Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. producers hint at the mystery of that big blue alien

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Dec 18, 2018, 11:00 PM EST (Updated)

After a slow boil to get started, Joss Whedon’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is finally diving headfirst into the wild, weird world of Marvel. So, what’s up with that blue guy?

The writers took a bit too long setting the foundation before having fun with the premise, but a recent episode that introduced a massive, blue alien body as the secret ingredient for Agent Coulson’s (Clark Gregg) resurrection and Skye’s (Chloe Bennett) recovery is just the WTF twist the show has desperately needed. For the record: Bennett’s best guess is that it’s a Kree. So take from that what you will.

Luckily for all of us, the cast and crew were out in force this weekend at PaleyFest to promote the series, and that mysterious blue dude was at the top of the list when it came to questions. No one would say explicitly what it is, though producer Jeffrey Bell did confirm it is not a Frost Giant, first introduced in Thor.

Instead, Bell and producer Maurissa Tancharoen teased that the mysterious alien body might tie into some future Marvel films, such as the spacefaring adventure Guardians of the Galaxy, set to open in August. Fellow producer Jed Whedon noted they’ve heard a ton of theories, and admitted that “some of them are correct.” Hmm. We’ve excerpted the fun stuff below:

Bell: ”We had to talk with the Marvel Studio because they've got aliens coming up in some of their movies, so we had to make sure that we fit within that, and we wanted to do it in a limited way. We're not saying there are these people running around on the planet. There's this thing that could've been there for thousands of years that they found.”

Tancharoen: “There are a lot of theories, and with Guardians of the Galaxy coming out, people are steering one way because everything is connected in the Marvel Universe.”

For those wondering, Guardians looks to up the ante for alien races in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the introduction of both the Kree and Centaurians. Considering the interconnectedness Marvel is known for, we’d think this particular mystery might linger until at least the season (or series, considering that the show hasn't technically been picked up yet) finale, where it could feed right into Guardians’ summer arrival. That’s our guess, at least.

What do you think? Who or what was that big blue alien with the magic blood?

(Via TV Guide)