Variety has just revealed that “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” will be bringing in characters inspired by the comic “Secret Warriors.”
You’d be forgiven if you had no idea who the Secret Warriors were. Unlike The Avengers, they don’t have decades of publishing history behind them for fans to latch onto (the first publication came in 2008). In the comics, Secret Warriors are a team of superhero agents assembled by Nick Fury.
This is a natural progression of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” as it’s already introduced Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson (aka Skye in the series), and even as far back as last April, some fans have speculated that “Secret Warriors” was a potential direction for the series. Of course, one of the main differences between what’s in the comics compared to what’s happening in the series is Phil Coulson, who will be taking on the mantle of Nick Fury.
As much as we love Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, the man has too many ties to the big screen to do much in TV land. As such, it looks like Coulson will be surrogate-Fury for the series, and he and Daisy will be making the rounds looking for these supers. So how will the Secret Warriors be different from the Avengers? Well, apart from the name, the main difference is that they’ll do their work in secret. No big flashy “I am Iron Man” announcements from these guys in the near future. Either way, it seems like a promising direction for a series that has come a long way since its initial airing.
There is little question that “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” had quite the rocky start on television. The series seemed directionless, and the constant mystery of Agent Coulson’s survival in Avengers felt like quite the annoying ploy to bait viewers into mediocre content. The characters weren’t interesting, and more and more it felt like a total B-level product. But ever since the series was able to incorporated the events from “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” into the series, things have decidedly gotten much better.
It’s possible that the series was locked in place early in so as not to contradict with any goings on in the movie series. Once the big Hydra hurdle is officially clear, the series was able to proceed forward as needed.
Is this a direction you’d like to “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” move in? What have your thoughts of the series been as of late? Let us know in the comments down below!