “We want to slowly play with the morality of building these things, whether or not we even should and the scientific questions that come along with it. [That’s] the first step that we explore before we inevitably get into other things.”
A Quake Christening Kicks Off Season 4 Of Agents Of SHIELD
Ahead of the season 4 launch of Agents of SHIELD, ABC has released he first few minutes of the premiere episode, which We Got This Covered reveals has been titled “The Ghost” as a way of marking Ghost Rider’s introduction into the series. While a Ghost Rider story arc may be the overriding theme of the episode, this teaser places emphasis on fan favorites and long-time characters of the Agents of SHIELD series.
Coulson (Clark Gregg), Mack (Henry Simmons), and May (Ming-Na Wen) reunite, even as May is assigned the task of training new recruits, but it isn’t long before conflict threatens to tear into the unit. Rumors emerge that Daisy has been using her powers on civilians and, in response, the country’s military has been instructed to take her out on sight, no questions asked.
The civilian population has begun to refer to Daisy as Quake, christening the character with her Marvel comics code name for the first time in the ABC series. Becoming the most hunted Inhuman forces Quake to take it on the run, begging the question of who will get to her first. Can the Agents of SHIELD rescue her, before the military closes in? Or will a third party get the jump on both the agents and the military and claim Quake for themselves?
Season 4 of Agents of SHIELD premieres on Tuesday, September 20 on ABC.
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