One of the loose threads left at the end of the first season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was the mysterious blue alien corpse, that was the source of a serum which helped bring Agent Phil Coulson back to life. The serum also later saved Skye’s life.
The show never identified what race the alien was, even though Chloe Bennet (Skye) did and later tried to take it back.
Many with knowledge of Marvel comics assumed it was a Kree, a race Marvel brought into the MCU with Lee Pace’s Ronan the Accuser in Guardians of the Galaxy.
In the comics:
“The Kree are an extraterrestrial humanoid race who have created a vast empire in the Greater Magellanic Cloud and have, on certain occasions, trafficked with the beings of Earth. The Kree race began on the planet Hala in the Pama system long before the first mammals appeared on Earth. The original Kree had blue-colored skin (later generations interbred with genetically-compatible aliens to produce the pink-skinned second race). Outwardly humanoid to a large degree, Kree bodies are adapted to environmental characteristics on Hala that are un-Earth-like: notably, higher gravity and higher nitrogen content in the atmosphere. Although the Kree cannot breathe Earth’s atmosphere without special apparatus, their denser bodies afford them about twice the average human being’s strength and endurance. Despite their physical superiority and relatively advanced technology, the Kree race has reached the pinnacle of their evolutionary development. Although Earth is in a different galaxy from the Kree Empire, the Kree have become aware of the small planet and have frequented it and its solar system over eons.”
The video below shows what may be further proof. It comes from The Project Work Bench (via CBM) and features some narration:
“For almost the entire day they were filming this little sequence that happens out here, which I found out, that guy sitting on a park bench is a Kree or is part Kree … and someone is trying to kill him.”
At around the 6:20 mark, we can see what we can assume is said guy sitting on the park bench preparing for a take, with a light blue arm. But perhaps he’s not Kree, perhaps he’s a new villain. Maybe the Absorbing Man?
Watch for yourself:
Newcomers this season include Kyle MacLachlan, Henry Simmons (Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie), Lucy Lawless (Isabelle Hartley), Reed Diamond (Daniel Whitehall), and Nick Blood (Lance Hunter) as well as the returning Clark Gregg (Director Coulson), Ming-Na Wen (Agent May), Brett Dalton (Grant Ward), Elizabeth Henstridge (Agent Simmons), Iain De Caestecker (Agent Fitz), and Chloe Bennet (Skye).
S.H.I.E.LD. season two premieres on ABC Tuesday, September 23rd at 9:00pm.