There has been a debate for a long time now on the status of Agents Of Shield! When it originally came out it seemed to be widely accepted that Agents Of Shield was canon to the larger MCU. After all, it took place in A Marvel Universe, and it featured Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) from the films! Then, it was stated that Agents of Shield was not canon! I don’t remember where it came from, but people went nuts. Well now, Clark Gregg says Agents Of Shield is canon! Or, at the very least, he considers it canon!
Clark Gregg has been back in the spotlight over the last couple of weeks. That’s because his character, Agent Coulson, just appeared in last week’s episode of Marvel’s What If…? and fans loved it! In fact, Coulson has been popular for years. Fans loved him on Agents Of Shield, and have been wanting him back in the films for a long time.
More recently, it seems like Marvel wants to distance itself from Agents Of Shield more than ever. Some recent Marvel shows have brought Agents Of Shield elements into them but changed them in such a way that they don’t necessarily fit with the series.
That’s not deterring Clark Gregg though!
“I’ve seen places where people felt like SHIELD or something had been de-canonized by stuff that happened in WandaVision in ways I couldn’t even quite follow, and I’m pretty adept at this stuff. [Feige] is so classy to the fans, I just think that’s why Marvel has done something so special, is [ because] they’re number-one priority is taking care of fans […] I read this comment the other day where someone said that about, ‘Did this diminish Agents of SHIELD?’ And [Feige] said, ‘Ya know, I think you’re really underestimating how powerful and passionate the fans of that show and the Netflix shows are and were,’ and I would never underestimate them or the possibility those characters, cause I really want to see (Daredevil actor) Charlie Cox, I really want to see people who love those shows, I want to see it all get crossed over as much as it could, cause I think that’s what the Marvel fans want.” he said on Marvel Movie Minute.
He ended by saying ”It’s really nice. Ya know, I had the greatest run and the greatest time doing each of the movies. I loved doing all of it. And I really had a blast. I don’t yearn for anything… It’s really flattering to me that people do seem to make a buzz about, ‘When’s he going to show up?’ Ya know, I just enjoy watching what [Marvel Studios President] Kevin [Feige] and everybody has been doing. And Kevin’s been really cool, as he always is and always has been to me…”
So Clark Gregg says Agents Of Shield is canon. Let us know if you agree with him down in the comments!
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