It should come as no surprise that Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will soon feature some sort of tie-in to The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
After all, following that big reveal in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, S.H.I.E.L.D. picked up the thread that Hydra had infiltrated its ranks. There was even a small crossover with Thor: The Dark World when the agents were tasked with cleaning up the movie’s aftermath. And the big blue alien that saved Coulson (Clark Gregg) was Kree—so that sort of counts as a Guardians of the Galaxy tie-in, right?
Now EW can exclusively reveal that the ABC series will connect to the highly anticipated Avengers sequel. “You should expect something,” executive producer Jed Whedon says. “The Avengers is the big tent that all the franchises play under. Obviously, we’re included in that.”
While it’s unclear how the series will tie in to Marvel’s big blockbuster, this probably won’t be as big a crossover as the Winter Soldier once. “I don’t think any movie has the potential to impact us in the way that Captain America 2 did,” executive producer Maurissa Tancharoen says, “but there will be connections.”
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.