The first Marvel Television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ended its seven-season run two years ago. Since then, fans of the series have hoped to see many of the characters return in some way, most notably as formal parts of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Iain De Caestecker, who played Fitz in the series, was asked recently whether he would be interested in returning to Marvel in the future. He told Digital Spy:
I think I would say probably no. And not that I didn’t have a fantastic time doing it…I think, after everything that happened to those two characters [Fitz and Jemma Simmons], they really gave them a happy ending. And I think it would be so sad to mess with that again. It’s not fair … I’m not sure they would survive it this time. So I like the idea that they’re living a life of normality outside of the SHIELD.Iain De Caestecker
The idea that fan-favorite Fitz might not make a return to the big or small screen is surely set to disappoint some fans. Of course, when it comes to Marvel and the MCU, there is always a possibility that De Caestecker will surprise audiences down the line.
AoS lately, however, is perhaps most known for the debate it sparked with respect to whether some Marvel TV series are official canon to the MCU proper. Marvel Studios has little to no incentive to clarify to fans one way or another, and it is quite possible the question will never be answered in a way that will satisfy everyone. But De Caestecker did weigh in on the topic, and his answer will surely please AoS fans:
I would say you might have to, because I think the original conception of the show was the fact that Coulson had come from The Avengers, isn’t it? I think you would kind of have to say it is canon.Iain DeCaestecker
With the Netflix Daredevil series being given some recognition by Marvel Studios now, the canon question is hotter than ever. Still, even the most optimistic AoS fans might not get their hopes up to see De Caestecker’s Fitz appear in a Marvel Studios project.
Source: Digital Spy