In its first two seasons, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has tied in nicely with whatever was happening in the larger MCU — The Winter Soldier, Age of Ultron, etc.
This time around, with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on the air and Captain America: Civil War in theaters, it doesn’t look like there will be much of a tie-in. (Read more about that dilemma here.)
Instead, Clark Gregg (Director Phil Coulson) says S.H.I.E.L.D. will be dealing with a “civil war” of its own. As tensions rise between the human and Inhuman members of Coulson’s team, there will be huge room for conflict. He told ComicBook.com:
There is a ‘us and them’ kind of suspicion between them. There’s a desire to welcome people; Coulson certainly lives on both sides of that fence because he loves Daisy, and yet she’s changed. There is something between them in that they’re not essentially the same species anymore, in a way. I love that it’s written in a way where it exists on that kind of familial microcosmic level, and at the same time the world is splitting that way. It’s certainly something that’s going to play out more on our show: the division, the trust.
I suspect that a similar version will play out in the cinematic universe with ‘Civil War.’ That’s not a spoiler, I don’t know anything. We’re going to do our version on our show, and I’m sure they’ll be tackling something similar.
There’s still the possibility that Captain America: Civil War will at least address the issue of Inhumans as the governments of the world try to crack down on powered people.
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.SuperFable