Chaos has been a part of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ever since the titular organization was disbanded in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, establishing a radical new path for the agents at the end of the first season. Season 3 is no different, star Clark Gregg says. Agent Phil Coulson himself took a few minutes to talk with EW’s Jonathon Dornbush at New York Comic Con about the new season and its possible connection to 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.
“That’s one of the things I love about our show. The writers are fearless about trashing the whole thing,” Gregg says. “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.”
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has tied-in so well with big Marvel movies like Winter Soldier, it’s probably reasonable to expect the show will be part of the build-up to next year’s highly-anticipated Captain America: Civil War, right? Gregg thinks so, especially given the agents’ recent zeal for keeping track of all these new Inhumans.
“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,” Gregg says. “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.”
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