Here’s How ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’ Will Connect To Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D has always been in a bit of a weird position in the MCU. Though it is a part of the Marvel cinematic universe, it can’t fully crossover with the Marvel films, at least not now. It’s simply a difficult process crossing the TV and cinematic screens. Of course, that doesn’t mean Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D can’t display some sort of connection to the larger MCU.

Since the beginning of AoS, there have been special episodes or arcs that directly reference MCU movies. For example, the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D in Captain America: The Winter Solider reaches Coulson and his team in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 of the show and its theme of “Are Inhumans good or bad?” was heavily influenced by another Captain America film, Civil War, and its similar themes.

However, it’s not a one-way street, the films have been influenced by Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D as well. In Avengers: Age of Ultron, the Avengers are escorted off of a floating Sokovia from a Hellicarrier. It’s revealed in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D that Nick Fury got the Helicarrier from Agent Coulson.

With Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D continuing for its fourth season on September 20, the series will be continuing its tradition of connecting to MCU films- this time with Doctor Strange. AoS Executive Producer Jed Whedon discussed how the show will connect with Doctor Strange in an interview with EW.

“The tie this year will feel more of a reflection of the movie, less an interweaving plot. As that movie hits the world, it comes at the right time in our show, and you will see some of those same ideas being explored.”

It seems that Doctor Strange and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D will have a more thematic connection, rather than a direct crossover. This is similar to season 3 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and its shared themes with Captain America: Civil War. The world of Doctor Strange and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are both going to deal with the bizarre side of the Marvel universe, with the latter getting deeper into the world of superhumans with the introduction of Ghost Rider.

Source: EW

Adonis Gonzalez

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  • AlphaBlu

    “However, it’s not a one-way street, the films have been influenced by Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D as well.”

    No they haven’t. AoS has always written around the film, and any time something from the TV show enters the MCU proper it’s always been because the writers wrote it after the fact.

    • Tor Berggren

      They have but It’s never been explicitly explained in said film/-s is more like it. The new Heli-Carrier in AoU coming from “TV-SHIELD” being the most obvious example. That just showed up and we figured it was something Fury just conjured up out from behind his magic eye-patch but it was revealed too be a H-C from AoS .

      • SAMURAI36

        I call BS.

        Either way, it doesn’t really matter, because AoShit only pulls in about 4M viewers, which is not a fraction of what these movies pull in. So it’s a classic case of a tree falling in the forest, and no one is around to hear it.

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      • In Brightest Day

        They wrote that into the show after the fact. There’s no chance that, during s1 of AoS or even before, when Joss was writing Ultron, that someone came to him and said “During s2 we’re going to reveal that Nick Fury gets a Helicarrier from Coulson, so we’re going to need you to write in a sequence where a Helicarrier shows up. Thanks”

        • Tor Berggren

          Not disagreeing with that. I’m thinking strictly in-universe here the behind the scenes stuff (scheduling, writing process TV vs film actors etc) that makes binding stuff together is completely logical too cause difficulties.