Elizabeth Henstridge, agent Simmons on Agents of SHIELD, was at Wizard World Portland this weekend taking on all comers (the moderator of the event was required to disclose that a prior guest on the Wizard World tour had proclaimed him an honorary publicist for Hydra). Questions revolved around characters learning that their friends (and enemies) weren’t always who they appeared to be — and then our intrepid Jr. Reporter Stephen Venture asked a question that is sure to become reality when Captain America: Civil War comes out on May 6: How will the show be affected by the civil war when it comes?
For backstory, remember that when Captain America: Winter Soldier came out, the movie ended with SHIELD having been revealed as massively undermined and infiltrated by Hydra, then dismembered by Captain America (Chris Evans) and Nick Fury (Stephen L. Jackson). The repercussions of that reveal was a season-long shockwave on the television show. In comparison, though, Thor: The Dark World only had a single episode tie-in. With as divisive as this movie will be, what will happen to the agents’ loyalties?
In short, yes. The civil war WILL affect Agents of SHIELD. Henstridge isn’t certain how big of an event it will be for the show, but it sounds like she suspects it will be less all-encompassing than the SHIELD/Hydra split was. And as far as spoilers go, none of them have seen the movie yet, so there’s no telling how it will end for either SHIELD or the Avengers. We’ll all find out on May 6, though.
Henstridge also said she was a bit jealous that she hasn’t developed any superpowers yet, but when she thought about all the extra work the actors had to do for their stunts, she was pretty all right with the lack of powers so far.
What side will you pick? Team Cap or team Iron Man? Which way will Simmons, May or Ward go? What about Coulson himself? Let us know in the comments below.