‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ May Be Marvel’s Forsaken Project

Much like the plot of Captain America: Civil War, relations behind the scenes at Marvel are noticeably tense when it comes to how Agents of SHIELD stars feel about the latest Captain America film and the Avengers franchise as a whole. Those involved with Agents of SHIELD feel abandoned by Marvel, revealing that any assertions by Marvel that all of their properties tie in together are far from the truth. In fact, one Agents of SHIELD actor recently came forward to express feeling abandoned by Marvel.

Agents Of SHIELD Actors Say They Have Been Forsaken By The Marvel Cinematic Universe

Pointing a finger at the disparity between Agents of SHIELD and the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, some actors on the ABC series are drawing attention to the fact that Marvel doesn’t really care about the series. As evidence some claim that Marvel has been actively denying Agents of SHIELD actors opportunities to cross over to Captain America: Civil War and the upcoming Inhumans movie.

One Agents of SHIELD actor, Chloe Bennet, who plays Daisy Johnson on the series, was recently asked by a fan why Marvel film characters – such as Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Captain America (Chris Evans) – haven’t made recent appearances on Agents of SHIELD. The fan pointed out that threats, especially those posed by Hive and its army of Inhumans, would seem to require a response from such superheroes.

“I don’t know. People who make movies for Marvel, why don’t you acknowledge what happens on our show? Why don’t you guys go ask them that? Cause they don’t seem to care!”

Bennett’s response was certainly blunt and confrontational, revealing what might have been an animosity for Marvel, but it was unclear whether this was just her opinion or a feeling present among many other Agents of SHIELD cast members. Either way, she seemed eager to further comment on the subject.

“The Marvel Cinematic Universe loves to pretend that everything is connected, but then they don’t acknowledge our show at all. So, I would love to do that, but they don’t seem to keen on that idea.”

Crossovers Notwithstanding, Captain America: Civil War Will Affect The Agents Of SHIELD Timeline

Clark Gregg, who plays Agents of SHIELD director Phil Coulson revealed that the events seen in Captain America: Civil War will have long-lasting effects throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and that will include what’s to come in the next season of Agents of SHIELD. While Gregg says much of what he can divulge comes from his own speculation, he does hint that there’s going to be plenty of fallout from the Captain America film.

“…it looks like there’s fallout from the Sokovia Accords and the world after Civil War, where some people are agreeing to register and some are going underground,” says Gregg. “I have a feeling the Secret Warriors will become a bigger, more important part of what we do. That would be my guess.”

The Secret Warriors pose a new threat, formed by newly-powered Inhumans and led by Bennett’s Daisy Johnson. The group consists of Lincoln Campbell (Luke Mitchell), Joey Gutierrez (Juan Pablo Raba), and Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez (Natalia Cordova-Buckley).

Even beyond this new threat, Agents of SHIELD star Gregg says creator Joss Whedon loves bringing hardship and trauma to the show’s characters and, by default, delivers the same kind of trauma to the fans. He says the next season will be no different.

“We’re cruising along. We’re having fun. The sites get crazier. The sets get crazier. And then, you know that time of year comes, and it could be dangerous,” the Agents of SHIELD star says of the possibility of character deaths. “Our writers and producers, cast and crew – Sarah Finn & Co. – continue to find one superb actor who’s also an excellent person after another, and we just end up heartbroken and kind of sobbing off into a corner. This year is no different.”

Agents of SHIELD will return with the season 4 premiere in September on ABC.

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