'Agents of SHIELD' Season 7 Finale: 5 characters who may stick around in the MCU after the series ends

As sad as it will be to see the show end, it need not be the last time we see at least some of these characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

                            'Agents of SHIELD' Season 7 Finale: 5 characters who may stick around in the MCU after the series ends
Ming-Na Wen, Clark Gregg, Chloe Bennet (IMDb)

'Agents of SHIELD' is inching closer to the end of both Season 7 and the series as a whole. However, as sad as it will be to see the show end, it need not be the last time we see at least some of these characters.

We'll tell you this right up front, we don't want to see Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) after the show ends. This isn't because we hate them, on the contrary, we love the characters. However, we are really hoping the series finale gives them a happy ending and we don't want to see future writers giving them any more heartache, which would be unavoidable if they were to return.

That said, here are five characters who we think may actually appear in future Marvel Cinematic Universe projects, even after this epic show has drawn to a close.

Daniel Sousa

Enver Gjokaj (IMDb)

While Daniel Sousa (Enver Gjokaj) has only been a part of the show in the very last season, he's proven to be a very endearing character even outside of his timeline. He's hardly the first man out of time in the MCU but he is particularly endearing and we love his budding relationship with Daisy Johnson (Chloe Bennet). Having Sousa appear again in later MCU projects would have two benefits. Firstly, we'd get to see more of his adventures with Daisy, and secondly, we may finally get an answer to the Battle of New York theory.

Gjokaj played one of the police officers during the Battle of New York in the very first 'Avengers' movie and fans have been speculating that the officer may actually have been a time-traveling Sousa. So far, it doesn't look like Season 7 will reveal if that is the case or not but that is a story we'd like to see explored.

Daisy Johnson

Chloe Bennet (IMDb)

Daisy is by far one of our favorite characters on the show and we would love to see more of her. While there have been hints that SHIELD itself might have to disband at the end of Season 7, there's always hope that we could see her as a more public superhero in the future. Could she become part of the next generation of Avengers? Maybe she could head up her own spy organization? There are a lot of possibilities and any of them would be well-received by the fans. And we'd just like to add that a spinoff show following the time-traveling adventures of Sousa and Daisy could actually be a really fun watch. 

Deke Shaw

Jeff Ward (IMDb)

There's been some speculation that Marvel might launch a sequel series to 'Agents of SHIELD' focusing on SWORD, SHIELD's space counterpart. If this theory does prove to be true, then Deke Shaw (Jeff Ward) would be the perfect candidate to join the new organization.

Deke is uniquely experienced in all matters of space, time and everything in between. He probably knows more about alien cultures than anyone else on the planet, including Captain Marvel / Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) who took a whole movie to realize that the Kree aren't exactly the universal saviors they pretend to be, a fact that Deke has known since childhood.

Melinda May

Ming-Na Wen (IMDb)

Like Daisy, Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) is another character who is extremely beloved by fans. Over the course of the show's seven seasons, May has proven herself to be the ultimate badass and it would be a shame to say goodbye to her already. What's more, May received some mysterious powers in Season 7 that we still haven't fully explored. Bringing her back in a future MCU project could allow us to finally understand the full extent of May's abilities and their true origins, all of which are pretty murky right now. 

Phil Coulson

Clark Gregg (IMDb)

He's died more times than anyone has a right to and continues to keep fighting. Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) isn't just one of the most popular characters on the show, he's one of the most popular characters in the entire MCU. As an LMD, the current Coulson is practically immortal, so there's no real reason why he should be gone for good once the show ends. And when you think about it, it's been nearly a decade since he hung out with the Avengers so he's really overdue for some Captain America (Chris Evans) fanboying.

It's bad enough that we have to say goodbye to this show. We do not want to say goodbye to the man who not only saved the world time and time again but also brought the Avengers together with the first of his many deaths.

'Agents of SHIELD' will air its series finale on August 12 at 9 pm ET on ABC.

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