There’s more than one major conflict occuring currently in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While the Sokovia Accords will be causing one in next month’s Captain America: Civil War, the Inhuman outbreak has been causing one on the small screen with Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. If you’ve been paying attention this season, it’s been hard to miss the divide that is forming among the members of the team. While speaking with Hypable, series star Clark Gregg discussed this and compared it to the larger events of their big screen counterpart.
The days are coming where we will need to know exactly where everyone who is Inhuman who has crossed our path are, while we sort out if they’re going to be friend or foe. That’s our version of Civil War.
While things might have been clearer for Director Coulson in the past, that’s not the case these days according to Gregg. One of the main factors behind Coulson’s shifting persepective on things is definitely the Inhumans and his connection to Daisy Johnson.
I think the Coulson from some of the earlier films especially would have just been, wherever Steve Rogers goes, I’m gonna be there with my cards, and at some point, I’m gonna get them signed. But I think what’s amazing about doing this character for 70 episodes of television, and putting him at the lead of a no-longer-existing S.H.I.E.L.D. that’s hunted around the world is, you get a very different perspective.
There are forces in the world who want to exploit those people, and there are forces in the world who want to exterminate those people. And here’s Coulson with the person who may be the closest thing he has to family — and she’s one of them. And he’s getting closer to more people like that. And at the same time, some of the most terrifying threats to this person that he cares most about are other Inhumans.
With an upcoming tie-in for Captain America: Civil War and the season finale quickly approaching, it’s going to be interesting to see how the series shifts after these major events hit. Could it be as big as the change that occured post-The Winter Soldier? What do you think about Gregg’s comments? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below.