Marvel's Agents of SHIELD Showrunner Explains How Avengers: Infinity War May Impact Series

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD was initially born out of the death of Agent Phil Coulson during The Avengers film, which finally brought the Avengers together.

The series has since been very loosely linked to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, even more so in recent years, but now the showrunner has weighed in on how the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War may impact the show.

The early days of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD were pretty simple as we were introduced to a team of SHIELD agents led by the resurrected Phil Coulson.

However, everything changed after the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier when it was revealed that HYDRA had infiltrated SHIELD and the series was never the same again.

While this was the most specific connection between the MCU and the series, there have been a few other references over time, such as Nick Fury and Lady Sif.

These connections have been much more loose in recent years, with it almost seeming like the series is not even connected anymore.

This was seen especially during the first arc of season five that had everything set in a futuristic space setting.

Even with a lack of major connections in recent seasons, showrunner Jed Whedon spoke about how the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War at WonderCon, details of which have been provided by Deadline.

“The movies blaze a path. When Doctor Strange came out it introduced us to magic, which gave us Ghost Rider; when [Guardians of the Galaxy] came out, we were introduced to space. We are waiting for that movie to come out so it can open a new playground for us.”

Whedon's response though was pretty vague, but it is interesting to see what he means by new playground.

Avengers: Infinity War is definitely going to set some new status quos in the MCU, so we'll have to see what happens to Agents of SHIELD in the process.

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD continues to air every Friday night at 9 pm on ABC.

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