NYCC ’15: Clark Gregg On The Possible ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Connections To ‘Captain America: Civil War’

Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. returned a few weeks and has been wasting zero time this season. It feels like we’ve seen the series change each season and emerge as something entirely different. In season one, we saw the organization torn apart due to the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and in season two they were rocked to their core by the appearance of the Inhumans. Will season three be any different? While speaking with EW, series star Clark Gregg commented on the matter.

That’s one of the things I love about our show. The writers are fearless about trashing the whole thing. It kind of reinvents itself every season. Now what’s going on is the global outbreak of Terragenesis, people turning into Inhumans. Coulson’s team is very much about finding these people and taking care of them in one way and in the other make sure they’re not that particular kind of Inhuman that’s a threat. That seems to be making what we thought was the number one priority, building Secret Warriors, a bit on the back-burner for the moment.

We’re still waiting for the team to make an appearance on the big screen,  but the series has always made a point to ti into their larger universe. We all know what happened after Captain America: The Winter Soldier and last season we learned how the Avengers got the interl regarding the location of Loki’s scepter in Age Of Ultron. So, it’s pretty much a given that we should expect the series to have decent tie into next year’s highly-anticipated Captain America: Civil War. Will the events that occur in the highly-anticipated film have a huge impact on the series? Clark Gregg thinks so.

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.


With the seeds already starting to be planted early on this season, it’s hard to imagine that the film won’t have some form of dynamic impact on the series. But the question is, just how big of an impact will be felt? Could we finally see the series have some sort of an effect on the upcoming film? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesday nights on ABC at 9/8c.

Source: EW

Shawn Madden

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