There’s no doubt that the fallout of Captain America: Civil War will be felt throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe: this is going to be big. After the last Cap flick Winter Soldier, the events rippled into the TV series Agents of SHIELD, causing a massive shakeup of its structuring. No doubt the same will happen here, but has the show just spoiled who wins Civil War?
A forthcoming episode of Agents of SHIELD, called Emancipation, is set to air in the US just four days after the release of Civil War. The Internet is already buzzing about its plot synopsis, which could possibly be giving the big ending away.
The summary goes like this:
In the aftermath of the events of Captain America: Civil War, S.H.I.E.L.D. feels pressure to reveal their involvement with Inhumans. But with the stakes higher than ever and Hive growing stronger, the team is tested in ways they could never anticipate.
Now when it refers to the aftermath, and the pressure the team are feeling, could this be getting at the fact that Iron Man wins, and the Sokovia Accords are put into effect?
The Sokovia Accords are the registration act that will enforce a restriction on The Avengers – backed by Iron Man and the US government – leaving superheroes accountable to a committee, and even facing time in Tony Stark’s shiny new prison.
Agents of SHIELD has been building up the distrust the world is facing in regards to the superpowered Inhumans over its third season, and with S.H.I.E.L.D. being sanctioned by the government again, and the Sokovia Accords going ahead (aka Cap losing) then this would land Coulson and his time on the frontline (ironically the title of the spinoff companion series to Civil War in the comics).