The Marvel cinematic universe and its TV counterpart are each embarking on new eras, with Captain America: Civil War having ushered in Phase 3 of the film franchise and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. now a few weeks into its fourth season. In both cases, things are destined get a little weird.
During a video interview with the cast and crew of S.H.I.E.L.D. at New York Comic Con, EW asked Marvel TV honcho Jeph Loeb how the show will tie into the upcoming films.
“Well, there might be something strange that’s going on,” Loeb said, placing conspicuous emphasis on the word that happens to be the surname of a certain Sorcerer Supreme.
With the Benedict Cumberbatch-starring Doctor Strange hitting theaters next month, the Marvel movie universe is about to expand into a more magical, fantastical realm. According to Loeb, the same could be said of S.H.I.E.L.D., which will soon see the introduction of Gabriel Luna’s vengeful spirit Ghost Rider.
“Even just in our pilot we set out and said that S.H.I.E.L.D. was there to check out the unusual, the weird, the dangerous, and determine whether or not it was something that affected the public,” Loeb said. Gesturing to Luna, he added, “I don’t think there’s anything more weird, unusual, and dangerous than this gentleman over here.”
Watch the full interview above, and check out more interviews from New York Comic Con all next week on SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio (ch. 105). Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns Tuesday at 10 p.m. on ABC.