It's New York Comic Con, and fans are being flooded with all sorts of teasers about their favorite films and television series. Of course, audiences were keen to hear updates about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and they definitely haven't been disappointed. After all, it looks like one of the executives at Marvel Television just teased an upcoming crossover between Agents of SHIELD and one of Marvel's Netflix series.
Agents of SHIELD just wrapped up their NYCC Panel and ComicBook.com's Kofi Outlaw recapped the exciting event live and overheard a surprising teaser. Marvel TV Head Jeph Loeb was asked when SHIELD was going to take notice of all the vigilantes kicking butt in Hell's Kitchen. He answered, saying, "Fair question. The answer is...stay tuned."
Of course, the response has only hyped rumors of an upcoming crossover. Agents of SHIELD fans have been vocal about their desire to see the show connect with other Marvel Television productions, and the company's Netflix series might be the place to start. With series like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage already released, fans are familiar with those characters and their MCU connections.
However, many fans have speculated the alleged crossover event may not feature heroes from any of those series. Instead, viewers are keeping their fingers crossed that The Punisher will cameo on Agents of SHIELD.
With the addition of Ghost Rider to the show, introducing The Punisher would tonally fit Season 4 of Agents of SHIELD. Seriously, the only thing that can make a dark, supernatural vigilante seeking vengeance better is another equally violent vigilante.
Rumors began swirling that The Punisher might be coming to Agents of SHIELD last month with NYCC confirmed that Jon Bernthal's convention schedule would be shortened to accommodate his Netflix shooting schedule. Recently, it was confirmed that Marvel's The Punisher had started shooting, but fans speculated the actor might shot some footage for Agents of SHIELD as well.
Those rumors were only strengthened when Jeph Loeb teased press at the Season 4 premiere of Agents of SHIELD. The event invited several acclaimed comic book creators like Gerry Conway to the event, and Loeb told guests at the event they would understand why he invited these people "later in the season" and "why it makes sense."
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Gerry Conway, the man created The Punisher. It's up for you to decide if you think his presence and public nod is a coincidence or not.
Of course, there is an issue with geography when it comes to The Punisher. The brutal vigilante is based out of New York City while Ghost Rider operates in Los Angeles. Perhaps some flashbacks will be in order? Or, just maybe, the two characters might converge over a rather nasty villain who's got himself on both their radars.
What do you guys think? Do you think Agents of SHIELD will finally crossover with Marvel's Netflix series this season? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!
Agents of SHIELD airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on ABC. Marvel's The Punisher will debut sometime next year.
[H/T] MCU Exchange