A while back, Joss Whedon claimed that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the series he co-created, was not canon to the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Now, it could be that he actually meant it. At the end of season 2, the world was contaminated with Terrigen, a substance that turns otherwise ordinary people into Inhumans. Big impact on the MCU, wouldn’t you think? All these superhumans popping up and whatnot. Not according to Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the men on writing duties for Captain America: Civil War, who claim to have had no clue that this actually happened. According to Games Radar, in a recent interview, the two had this to say:
“I have to confess, having come here, I’ve seen no TV since I got here in April”, said Markus. “I haven’t seen the vast majority of this season of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’” McFeely added “Is there really fish oil? What are you talking about?”
Now, considering that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. went out of its way to pull the MCU’s collective nuts out of the fire after Nick Fury, a man now living off the grid and squatting in Hawkeye’s shed, turned up with a freakin’ Helicarrier in the climax of Age of Ultron that he “just happened” to have squirrelled away somewhere, this is a bit of a slap. The now-Director Coulson spent a lot of season 2 going on about something called Theta Protocol, which turned out to be a project to rebuild a helicarrier and keep it at a state of readiness in case New S.H.I.E.L.D. ever needed the additional firepower. Plot hole plugged, job’s a good ‘un. But maybe the movies won’t be repaying the favour. There’s been talk for over a year that any appearances by Daredevil or Luke Cage in Infinity Wars will see the characters recast from their small-screen counterparts and no nod given to the Netflix shows whatsoever.
So is this setting the pattern for movies to come? Or just two writers pratting about in an interview? At this stage, nobody can say either way for certain. But here’s hoping that the TV arm of the MCU starts getting some long-overdue love from its big screen brethren.
Source: Games Radar