7 'SHIELD' Characters Who Should Make The Jump To The Marvel Cinematic Universe
The Internet has been buzzing over our favorite Marvel overlord Joss Whedon's comments about Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. being something of a headache for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It seems the guys at Marvel were not too happy about Whedon resurrecting Coulson for S.H.I.E.L.D., and as it stands now, SHIELD connects to the MCU, but the MCU never invites the SHIELD gang over to play. I say, it's time for the S.H.I.E.L.D team to stage a coup.
While we only drop in on The Avengers once a year or so as Marvel doles out movies, we spend every Tuesday with the characters of S.H.I.E.L.D. and they are an amazing group to hang out with each week. Plus, there is Coulson who already acts as a bridge between the two worlds. I totally get the temptation to keep burrowing deeper and deeper into the Marvel comics canon to fish out new characters for the MCU (that is no doubt how we ended up with the non-Hank Pym Ant-Man), but the network TV branch of Marvel's world is full of characters who would rock the MCU.
Some of them already exist within the Marvel comics universe, while others are new creations who deserve a spot on the A-Team. Not only would their presence remind Marvel fans they need to keep up with the S.H.I.E.L.D. action, these are seven characters the MCU would be way better off for introducing on the big screen.
1. Agent Melinda May
May, a.k.a. The Calvary, should be in the MCU yesterday. As a longtime field agent for S.H.I.E.L.D., May has seen everything (twice). She is a complete and total badass who has no doubt kicked butt alongside Black Widow, she can fly a plane, and she knows how to keep her emotions in check while holding the Berserker Staff. May has proven over and over she is loyal to the cause and can work with anyone for the greater good. Having her on the side of The Avengers would only make the team stronger.
2. Bobbi Morse, A.K.A. Mockingbird
As soon as Bobbi showed up in Season 2, she became a top five character in the Marvel universe. Mockingbird is an established character from the comics, and her entrance into S.H.I.E.L.D. was jaw-droppingly cool. Bobbi works undercover with ease and it is clear she has been to hell and back for S.H.I.E.L.D.— she was all for taking back the helicarrier from Hydra with nothing but a skeleton crew. While her back and forth relationship with the adorable Brit Hunter is a highlight of the series, it would be a shame if Bobbi never met up with her comic book beau Hawkeye.
The Inhumans are going to be a huge part of the MCU's third wave, and as we saw on the most recent episode of S.H.I.E.L.D. , Rayna looks poised to take on a leadership position within their ranks. The former girl in the flower dress has underwent a major transformation and her new powers of precognition could come in handy for the Inhumans moving forward. If Raina fancies herself a prophet for her people, she could be a powerful foe to insert into the MCU.
Skye has come a long way from her days as an orphaned hacker living out of a van. Over the course of two seasons, Skye has found both her surrogate and biological family, become an agent, and found out she has superpowers. Now that we know Skye is actually Daisy Johnson, a character better known to Marvel junkies as Quake, it is time for her to ascend to next level world saving.
The character I most want to see Skye working alongside? Bruce Banner. Not only do they share a lot in common (she got sent to "the house that Banner built"), but her powers are strong enough to potentially stop The Hulk when he gets out of hand. Also, she would team up with Tony to drive Captain America nuts and it would be glorious.
A character as powerful and tragic as Deathlok would have his own movie in a just world, but I would settle for him finally becoming the kind of superhero his son admired so much (you know, the kind with their own action figure). Coulson gave Deathlok his share of major upgrades, but we don't know exactly what he has been up to lately. Given how much he has been through with Hydra, wouldn't it be epic to see him team up with Scarlet Witch for a little bit of bonding and thrilling heroics?
6. Grant Ward
Ward is a complete and utter mess of a human being. This is exactly why he would be the perfect wild card to drop into the MCU. His unpredictability makes him a character we may not always like, but who is fascinating to watch. He could take any side depending on how he feels that day, making the new gun for hire a guy whose loyalty would always be in question, but whose skills are always an asset.
Skye's father is most likely Mister Hyde, a nifty super villain who has went up against Thor, Daredevil, and Spiderman in the comics. He is also played by Kyle MacLachlan, who does crazy so very well. If Marvel is looking for a new villain for the MCU then they need to cast a glance Cal's way. Oh, the havoc he could wreak...