by Brett White
Comic Book Movie is at it again with the snoopy scoopage. Earlier today they reported that Doctor Strange may be the new key figure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe; now they're saying that S.H.I.E.L.D. will have a new, non-airborne home base when "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" hits theaters.
S.H.I.E.L.D. was famously stationed on a helicarrier in last year's "Marvel's the Avengers." But as cool as having a flying fortress is, that also means that every bad guy's primary goal will be to crash it... which is exactly what Loki nearly did. It makes sense that the organization would have a ground operation. But where?
Check out the scoop after the jump!
"First, a production crew member who was at the bridge location early in the morning let it slip that the Lorain Ave. Bridge is standing in for the bridge leading to S.H.I.E.L.D.'s headquarters the Triskelion, S.H.I.E.L.D.'s brick and mortar home. The second source, who is an extra at the Cleveland Museum of Art location, has now told The Daily SuperHero a part of the interior of the museum will stand in for an interior scene of the Triskelion as well."
And what does the Triskelion look like?
It's an island off the coast of Manhattan that's, well, it's pretty noticeable. The island was S.H.I.E.L.D.'s and the Ultimates' home in the Marvel Comics series "The Ultimates." The Ultimates are the Marvel Ultimate Universe's answer to the Avengers, and that line of comics' interpretation of Iron Man, Nick Fury and others has greatly influenced the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It makes sense that the Triskelion would appear in a movie.
But, and here's where I'll nitpick, does it make any sense in the established universe? S.H.I.E.L.D. has seemingly operated as a more covert operation so far, so having a giant base off the coast of a major city seems too out in the open. We know that S.H.I.E.L.D. was just getting off the ground (or just starting to act more publicly) thanks to Agent Coulson's brief part in "Iron Man." And if they had the Triskelion before "Avengers," then why did they take Captain America to a secret base in Times Square?
It's entirely possible that the battle of New York in "Avengers" spurred S.H.I.E.L.D. to go public and build the Triskelion, though, so this isn't a big nitpick. And we'll definitely find out more about S.H.I.E.L.D.'s public standing when "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." debuts this fall.
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