Hydra has gotten pretty accomplished at infiltrating pretty much everything these days. The terrorist organization was revealed to have gotten their agents into the supposedly elite spy organization halfway through the first season of ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” while in the comics they’ve gone so far as manipulating time to indoctrinate a young Steve Rogers to ensure that the modern-day Captain America is, and has always been, a Hydra agent.
Now, the fictional fascist organization has pulled off a similar trick to its comic book inspiration, taking over the “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s” official Twitter feed and releasing four different posters for a series called “Agents of Hydra.”
All this is, of course, a reference to the show’s current storyline in which S.H.I.E.L.D.’s top agents have entered, either willingly or unwillingly, a virtual reality simulator created by the agency’s somewhat unreliable super scientist Holden Radcliffe. Dubbed “The Framework,” the current version of the simulator was built to enable users to rectify their greatest regrets, but it seems that has had the unintended consequence of creating a virtual world where Hydra has triumphed.
How will our agents cope with this new (virtual) reality? I guess we will have to wait until the show returns from its brief hiatus to find out.
Returning Tuesday, April 4 at 10 pm ET/PT on ABC, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Chloe Bennet as Daisy “Quake” Johnson, Ming-Na Wen as Melinda May, Iain De Caestecker as Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Jemma Simmons and Henry Simmons as Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie.