At the end of the season (or series) finale of Marvel's Inhumans, the first trailer for the fifth season of Agents of SHIELD debuted, and it looks bonkers.
At the end of last season, having foiled interdimensional demons, Inhuman gods, nazis and rogue A.I.s, the Agents found themselves taking a much needed rest at a diner. Unfortunately, mysterious men came while they were eating and nabbed them, taking them... to space. As the trailer shows, the Agents' adventures haven't gotten any less weird.
Now having been transported to the final frontier, our heroes soon find themselves on a space station dealing with some evil Kree, a man in a flashy helmet, and bipedal alien creatures.
The latter in particular are worth noting, because they appear to be the Marvel Cinematic Universe's version of the Brood. An insectoid race introduced in 1982 by co-creators Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrum in Uncanny X-Men #155, the Brood exhibits a hive mentality and follow the rule of their queen -- which is good for them, but bad for everyone else.
Though the Brood are typically in the X-Men corner of Marvel, that doesn't necessarily exclude them from being used in the MCU -- after all, the Skrulls are a Fantastic Four mainstay, and they're going to be major players in the Captain Marvel film. Whoever the aliens prove to be, there's one thing we know for certain: Mack certainly doesn't want the team to split up while looking for it.
Premiering Dec. 1 on ABC, the fifth season of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stars Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Henry Simmons, Ian De Caestecker, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, Elizabeth Henstridge, Nick Blood, Jeff Ward, Eve Harlow, Pruitt Taylor Vince, and Coy Stewart.