The Kree have shown up a few times in the MCU, but they've really cemented themselves as an important part of the back story of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The show is returning for its fifth season, which will find the characters journey into outer space. The race of blue aliens have popped up a few times on the show, and it looks like they might be due for another appearance. A recent set video from Chloe Bennet featured a brief look at what sure looks like a Kree walking in the background.
Chloe Bennet, who plays Daisy Johnson on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., posted an Instagram Story (collected in the above Tumblr post) of herself getting ready on set with some workouts. If you can pry your eyes away from her, at about the midway point you can clearly see a blue skinned man casually walking by in the background. There's a pretty good chance that this a member of the Kree, as there aren't many other blue skinned races in the MCU.
The Kree play a big part in the history of S.H.I.E.L.D. Not only was the blood of a Kree that allowed Coulson to come back to life after The Avengers, but they also created the Inhumans, which has been a massive part of the show in the later seasons. They've shown up a few times over the course of the show, mostly as nameless goons for the characters to battle, and have never really been featured too heavily. Perhaps that could be changing now that the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents are in space, and it would be easier to work the race into a storyline.
On the movie side of things, the Kree featured prominently in Guardians of the Galaxy, with the villain Ronan being a member of that race. They will also play a big role in the upcoming Captain Marvel. In the comics, the Kree are partly responsible for Carol Danvers getting her powers and the Kree-Skrull war has also been teased as being a major part of the film.
It's worth noting that with his burgundy trench coat, that blue skinned gentlemen looks an awful lot like Yondu -- minus the fin. While I doubt Michael Rooker will be appearing on the show, perhaps this mysterious blue alien is a member of Yondu's race or is a younger version of the character for flashback purposes. It's something to think about as the premiere of the show draws closer.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will premiere in the midseason with 22 episodes on its new night, Friday's at 9 p.m. EST. For all the shows you need to pay attention to, make sure to visit our summer and fall TV release guides.
Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.
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