Just yesterday, fans of Marvel were left twitterpated** and in a tizzy by the awesome news that the studio was planning a crossover episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. that will deal with the aftermath of the chaos the Dark Elves and Malekith wrought during Thor: The Dark World. While we're not expecting any of the actual Thor characters to pop up on the show, the storylines will tie together in time for the critical sweeps week.
Now, the rumors are percolating that they're planning another crossover episode in conjunction with the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, set for sometime in April, coinciding with both the release of the film and the wrap to S.H.I.E.L.D.'s first season. CBM first broke the story, and while it's not clear what the storyline will be, it's a no-brainer to tie the next Captain America film into the TV show, especially considering Cap & co. will be working so closely with the spy organization in the upcoming sequel. If the television series has dealt with the aftermath of The Avengers and will be dealing with the aftermath of Thor 2, then it stands to reason they'd deal with fallout of a more domestic nature, as well. The Winter Soldier is, by most reports, going to serve as a bridge between The Avengers and The Avengers: Age Of Ultron via S.H.I.E.L.D.. Still with me? Good, neither am I.
Will Captain America himself show up? Will Nick Fury? Who knows? Basically, buckle up, everyone, because things are going to continue to get real on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. from now until Avengers 2 drops.
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