(WARNING: This article contains spoilers for 'Age of Ultron,' so tread lightly. Unless you couldn't give two damns, so...smash on through!)
Even though (Lord) Joss Whedon came out and stated that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. isn't actually canon, it seems as if the series is working its muscular and well toned butt off in order to free itself from that claim.
After some brilliant tie-in work with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the ABC vehicle has gotten itself involved in filling up quite a Helicarrier sized plot hole in Age of Ultron.
Here Come The Spoils...
About midway through AoU, when the team has arrived at Clint Barton's (Hawkeye) picturesque farm house to regroup after their scuffle with Stark's venomous offspring Ultron, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) pulls a Nick Fury and mysteriously turns up to offer up his own inimitable type of rally cry.
Before he vanishes back into the ether, for a big ol' chunk of the movie, Fury promises to get his hands on some kind of help, which later manifests in the form of a huge deus ex machina, otherwise known as a Helicarrier. How he got his hands on said craft, after all were thought lost amidst the whole HYDRA debacle, is where AoS steps up to the plate.
In a recent interview, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige briefly discussed AoS' involvement in grounding AoU. When asked whether Fury's long break from screen time and the appearance of the Helicarrier would be touched upon in the show, Feige was typically cryptic:
I think it’s fair to say you could fill in some of those blanks in the coming weeks on Tuesday at 9.
So it's possible that Coulson comes to Fury's aid and somehow manages to rustle up this impressive piece of equipment. 'Cause, you know, S.H.I.E.L.D. has some big ass pockets.
But, another train of thought just came careering into my mind, if the Marvel Televisual universe is "its own subsection of the Marvel universe," then will we be seeing the Agents, Inhumans and The Defenders team up on our living room's talky box? That, my friends, would be incredible.
What do you think?
What's in store for the MTU?