At New York Comic Con, Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb and Agents of S.H.i.E.L.D. star Clark Gregg sat down with ComicBook.com for an interview off the crowded showfloor. The pair are old hat at this now, with the show now in its third season. But that didn't mean we couldn't get anything out of them.
"We're incredibly lucky that we get to do this thing, to make one of the best television shows out there, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and having hundreds of fans come to signings and they smile and they cry. I want to thank them, because we don't get to do what we do without them," Loeb said.
Of course, the fact that "it's all connected" is a common buzz phrase for Loeb, and we had to ask about how the show might tie-in to Captain America: Civil War. The movie will center on the idea of accountability for powered people, which should sound fairly familiar to S.H.I.E.L.D. fans. The show's growing population of Inhumans, and the entire conceit of this season trying to build a powered team within S.H.I.E.L.D. So how will they crossover?
"Well, I don't know anything, and I won't know until we get the script right before, leading up to that, how much it crosses over," Gregg cautioned. The producers like to keep the actors on the show relatively in the dark, especially for the big surprises, to get a more natural reaction. "But having seen the way our show crossed over in subtle ways with Age of Ultron and the way it was greatly affected by Captain America: The Winter Soldier... we're doing something on our show that's for our show, it's not there to tee up something for Captain America: Civil War." Of course, he does have his suspicions. "I suspect they'll intersect in some way. What you can bank on is, if there's a way to have what's happening in that movie have a huge and dramatic affect on our show in a way that works, Marvel will do that."
Loeb was a little more open - and naturally knows a bit more.
"The reality is, we know these worlds are connected, we know these things are happening," Loeb said. "Certainly, the kinds of themes we're talking about, like the responsibility of people that have abilities, and who is best to determine what happens to those people, is something we're very concerned about on not just this show but all our shows. It's something you'll see as something you should feel about what's going on. But that's the nature of Marvel, it's not a new concept for us, but it's a concept we're just starting to address in this world."