Against all odds, it was recently learned that ABC has renewed Marvel's Agents of SHIELD for a Season 6, with its Season 5 finale airing this Friday.
However, now it's learned it's looking likely the series will not having anything to do with The Avengers: Infinity War movies or Captain Marvel.
While it's possible the characters could simply disappear at the end of Friday's episode, it has become known Season 6 won't be airing until well after Captain Marvel and¬†The Avengers 4.
ABC announced that Agents of SHIELD Season 6 will be airing Summer 2019, which follows the February 2019 debut of Captain Marvel featuring¬†the return of both Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, and it follows the¬†The Avengers 4 in May, the conclusion of the Infinity War storyline.
The news of no movie crossover shouldn't be at all surprising as Agents of SHIELD is created by Marvel TV, which is a different company at Disney than Marvel Studios. Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, parted ways with Marvel CEO/Chairman Ike Pelmutter who is in control of Marvel TV, Comics, licensing and merchandise (also explains why no Daredevil in Infinity War).¬†Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has also gone on record stating there is a disconnect between the Marvel movie and TV divisions as well.¬†¬†
So we see Agents of SHIELD essentially is placed on hiatus¬†until the Infinity War storyline in the MCU is complete.¬†
While no crossover may disappoint some fans, at least the Agents of SHIELD series can do its own thing and isn't tied down to having to follow the¬†MCU.¬†
Agents of SHIELD Season 6 will consist of 13 episodes.