'Agents of SHIELD' Season 7 Episode 11: Will the team join Nick Fury in creating a 'SWORD' series?
Spoilers for 'Agents of SHIELD' Season 7 Episode 11 'Brand New Day'
'Agents of SHIELD' is facing the endgame now with Season 7 Episode 11 'Brand New Day' setting the stage for the epic two-part series finale. But with the show about to end, the question on everyone's mind is whether this will be the last time we see our heroes or if they could find new life as a part of some new Marvel Cinematic Universe project.
In Episode 11, SHIELD is destroyed in the past by the Chronicoms but since that's an alternate timeline, it shouldn't affect things in the main MCU. And in the main MCU, we do know that Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) is building something new.
'Spider-Man: Far From Home' revealed that Fury has been spending an awful lot of time on a space station populated almost entirely by Skrulls. When you think about it, Skrulls are the perfect agents for a spymaster like Fury to employ and fans have long speculated that this is the beginnings of SWORD, SHIELD's space wing.
Back to 'Agents of SHIELD', Enoch (Joel Stoffer) had predicted that even if the agents survive this final mission, they will go their separate ways. While that's to be expected seeing as this is the final season, there's a very good chance that this might not be the last time we see these heroes.
If Marvel is planning on creating an 'Agents of SWORD' series as a sort of sequel to 'SHIELD', it would be a good idea to get some of these characters on that show. If no one else, at least Alphonso "Mack" MacKenzie (Henry Simmons) and Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) could be great additions to such a venture.
Not to mention, if Fury wants to create an organization of space spies, he could use someone like Deke Shaw (Jeff Ward), who has intimate knowledge of the workings of many alien species, most notably the Kree. Of course, this is all still speculation but it is a very real possibility nonetheless.
All recent reports suggest that Marvel is focusing more on their Disney+ projects now and what better way to attract more attention to those projects than to have one be the spiritual successor to the company's very first show. Plus, with the massive fan following that 'Agents of SHIELD' has built over the years, a 'SWORD' series would have no dearth of viewers.
'Agents of SHIELD' Season 7 airs on Wednesdays at 10 pm ET, only on ABC.