When Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. debuted on ABC back in 2013, it allowed for certain elements of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to crossover to the small screen. The show has featured a number of the MCU actors in guest starring roles, such as Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Jaimie Alexander as Lady Sif, just to name a few. During Season 2, the show introduced the Inhumans, which many believed would eventually cross over to the Marvel Phase Three movie Inhumans, set for release on July 12, 2019. However, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Clark Gregg revealed in a new interview with Digital Spy that the movie may not intersect with the series.
"The Inhumans movie I suspect will be its own cinematic version. That writer and director will have free reign to do what they want to do with the Inhumans. But hopefully there'll be some way that our Inhumans connect to that. It'd be too bad if that was wasted."
One of the biggest crossovers from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the ABC TV series happened in the first season, when Captain America: The Winter Soldier revealed that Hydra had always been infiltrating S.H.I.E.L.D. and other areas of government, which lead to the dismantling of the agency. Clark Gregg also revealed in this interview that the crossovers are certainly fun, but they aren't exactly necessary, and the show has to stand on its own. Here's what the actor had to say.
"What's kind of necessary for the show to work is that it is its own thing and it's not dependant upon those crossovers. They're just fun stuff that happens once in a while. They destroy the organisation our show is named after and we have to deal with that! I'll be interested to see how it evolves, that crossover stuff."
Another thing to take into consideration is Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. may not even be around when Inhumans hits theaters in the summer of 2019. ABC hasn't issued a Season 4 renewal for the show yet, and it would have to make it to Season 7 for any sort of viable crossover to make sense, since the Inhumans movie will air between the potential Season 6 and Season 7. The show has never been a ratings juggernaut, with the midseason finale pulling in a 1.35 rating in the 18-49 demographic, with 3.8 million viewers tuning in. Do you hope that Inhumans will cross over with Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the next few years?