In Captain America: Civil War, countries from around the world agree to the Sokovia Accords, which puts superpowered individuals under the rule of governments, which, ultimately leads to the battle between Captain America and Iron Man.
On Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., those Accords being put into place will affect what happens on the television series, linking the series to Marvel's film universe.
A recent interview by Entertainment Weekly with the stars of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. highlighted what fans can expect from the final episodes of season three and how the Sokovia Accords will affect events to come.
"That ripples through our show because suddenly all these people who are Inhumans in our corner of the universe, they're all subjected to the Sokovia Accords," Clark Gregg, who portrays Agent Coulson, said. That dilemma rises up in our show about the people who feel Inhumans should be registered and those who feel that's a first step to them being sequestered, imprisoned, exterminated."
Marvel calls it a "cinematic universe" for a reason: everything has a connection, regardless of medium, whether that be television or film. It's often convoluted keeping up with such massive story arcs, but so far, Marvel has managed to weave stories from TV and film into each other in a way that remains coherent, but still allows for each series and movie to tell its own story.
That link will become evident in the next episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which airs on May 10. The Accords will become something the team will need to deal with, and it will also create some conflict for the S.H.I.E.L.D. team, much like it did for the Avengers in Civil War.
"The characters fall on different sides," said Elizabeth Henstridge, who plays Agent Simmons. "It's not so black and white. There's no one character in the show that's full-force for one side or the other. It's a really cool link philosophically that we're both questioning the same morals or politics. Can two different beings, in a way, that share so much but then are so different, can you live side-by-side together peacefully?"
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs on ABC on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EDT.