Marvel's Agents of SHIELD creators Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen have discussed how a major twist in Captain America: The Winter Soldier will impact their series.
Marvel's Agents of SHIELD creators "optimistic" about season 2
Discussion online about the fate of the ABC show has intensified in recent days, given that the end of Captain America: The Winter Soldier sees SHIELD being disbanded due the infiltration of HYDRA.
Whedon recently spoke to TVLine about the shocking development, and revealed that he was well-briefed by Marvel.
"We know a lot about every movie a long time before it comes out," the writer insisted. "We get to read the scripts and see early cuts, so if and when there are things that affect our world, we have a lot of time to prepare. And there are some things in [Captain America: The Winter Soldier] that will ripple into our show."
Whedon and Tancharoen teased that "things go crazy" in forthcoming episodes that reference the events of the Marvel movie, but declined to be any more specific.
"Everything's an opportunity," Tancharoen said. "Everything is interconnected, which is definitely a unique situation when you have a television show connected to films like this."
Upcoming episodes will see Patton Oswalt join the series as SHIELD agent Eric Koenig, while another instalment will have Amy Acker as Coulson's lost love The Cellist and Patrick Brennan as the villainous Blackout.
Bill Paxton will also be back as SHIELD agent John Garrett.
Marvel's Agents of SHIELD airs on ABC (Tuesdays, 8/7c) in the US and on Channel 4 (Fridays, 8pm) in the UK.
Watch a trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier below: