Over the past two-plus seasons of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel’s major movie events have affected the storyline of the TV show.
However, the “shared events” chronology hasn’t gone the other way. What happens with S.H.I.E.L.D. (so far) has not influenced the stories told in the major motion pictures.
And not every S.H.I.E.L.D. agent is happy about that.
Chloe Bennet, who portrays Inhuman agent Daisy “Quake” Johnson, says, “I would like us to be put in the movie [Captain America: Civil War]… The Avengers could use our help, if they just asked.”
This idea makes sense particularly with the subject matter of Civil War. The governments of the world, alarmed by the freedom with which superpowered individuals have caused (and tried to prevent) massive destruction, have put forth the Sokovia Accords — part of which entails bringing superpowered people under the authority of the government. S.H.I.E.L.D. is wrapped up in the same problem due to the fallout of the Inhuman outbreak which gave numerous individuals alien powers.
In an interview with The Daily Beast, Chloe Bennet says Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has “been dealing with the topic of Civil War for a while now — at least, Daisy has. She’s a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent but also a human and she’s completely torn.” Laughing, she adds, “I would like the Avengers to find out that Agent Coulson’s still alive. And Daisy’s incredibly powerful. I think you’ll see toward the end of the season her strength as a character and a leader, and her power as a superhero really expand[ing].”
Despite Bennet’s wishes (and our own), it appears as though Civil War directors Joe and Anthony Russo, are doing things the way they’ve always done them. Whatever S.H.I.E.L.D. is up to while Iron Man and Captain America are facing off will remain firmly out of the picture.
But S.H.I.E.L.D. will be affected by their titanic clash. The official synopsis for Episode 20 of this season reads: “In the aftermath of the events of Captain America: Civil War, S.H.I.E.L.D. feels pressure to reveal their involvement with Inhumans. But with the stakes higher than ever and Hive growing stronger, the team is tested in ways they could never anticipate.”
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesdays at 9pm EST on ABC.
Captain America: Civil War is in theaters on May 6, 2016.SuperFable