What’s up party people! Welcome back to another edition of MCU Speculations. This week’s victim target entry: Agents of Shield, Season Three. Something has been bugging me, and I have thought about this for a few days. This isn’t based on any specific article, but rather, a lowly tweet. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the speculation!

THIS POST CONTAINS POSSIBLE SPOILERS YO!

As I mentioned above, something has been bugging me. A few weeks ago, right around ComicCon, a dubsmash kerfuffle began between the Agents of SHIELD cast and Agent Carter case. This kerfuffle blossomed into a glorious, magnificent war, which was dubbed (ಠ_ಠ) #DubSmashWar2015. The two casts were trading hay makers and bombs left and right, until July 15, 2015 at approximately 2:08 p.m., when Ms. Haley Atwell, the beloved Peggy Carter, and Mr. James D’Arcy, the one and only Jarvis, dropped the Atom Bomb:

As you can see, there they are, swinging the knockout blow on Agents of SHIELD, with the help of Captain America himself. Shortly thereafter, Ms. Atwell and Mr. D’Arcy followed up by going there.

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Cold, Ms. Atwell. Ice cold.

Now, the actual #DubSmashWar2015 did not bother me. At all. What bothers me, is this:

Why is Chris Evans in Los Angeles with his Captain America Costume?

Let’s do some internet sleuthing and spelunking, shall we? *Cue conspiratorial music*

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DAT COSTUME

Using some internet detective work, it can be concluded with reasonable certainty that the costume worn by Mr. Evans in the #DubSmashWar2015 knockout blow is the same costume (or, more likely, one of the many costumes) worn by him in Captain America: Civil War. Take, for example, this extremely clear screenshot from said knockout performance:

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Compare that to the following shot of Mr. Evans in costume, in Atlanta, earlier this year while filming Civil War:

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The lighter blue running up to just under the shoulder, from either side of the silver star on the chest, is the same. Now, compare that to earlier versions of the costume, and you see it is Civil War exclusive:

After the above-linked tweet that got me mulling this whole situation over, I feel it is safe to assume Captain America will not be making a cameo in the second season of Agent Carter, as his uniform is more modern than his original WWII getup:

But, again, why is Chris Evans in Los Angeles with his Civil War costume?


LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!

But, you might say, “Maybe Ms. Atwell and Mr. D’Arcy are on set in Atlanta! You’re just confused, see, they were visiting him!”

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Well BULLOCKS to you, kind reader. The day after dropping the winning blow on Agents of SHIELD, Ms. Atwell tweeted that she was called into the writers’ room for Agent Carter, for a very specific reason: To judge the better licorice lace. What does this have to do with anything, you ask? Well. I’ll tell ‘ya: The Agent Carter writers’ room is in Los Angeles.

Something else is interesting: Daniel Bruhl, Baron Zemo, was on set for Civil War on July 6, 2015. Moreover, Robert Downey Junior was on set on July 15, 2015, looking quite beat up when he took this photo, which was posted on twitter:

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Note the location of the tweet: Georgia, USA.

It would be a little odd for Robert Downey Jr. to be filming a fight scene if all of the major cast members are not present.

What we have so far: Civil War is (as of a day before Captain America appeared in the #DubSmashWar2015) still filming in Atlanta, Georgia. Meanwhile, Haley Atwell and James D’Arcy are in Los Angeles, with Captain America, singing their hearts out to the exasperation of Agents of SHIELD.

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Get on with it. WHY is Chris Evans in Los Angeles with his Civil War Costume!?


Answer:

CAPTAIN AMERICA FILMED A CAMEO FOR AGENTS OF SHIELD SEASON 3

Now, before we JUMP to conclusions, it should be noted that as of ComicCon, no active filming had begun for either Agent Carter or Agents of SHIELD. However, it is true that both shows are actively in the writing process, which will continue until all the episodes are shot.

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We also know that Marvel is notorious for reshoots with its movies. FURTHERMORE, it can be assumed that pre-production is actively rolling, with location shots and other non-principal photography being archived for the upcoming season. This is an efficient movie/television studio, people. They get things done. We also know that most of the cast of both shows were in Southern California for ComicCon / live here there.

My preposition to you, the few remaining readers who have stuck with me thus far, is this: Chris Evans had a break in shooting for Civil War, went to Los Angeles with one of his costumes from Civil War where he met with the writers of Agents of SHIELD, and filmed a quick cameo with May / Coulson / Mack / SOMEONE, which will be included at the end or as part of one of the upcoming episodes, and then continued on with his trip to Los Angeles, promoting his latest directorial pursuit, Before We Go.

Now, this isn’t that preposterous of an idea. Remember way back in Season One of Agents of SHIELD, in the season finale, when Nick Fury popped up for a quick cameo? He, Coulson, and Garrett “shared” some screen time. However, at further glance, it is completely possible that Sam Jackson’s appearance was filmed separately with just Clark Gregg. The shots of Fury and Coulson seem oddly “removed” from the rest of the scene, as if it was a completely different take.

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Additionally, Chris Evans stated that his Dark World cameo didn’t count against his Marvel contract. ANOTHER ADDITIONALLY, When the cast of Age of Ultron went on Jimmy Kimmel Live! To promote the movie, Chris Evans was the only one who (at first, sarcastically, but then probably really) said he would do an Agents of SHIELD cameo.

Or, maybe he just has his own Captain America costume and takes it with him wherever he goes, just in case. But I didn’t see any news about Chris Evans visiting any childrens’ hospitals, as he does, last week.

TL;DR: Captain America is going to cameo in Agents of SHIELD Season 3. Or not.

Bonus for powering through this:

Tom Holland and John Bernthal were recently seen together:

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Are they filming for Civil War, or will Spider Man be making an appearance in Daredevil Season Two?

WE CAN DREAM, DAMMIT.

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[UPDATE]:

alliterator ruined all the fun. IT’S RUEINED.

But we can still dream...