Events of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Will Have an Impact on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’

     April 4, 2016


We know that Captain America: Civil War will take inspiration from the famous Mark Millar comic arc of the same name, but fans are wondering whether it’ll follow its source material and ultimately kill off a major character. At the very least, the film will have some pretty major repercussions on the cinematic universe if the latest plot synopsis teased for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is any indication.

Marvel’s TV tie-in series has been developing a civil war of its own between humans and the super-powered Inhumans, and the description from the May 10th episode (via ScreenCrush) previews the surmounting pressures that’ll arise after Civil War and its introduction of the Sokovia Accords:

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.

Does this mean Team Captain America, which is fighting against this government intervention, loses? It’s still unclear, but things don’t look good.


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It’s funny to think how strongly the reverberations caused by the cinematic universe are felt throughout the TV world, but this doesn’t seem to be the case the other way around. During our visit to the Civil War set in Atlanta last summer, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely seemed oblivious to what was going on with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the fish oil fiasco. Nevertheless, the main goal of the series has always been to further expand the MCU, and that will certainly happen with this impending film.

Elsewhere, Clark Gregg further teased the connections in an interview with Empire magazine:

It’s something that’s gone on since the end of last season when Coulson made Mack and Daisy partners. She’s an Inhuman and he seems to be the most suspicious of aliens and Inhumans. That division is very much manifested in our team. Our show is looking at this Inhumans outbreak, and that’s really where the concept of a civil war, our own version of it, is happening.

Executive producer and Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb further explained:

This is a show that started with the idea that not all heroes are super, and now it’s very much part of it. That feeling of whether or not you’re gong to be tolerant of someone who is different is really, at the end of the day, what is at the heart of Civil War and what is at the heart of what we are doing for the rest of the season and possibly going into season four.


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