[TV] Cast and Crew: 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Plots Are Strongly Affected by Captain America: The Winter Soldier'
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.01.2014
There's a ripple effect...
The cast and crew of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.recently spoke with Zap2It about the effect of Captain America: The Winter Soldier's events on the show. Check out the highlights:
Jed Whedon on the effects of Winter Soldier on the show: "There's definitely a ripple effect. Things that you see in 'Cap 2' will be reflected on the show, absolutely. It's sort of inevitable."
Jeff Loeb on the effects: "This has always been planned from the very beginning. I think everyone will be delighted by what's going on. We have said always, even from the pilot, it is all one universe. Clearly it is, because we're telling the story of what happened to Agent Coulson post-'The Avengers.' Once you start with that, that world still exists, and that's one of the things that really binds the Marvel Universe is that universe itself."
Clark Gregg on Coulson possibly coming back to the films: "My personal door is much more open now that I'm no longer dead. It's much more open than it was. I think that so far our show keeps us all very busy, but I think in the right time and place, it's the logical progression to see some crossover back in that direction. As of now, what's exciting is there's a great deal of crossover between the films and the show. Maybe not as much the superheroes that people are after, but I wouldn't rule that out either."
Gregg on the film: "It's clear to anyone who's seen a recent trailer of Captain America: The Winter Soldier that everything is not right within SHIELD, and there are forces, whether they're within the World Security Council or within SHIELD, who cannot be trusted. That was a startling experience to those of us who work by day in those outfits that belong to SHIELD. The really fun thing about this to me is that it's all one thing, it's all connected. What happens in the movies affects us."
Brett Dalton on the film: "It really does not only affect our team but the show entirely, because the events of Captain America 2 change the world in which we live."
Elizabeth Henstridge on the social commentary of Coulson questioning S.H.I.E.L.D.: "I think it's definitely a conversation about the people that protect you -- we give them a lot of power, and is that the right thing to do and what the dangers of that is a really interesting social question to pose. Coulson's been through a lot, and he's starting to question it, which I feel like is natural for the type of position he's in right now. I think he's questioning it because he cares so much about us, his team. He wants to protect us, whereas when it was just himself as a solo agent, you sacrifice yourself more than you would your team. We're his children now, so he's questioning whether or not we're safe."
Ming-Na Wen on Melinda May's apparent mole status: "I will say that there are many, many surprises coming up, and what I love is because in this world that they live in, it's very true to situations. I don't think it's anything that's contrived."