New York Comic Con is underway and with that comes some very important information that Marvel’s cast and crew are revealing. Clark Gregg, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Phil Coulson, spoke to Entertainment Weekly about whether or not Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be building up towards the plotline of Captain America: Civil War, which will be released in May 2016.
Much of the first and second seasons of the series were framed around Captain America: The Winter Soldier and seeing as Civil War deals with the registration of superheroes and the premiere of Season 3 introduced a government organization that are tackling superhuman threats, it would not make sense to not include Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in all of that.
With the amount of name dropping that took place in the first few episode, it seems as if a lot more will be connected to the films than in previous seasons.
Gregg said, “Civil War has always been about the registration of superheroes and people with powers. I suspect what we’re doing will connect with that in some way…What I like about what Marvel has done with our show is we explore a broader part of what’s going on in that stuff. Sometimes it connects in a big way. For instance with Winter Soldier, you’re seeing more hours of that dynamic, of suddenly realizing seeing people you’ve worked your whole life for are part of this evil organization trying to kill you, that personal betrayal we get to play out for hours more.”
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. broadcasts on 9pm, Tuesdays on ABC; Captain America: Civil War will be released on May 5th, 2016.