Patton Oswalt to Guest-Star in ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Final Season

As the premiere date for the seventh and final season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. approaches, a fan favorite guest star has been confirmed: Patton Oswalt will be returning! CBR reports that he will be appearing in an early episode of the season. What character he will be playing, given the season’s setting in the past, is not yet known. It seems probable, however, that his role will be linked in some way to Oswalt’s previous Koenig brother roles.

Take a look at this glimpse of Oswalt’s newest character:

Patton Oswalt’s character in season seven. Image credit: CBR

There’s good reason to theorize that Oswalt will be playing someone connected to the Koenig family. For one thing, he has very memorably played at least four Koenig brothers over the course of the show. This started with SHIELD Agent Eric Koenig, who provided refuge to the SHIELD team until Grant Ward killed him, thereby revealing his true Hydra allegiance. For another thing, the fact that LMD Agent Coulson and the rest of the team are traveling back to the past suggests this character could easily be an ancestor of the Koenig brothers. Perhaps he’s the first one to join with SHIELD, back when the organization is just getting started.

The seventh season of Agents of SHIELD will premiere Wednesday, May 27 on ABC. It shouldn’t be too long afterward that we’ll discover just who Oswalt is, and whether he’ll be helping our team or getting in their way.