This week “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” held their first major crossover with one of the Marvel Studios movies as the team had to deal with the fallout of the events seen in Thor: The Dark World, and that was only the first step in their expansion.
“We’re trying to flesh out the world,” executive producer Jed Whedon told TV Guide. “The Marvel brand carries with it a lot of familiar faces. We’re trying to flesh out the world of S.H.I.E.L.D. with the established characters and the characters we’re introducing to build out the larger organization that we operate in. That’s where some of the fun can be had.”
In addition, Whedon confirmed that the series will crossover with Marvel’s next film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which is set for release on April 4, 2014.
“Nick Fury [Samuel L. Jackson] is in that one, and S.H.I.E.L.D. makes an appearance, so we will definitely try to tee-up some stuff and probably play a little bit of the fallout from that film,” Whedon says. “We’re hoping to do some cool stuff.”
Whedon also touched on the revelation of Coulson’s return from the dead, which we’re still learning about on the series.
“We know that there’s going to be a lot of theories and there’s no chance that whatever we reveal won’t, at some point, be written on the internet. We’re just trying to come up with ways to make it surprising or make it not how they expected it to unravel. We know what it is, but we know that no one else does yet.”
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“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” airs Tuesdays at 8 P.M. on ABC.