It’s a good thing that “Thor: The Dark World” is coming out in time for November sweeps, because it sounds pretty likely that the events of that movie will have a presence in “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.” The ABC series hasn’t been able to capture the ratings glory of its premiere, but a boost from the Marvel Cinematic Universe could be just the thing it needs.
In an interview with The Playlist, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige teased what fans can expect of crossovers between the Marvel films and TV show. There have already been plenty of post-“The Avengers” and “Iron Man 3″ references on “Agents of SHIELD,” so it makes sense that fans will see “Thor: The Dark World’s” impact as well.
“Well, Jeph Loeb, who runs the TV division for Marvel, is in charge of that show, and is doing a great job of overseeing that show, and the studio’s involvement in that is limited to them going ‘Hey, we’re thinking of doing something like this, is that ok?’ and we’ll go yay or nay,” Feige says. “But I’ll say that it’s a smart question, and it’ll probably happen sooner than you realize. I think that’s part of the fun they’re having with that show is that it inhabits the same universe, so if there’s a big event, there’ll be ripples.”
What will be really interesting is the way “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” will affect the “SHIELD” storyline considering Captain America and Black Widow are major SHIELD agents. That movie comes out on April 4, 2014.
“Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on ABC.