After the Thor: The Dark World tie-in, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producer Jed Whedon discusses the likelihood of a similar episode connecting Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

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Last night's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was surprisingly good; and this is coming from someone that's been incredibly frustrated with the show since the pilot episode. However, the flaunted tie-in with Thor: The Dark World was extremely superficial and really had nothing to do with the episode. Ahead of the tie-in ep airing on ABC, executive producer Jed Whedon spoke with TV Guide about the possibility of a similar connection with the Russo Bros.' Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Said Whedon, "We're trying to flesh out the world. The Marvel brand carries with it a lot of familiar faces. We're trying to flesh out the world of S.H.I.E.L.D. with the established characters and the characters we're introducing to build out the larger organization that we operate in." Whedon then got a little more specific about a tie-in with The Winter Soldier adding, "Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) is in that one, and S.H.I.E.L.D. makes an appearance, so we will definitely try to tee-up some stuff and probably play a little bit of the fallout from that film. We're hoping to do some cool stuff."

Whedon also teased another cameo on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but not from a Marvel superhero but from the living legend who helped create the company. "I would say there's a strong chance [of Stan Lee showing up]," was all Whedon would say on the matter.

It was previously reported that the very last episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. would connect to Captain America: The Winter Soldier but the accuracy of that information is unclear. Depending on how ABC makes its schedule, the final episode could air before or after Captain America: The Winter Soldier is released here in the US. The tie-in could also come in season 2.

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Running Time: 60 min
Release Date: September 24, 2013
MPAA Rating: Tv PG-13
Starring: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Brett Dalton
Directed by: Joss Whedon (pilot)
Written by: Maurissa Tancharoen (story/writer), Jed Whedon(story/writer),Jeffrey Bell (executive producer), Jeph Loeb (executive producer)

"Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films, as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson's team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage; Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), expert pilot and martial artist; Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), brilliant engineer; and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker, Skye (Chloe Bennet).

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel’s first television series, is from executive producers Joss Whedon (Marvel's The Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, who co-wrote the pilot (Dollhouse, Dr.Horrible's Sing-Along Blog). Jeffrey Bell (Angel, Alias) and Jeph Loeb (Smallville, Lost, Heroes) also serve as executive producers. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television."
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Luminus - 11/20/2013, 5:18 AM
More lies and misdirection. Last night's episode connection to Thor 2 was misleading. What significant connection to the movie did it have? None. This show should be called Damage Control, like the comic.

Someone will probably just mention that the 2 S.H.E.I.L.D Helicarriers crashed and then that will be all the connection there is to the CA 2 movie.
MarkJulian - 11/20/2013, 5:20 AM
Yeah, only the first 5 minutes really connected to Thor: TDW and that was just literally clean-up. But overall, that was the second episode that I enjoyed. Maybe they're finding their stride.
AntMan - 11/20/2013, 5:20 AM
I personally think the hate this show gets is unwarranted. It is everything a Marvel Studio show was going to be.
MightyZeus - 11/20/2013, 5:24 AM
Guess we'll have to wait and see how this episode does. Hopefully this episode wont disappoint because i really want this show to be awesome.
ParisSun - 11/20/2013, 5:29 AM
No Marvel character showing up but Stan Lee will. I think it's hard to sell people on that.

Have to admit that last night's episode was the best of the bunch. But there was barely any connection with Thor: TDW at all. All they did was clean up the library and say they were cleaning up the aftermath. But there was no relationship at all. A better connection would have been them discussing studying the portals or even have them catch the monster that made it through the portal.
charlie2094 - 11/20/2013, 5:29 AM
Should have a far bigger tie in that Thor did, what with everything happening with SHIELD in Winter Soldier. Makes more sense I think for Cap to have a far bigger impact on the show.

Enjoying the show, nothing special, but is definitely a decent watch. Slowly improving, hopefully gets better

Can't wait for the Netflix shows though, which they've all but said will be a bit darker and more dramatic/real, like they need to be. Many people are already getting of the same formula. Daredevil with a tone more like Arrow (darker and more dramatic, with sprinklings of comedy) will work fantastic, especially with Goddard and hopefully inspiration from Bendis' very real run
AntMan - 11/20/2013, 5:32 AM
I'm glad the have gone the route they have gone down. They are trying to create the show about its cast, and not about cameos from other characters in the MCU.

If they focused on throwing in other Marvel characters as opposed to their own cast, the show wouldn't be able to stand on its own legs without a cameo.

I'm much more invested in finding out who Skye really is and about Tahiti than waiting for the next cameo from a Marvel character.
SuperCat - 11/20/2013, 5:35 AM
Keep forgetting about this show. Think I missed the last 2 episodes. Gotta catch up on Hulu.
MarkJulian - 11/20/2013, 5:38 AM
I think the showrunners will get replaced before the show is canceled.
SmokenOaken - 11/20/2013, 5:40 AM
Pfft.. Avengers?!?
MrDonut - 11/20/2013, 5:40 AM
The only thing that has kept me watching was Chloe Bennett, but like the rest of this show she's slowly becoming just as boring. I'll admit the show has improved slightly but even so it's still pretty mediocre especially when comparing to the likes of something like Arrow.
80sFace - 11/20/2013, 5:40 AM
I was critical of the show over the first 3-4 episodes, saying they were digging up unused scripts of the A-Team from the 1980's, but the last 3 episodes have been terrific: characters fleshed out in interesting ways, tight plot lines, the way the show is shot is way better, much more cinematic, and the mythology, especially of the non-superhuman characters has been deepening in an intriguing way. And I'm more and more impressed by the casting, which I first dismissed as CW-type casting.

I'm sold. Now that Breaking Bad is done, this is my favorite show on TV.
80sFace - 11/20/2013, 5:43 AM
@supercat -- definitely check out the last 3 episodes. Something clicked, they're getting really good. (IMHO)
CyberBishop - 11/20/2013, 5:48 AM
Christ... So many haters...
hummingbird68 - 11/20/2013, 5:58 AM
The show is improving now with each episode. I really don't get the hate or constant comparisons with other shows, which is dumb as this is not a super-hero driven show and never was going to be. I think as time goes by it'll continue to improve and there will be the odd cameo.

I have no problem with them referencing the movies, after all that's the whole idea, shared universe lol. At least marvel has a universe to share, who would of thought that ten years ago?
Inhuman - 11/20/2013, 6:01 AM
This bit of news clears up the timeline for Phase 2. Iron Man 3 happens 7 months after The Avengers. Thor: The Dark World happens 1 year after the Avengers. Agents Of SHIELD happens 1 year after The Avengers and right after Thor: The Dark World begins. Captain America: The Winter Soldier happens 1 year after The Avengers and probably in the middle of Agents Of SHIELD season. Whedon said "fall out" which means The Winter soldier events are completed while the show is still running

The Avengers - May 2012
Iron Man 3 - December 2012/January 2013
Thor: The Dark World - Late Summer/Early Fall 2013
Agents Of SHIELD - Septemer 2013
Captain America: The Winter Soldier - September/Fall 2013
JoeMomma29 - 11/20/2013, 6:02 AM

Every episode is just a name a dropper for Avengers! Sad that they showed the trailer clip for Thor the Dark World in the beginning of the episode and that was it. Come one there was no real connection to the movie but a brief scene of them cleaning some junk.

Though the show was a better last night than all the other episodes.
patrat18 - 11/20/2013, 6:02 AM
I fear the future shows of marvel.
UltimateNullifier - 11/20/2013, 6:03 AM
Some of you belong on with the hating for the sake of hating. "Movies and actors they claim to hate, yet can't stop discussing." - Batman
InfiniteMonkey - 11/20/2013, 6:03 AM
Since we're doing confessions on this thread, I will say this:
I confess I love watching this show, especially when I have a hot girl beside me and a pint or two.
JoeMomma29 - 11/20/2013, 6:06 AM
@ UltimateNullifier

LOL! This site is designed for discussions surrounding comic book base movies and shows.
marvelstudios - 11/20/2013, 6:09 AM
I thought the Jotun beast was going to be featured.
dinkinflicka - 11/20/2013, 6:12 AM
I like the show but I want to see more actual villains no more alien artifacts that cause viruses or rage. No more extremis either. I'm essentially still watching because I want to know about Coulson and what happened to him. The show has got to do better it costs a ton to do so the ratings need to stop sliding.
UltimateNullifier - 11/20/2013, 6:15 AM
I know this happens on the Arrow threads too, I just don't understand why people who either hate the show or don't watch the show at all and are consumed by Coke/Pepsi brand loyalty have to come take a big dump in the middle of the room all the time and be the belle of the ball. Let people be people and give those of us who actually enjoy the show a space to have an actual "discussion" about it. Childish trolling and baiting isn't a discussion. Same goes for the people who like Arrow and want to talk about it without the Marvel trolls. Some of these guys need to seriously go jack off and calm down. It's a TV show, not a Klan rally.
JoeMomma29 - 11/20/2013, 6:22 AM
@ UltimateNull

I get what you are saying, but I welcome people who dislike what I like as long as they watch the movie or show and have a valid opinion. Granted if someone just wants to jump onto a thread and yell "$hit Show" with no reason behind it, well that is just silly and stupid.

As far as picking a product well that is just Human Nature. Hey without competition where would we be. Heck you have multiple game consoles to pick from for instance. To me Marvel has really done a fine job on their movie universe which is finally pushing DC/WB to start theirs. You may view some of these complaints as a bad thing but it should be viewed as a good thing. For instance all the fans bitched about Arrow not having a mask and bam he finally got a mask, maybe now they will have characters with powers on the show.
Priest - 11/20/2013, 6:23 AM
I am willing to bet $100 that this show will get a 2nd season.
McNyagano - 11/20/2013, 6:25 AM

UltimateNullifier - 11/20/2013, 6:28 AM
I openly welcome honest debate if it's not just the usual "Marvel/DC is better" garbage. As for the powers thing, I don't see the need for that. Most of SHIELD's characters have never had powers of any kind. There are the notable exceptions, like Carol Danvers and Wendell Vaughn, but SHIELD is a giant nameless government agency. The "S" in SHIELD doesn't stand for Superfriends. I will say it would have been more immediately gratifying if they had used some actual SHIELD characters off the bat, like Quartermain, Jones, Morse, etc, but this thing is supposed to be about Coulson and his team of agents, not Cap and his team of superheroes.
UltimateNullifier - 11/20/2013, 6:34 AM
And for the people who compare this show to Arrow, what a pointless exercise that is. They're completely different concepts, and are barely even in the same genre. It's like comparing Breaking Bad to Walking Dead. What's the point of that?
Niklander - 11/20/2013, 6:41 AM
@UltimateNullifier you know the trolls they wont let you enjoy both things!!!
dinkinflicka - 11/20/2013, 6:41 AM
I'm interested to see what the ratings were last night considering they kept hyping the tie in to Thor which it really wasn't. The show will get a second season because ABC has said they want more shows that appeal to men which it does but it can't keep sliding in ratings. I read it does well overseas which is also helping it. Unfortunately since they haven't announced it yet it makes me nervous. Arrow is impressive because it doesn't have a huge production budget it has good action and they have for the most part avoided the usual romantic angst that other CW shows are known for. I was against Arrow until people on this site started saying it wasn't the usual CW show. I sat down watched the whole first season and thought it was really good then this season they took it to another level where it's one of my top shows now.
UltimateNullifier - 11/20/2013, 6:44 AM

Exactly. I haven't started watching Arrow yet, but it's in my Netflix queue, so I intend to very soon. I missed the first season because my wife was pregnant and I really didn't have a lot of time for TV, so I'll catch up and hopefully, I'll like it. I've always enjoyed the Green Arrow comics, so I hope it doesn't suck.
BillyM67 - 11/20/2013, 6:45 AM
He must be talking about season two, which may or may not happen considering the ratings keep going down. They seriously need better writing or a superheroe, even a minor one.
Priest - 11/20/2013, 6:53 AM
Season 2 will happen.
Badmuffin - 11/20/2013, 6:55 AM
There are more arrow fanboys in the Agents of shield box then the Arrow's one.
Priest - 11/20/2013, 6:58 AM
@ Pasto,

19001560 - 11/20/2013, 7:00 AM
@patrat18 you should be, cause The Man Without Fear is more famous than Green Ass. Daredevil >>> Green Arow
UltimateNullifier - 11/20/2013, 7:01 AM
From what I've seen, the DVR ratings are still doing very well, and the show is still number one in its timeslot in the male 18-49 demographic. The overnights keep dropping, but I think eventually, they will pick back up. The initial viewership of the pilot was probably a lot of people expecting to see the Avengers on TV and not understanding that it was impossible. Now the show has to depend on either winning some of those initial viewers back, or drawing in some new ones by word of mouth. A lot of TV shows go through this.
THORION76 - 11/20/2013, 7:16 AM
edge13 - 11/20/2013, 7:21 AM
all,specially @BillyM67
its no longer down,the latest rating are up
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