Over the past two seasons, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has tied in to both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron, and despite the separation between Marvel’s film and television divisions, Clark Gregg expects that to continue this season as Phase Three gets underway with Captain America: Civil War.
“That’s one of the things I love about our show,” Gregg told EW at the New York Comic Con. “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 poeple 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.”
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“Civil War has always been about the registration of superheroes and people with powers,” he continues. “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.”
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs on Tuesday nights on ABC, while Captain America: Civil War will launch Phase Three of the MCU when it opens on April 29th 2016 in the UK and May 6th 2016 in the States.