The great thing about the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that “It’s all Connected.” While the television shows are distinctly different from the movies, they all take place in one universe, and the characters in this universe are affected by what happens in the other properties. No one property is as deeply affected by the events in the movies as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which underwent a complete overhaul in season one because of the events of Captain america: The Winter Soldier.
With Captain America: Civil War right around the corner, it has been confirmed by S.H.I.E.L.D. co-showrunner, Jed Whedon, that the major changes that come about in the movie will be reflected in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
“It will definitely have a ripple effect,” executive producer Jed Whedon says. “It is one world, so if there is a giant event, it will definitely have a ripple effect on our world.”
Of course, with everybody – including fans – picking between Team Cap and Team Iron Man, The Hollywood Reporter had to see what team the cast believes their character would pick. Unsurprisingly, there were a few Team Cap members, although just which characters those were may surprise you.
“Lincoln wants to be a part of SHIELD, so as long as Coulson is the director of SHIELD, I’m sure that he’s on Team Cap,” Luke Mitchell says. “Therefore, Lincoln would be on Team Cap.”
“I’m with you on that one [for Mack],” Henry Simmons adds.
As for Coulson, a character who showed his love and adoration of Captain America during The Avengers, is it safe to assume he’s automatically Team Cap? According to Clark Gregg, surprisingly, there is no clear cut team Coulson would pick just yet.
“It’s a good question. I don’t know yet. I haven’t seen the film,” Gregg says. “I think the Coulson from some of the earlier films, especially, would have just been, ‘Wherever Steve Rogers goes, I’m going to be there with my cards, and at some point, I’m going to get them signed.’ But what’s amazing about doing this character for 70 episodes of television, and putting him at the lead of a no-longer-existing SHIELD that’s hunted around the world, is that you get a very different perspective. I think it’s really going to depend, at such time as Coulson actually has to deal with what’s going on in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, on what has happened here, between now and then, because here is where his focus is right now.”
Obviously, choosing sides for this battle isn’t going to be simple, as shown by the inability to determine who FitzSimmons would choose as their team with one half seemingly siding with Team Iron Man (Simmons), and the other Team Cap (Fitz). The best answer, however, hands down goes to Ming-Na Wen who will join whichever team is “closer to Thor”.
Of course, not all of the characters on S.H.I.E.L.D. are team players.
“Whoever is closer to Thor,” Wen says with a laugh.
On May 6, we’ll learn which side some characters choose in Captain America: Civil War, but for others, we’ll have to wait until the next episode of Agent’s of S.H.I.E.L.D. to know their loyalty. We’ll know the full effects when the next episode after the movie airs, which should be May 10th.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter.