AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D Spoilers In Early CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Review

A French review has hit which contains some pretty large spoilers both in regards to events which take place in the film and how they connect to Marvel's Agents of SHIELD. Read on at your own risk.

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By ProfessorX - 3/20/2014


Here is the relevant excerpt from the review (apologies for the rough translation):

Captain America 2 is related to the Agents of Shield series . Not necessarily the most direct way in the first episodes , but the enemy "mythical" appearing in the film ... is that the team Coulson tracks more or less throughout the season 1. " The Clairvoyant " a character in episode 15 remains in the shadows, but thus the existence explodes to light in the film (as well as its past and its links with the Captain , the shield and Bucky ... ) . And it is also discovering his identity, but also what he did to the nose and beard shield for decades that the series takes on another meaning . Why ? Because it complements suddenly all the action plan of Nick Fury, clearly showing that even if the events take an unexpected turn in the film as well for him that the Shield , he managed to get a step ahead by placing along this destruction game a team (at least Coulson ... ) in which he can have confidence when the time comes . But had beyond this point, the presence of this character and especially the organization behind him not content to catch the mythology of the monstrous saga opens opportunities for other characters .


Summary of spoilers:

- The Clairvoyant's identity is revealed in CA:TWS. He has past links with Captain America, SHIELD, and Bucky. He has been working behind the scenes in SHIELD for decades.

- The organization which the Clairvoyant belongs to is also revealed, and this opens up opportunities for Marvel to introduce other well-known characters pertaining to that organization from the comic books.

- Nick Fury predicted that the Clairvoyant would try to bring down SHIELD from the inside, and tasked Coulson with creating an independent unit (the team on Agents of SHIELD) which could go off-grid when the time came.

The full review - which by the way is overwhelmingly positive - can be accessed via the source link below.
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KraftB0X - 3/20/2014, 10:05 AM
I am VERY curious right now. I think I'll actually start catching up from episode 2. Lol....
MrCBM56 - 3/20/2014, 10:07 AM
Woah! Arnim Zola?
charlie2094 - 3/20/2014, 10:08 AM
Interesting, the organisation has to be Hydra right? There's almost no doubt that they reappear in Winter Soldier...

So Red Skull maybe?

Good to hear a positive review, from what we've seen heard it'll definitely be better than Thor2/IM3
charlie2094 - 3/20/2014, 10:09 AM
@MrCBM

Hmm, could be, he's definitely involved with Winter Soldier (the experimenting in TFA) and has a history with Cap...
ProfessorX - 3/20/2014, 10:10 AM
Here is another spoilery section (not related to Agents of SHIELD) that you guys might be interested in. Again, SPOILER WARNING:

And away to set aside the future , Marvel is the luxury to offer two winks following the Avengers , one discrete and the other solid .

The first is a phrase said by a soldier in Black Widow after the final battle and inglorious future Shield " What will he do now we have brought down our defense system ? " ... The question is good and open to interpretation response , but since the Shield is no longer there he not here an open gold to proof of an AI program as ULTRON door. To overcome possible threats ... the so-called threats that also materialize in the presence yet tenacious Hydra cells Von Strucker and Baron (which appear in the intro scene ... Ultron ) and his two acolytes and secret weapons ... the twins.
Starfox - 3/20/2014, 10:11 AM
how do you get a yellow background to that text?
TheBaroness89 - 3/20/2014, 10:11 AM
has to be HYDRA unless they introduce LEVIATHAN which played heavy in the recent Black Widow/Punisher animated film.
TheBaroness89 - 3/20/2014, 10:13 AM
I have 8 days before a screening and 2 weeks before the Cap marathon at AMC. I am ready!
MrCBM56 - 3/20/2014, 10:15 AM
Starfox

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Without the spaces.
ProfessorX - 3/20/2014, 10:19 AM
@starfox: Put < blockquote > insert text here < / blockquote >, but remove the spaces.

One more thing from the review about the (unexpected) level of violence in the movie:

Whether in an ultra dry confrontation with the French mercenary Batroc or the Winter Soldier during a sequence carnage on the highway (where the two clash with anything that comes to hand , the machine gun knife and so on ) the film is approaching almost by some aspects of violence in the Jason Bourne. This is surprising because it is not necessarily expected that Marvel . Just as the ruthless side of the violence of Winter Soldier . This second installment of the adventures of Captain America was certainly the " bodycount " the highest of all the Marvel films precisely .


I'm sure that will please quite a few people on here...
LMB10 - 3/20/2014, 10:19 AM
Other reviews have said nothing of the Clairvoyant; that's speculation from the reviewer.
Starfox - 3/20/2014, 10:23 AM
MrCBM56 & ProfessorX
Thanks!
Satanistpanther - 3/20/2014, 10:34 AM
I am telling ya it's Modok
militantcharles - 3/20/2014, 10:43 AM
Zemo
batmanvsuperman - 3/20/2014, 10:44 AM
They not going to have modok on the show
DestroyerofHaters - 3/20/2014, 10:49 AM
Make it happen AOS! MAKE IT HAPPEN
ruadh - 3/20/2014, 10:52 AM
Still thinking MODOK/AIM. MODOK isn't actually psychic, but able to predict things with incredible accuracy simply by doing the math.
ruadh - 3/20/2014, 10:53 AM
"They not going to have modok on the show"

THey won't have MODOK as he appears in the comics, sure. But how many times have we gotten a literal page-to-screen interpretation of any character? It'll be the MCU version of MODOK, who will probably look pretty different from the comics.
Durranto - 3/20/2014, 11:16 AM
I think the Clairvoyant has something to do with The Hand, they seem very keen on finding out how Coulson returned to life. It would be a way to introduce them as a major threat on tv or film. Itd be a surprise if it is though I have to admit!
ruadh - 3/20/2014, 11:35 AM
Also, Zola does have at least one scene in Cap 2....it's entirely possible they're merging him and MODOK, similar to Whiplash in IM2.
ruadh - 3/20/2014, 12:33 PM
"He has past links with Captain America, SHIELD, and Bucky. He has been working behind the scenes in SHIELD for decades."

Zola has all of these links. He was working on Bucky and was captured and was now working 'with' SHIELD.

"The organization which the Clairvoyant belongs to is also revealed, and this opens up opportunities for Marvel to introduce other well-known characters pertaining to that organization from the comic books."

Baron Von Strucker, Hydra....with whom Zola was affiliated with, and clearly still is.

"Nick Fury predicted that the Clairvoyant would try to bring down SHIELD from the inside, and tasked Coulson with creating an independent unit (the team on Agents of SHIELD) which could go off-grid when the time came."

And we know that Hydra is controlling SHIELD...
Extricator - 3/20/2014, 12:47 PM
Madame Web ?
Shroombeast - 3/20/2014, 1:15 PM
Why does everyone forget ARNIM ZOLA?
ruadh - 3/20/2014, 1:17 PM
...I didn't.
Badmuffin - 3/20/2014, 1:55 PM
This is the greatest news I've ever read. That's great.
bropous - 3/20/2014, 3:27 PM
Well, goddammit, WHO IS IT?????
bropous - 3/20/2014, 3:27 PM
Since when was Arnim Zola a clairvoyant?
ProfessorX - 3/20/2014, 3:35 PM
The clairvoyant may not LITERALLY be clairvoyant. My theory is that the clairvoyant has access to SHIELD's database, which is how he knows everything. And he didn't know about Coulson's resurrection because that was conducted on non-SHIELD (HYDRA?) premises.
ProfessorX - 3/20/2014, 3:36 PM
Zemo, Zola, or von Strucker would be my guesses for the identity of the clairvoyant.
ruadh - 3/20/2014, 4:36 PM
"The clairvoyant may not LITERALLY be clairvoyant."

This.

I don't think he's at all psychic, and if I remember right, hasn't it been shown that he doesn't predict things perfectly? I think he's just incredibly intelligent and able to calculate outcomes.
AlexdoxA - 3/21/2014, 8:08 AM
THIS IS EVIL!!!! MUST... NOT... READ... 8 DAYS TO GO!
Aztlan - 3/21/2014, 9:55 AM
The Clairvoyant is Arnim Zola who has been put in a machine called M.O.D.O.K.

There is a revelation that HYDRA has infiltrated all big societies, government and SHIELD.
HYDRA, with the help of men in the governement and the Council, put Nick Fury, some of trusted SHIELD agents, and super heroes as terrorists/fugitives

I guess the Council will launch the Ultron program to stop them in Avengers 2.
Geotheleo - 3/21/2014, 5:24 PM
Gahh i can't wait! Jesus! I hope they bring back more bad guys like abomination... I want to see the Avengers be utterly defeated then rise up
CaptainSporty - 3/23/2014, 5:42 AM
SPOILER! I REPEAT! SPOILER AHEAD:




Arnim Zola appears in his robot body in the film.
BatManHeisenberg - 3/23/2014, 11:42 AM
I am so pumped for this.
MrSotoMan - 3/23/2014, 11:44 AM
@therealcaptainamerica- Why are you lying?
MrSotoMan - 3/23/2014, 11:46 AM
It isn't MODOK, but I did say this on another article on who for sure is the Clairvoyant and CA:TWS tells you FOR SURE who that certain someone is.
Humby - 3/23/2014, 3:54 PM
We know Arnim Zola is in TWS. But this reviewer is obviously just speculating that Zola turns out to the be the Clairvoyant. Not gonna happen.

Marvel producers aren't dumb enough to reveal the character in a completely different medium, especially before the season is over. That would be murder for this show. Because frankly, the Clairvoyant mystery is one of the few reasons many people are still watching.

My money is still on the Leader. Especially after seeing the wheelchair setup, and the surrounding technology/medical equipment.
BlackIceJoe - 3/26/2014, 8:29 AM
Well this will help ratings of Agents of SHIELD.
karloshuddos - 3/26/2014, 4:48 PM
Well I just saw CA:TWS and the clairvoyant was not revealed directly, there was a character that puts a strong case forward, and if he/she was, the rest of AoS season 1 would be Coulson and his team running around the world searching for something that doesn't exist anymore.
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