Clark Gregg, the actor who portrays Director Coulson in Agents of SHIELD, may have given clues as to the connection between the Marvel TV series and the upcoming movie “Captain America: Civil War.”
Gregg hinted that the TV program’s first half of the season builds up to “the beginning of Secret Warriors, and some stuff that miiiight connect with Civil War — although I don’t know that,” as reported by HNGN.
“But with the Inhuman outbreak, you have people with powers suddenly all over the place. And there are those who feel that people who evolve differently need to be eradicated. And there are those who remember that those people are also humans. And there are divisions among those people,” he added.
This appears to be a situation fit to start a Civil War between two conflicting ideologies – either seeing people with powers as a threat or as humans.
Furthermore, the synopsis of the aptly named returning episode “Bouncing Back” validates the inevitable feud: “However, the growing presence of Inhumans proves to be a polarizing issue, and the S.H.I.E.L.D. team must face conflicting public opinions and defend their team from groups who have a more extreme ideology.”
“The divide between those who want to protect Inhumans and those who seek to destroy them is constantly widening, and Hydra, now strengthened by Grant Ward, looms once again.”
As mentioned in ScreenRant, the Marvel TV series appears to build up for a certain movie instead of reacting to the films as it did so in the past. This first occurred in episode 17 “Turn, Turn, Turn” where viewers see Hydra infiltrating SHIELD which already happened in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” a week prior. Other connections, albeit faint, were “The Well” episode which happened following the events of “Thor: The Dark World” and “TAHITI” episode featured the Kree, an alien militaristic race who were chasing the protagonist team in “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
The third season of Agents of SHIELD will kick off this March 3 while “Captain America: Civil War” will break out in theatres this coming May.