As we all know, Marvel is planning a massive storyline based on the epic "Civil War" crossover where our favorite superheroes will fight each other for what they believe is right. Robert Downey, Jr.'s inclusion in [Captain America 3](movie:994409) basically confirmed Marvel's plans for their future films. And while everything sounds very exciting and promising, we are forgetting that Marvel also has TV series that are interconnected to the movies so how are they going to react to the events happening on the big screen?
Marvel's "all connected" universe means that the events happening in a film has consequences for other films and also, for their TV shows. That clearly happened when Agents of SHIELD completely changed its focus after what happened in [Captain America: The Winter Soldier](movie:254973). Not only did the series get a boost of energy, it also improved by having one common enemy instead of a villain of the week thing. This obviously means that the events that will happen in Avengers: Age of Ultron will also affect the final episodes of this season of SHIELD, as well as future seasons. However, SHIELD is not the only series that will be in the air in 2015 as Agent Carter (although that one most likely won't be affected) and Daredevil are making their debuts next year.
The good thing about this connected universe is that, while we'll have to wait months between movies, the TV series are going to offer us a more immediate response to the fallout of each film. Based on the trailer, Avengers: Age of Ultron will be a complete game-changer in the Marvel universe and the possibilities for the TV series are endless. While the films offer action in an epic scale, the TV series will downscale the action and special effects but will give us more palpable and personal stories with more accessible people. Captain America: The Winter Soldier dismantled SHIELD but the consequences were really felt in [Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.](series:722469) as the group of agents struggle to survive and adjust to a new order. That does not mean that the series won't tell their own stories but they will have the chance to enhance them by the bigger events surrounding them.
How will Agents of SHIELD react to Civil War? Will they side with Iron Man or Captain America? How about Daredevil, Jessica Jones and the rest of the Netflix characters? Sure, they are going to have a more gritty and darker approach but they will have to respond to the events happening in the films. Having all these characters in one big storyline means that Marvel is ready for a super event of epic proportions and I can't wait to see how everything unfolds in both the big and small screen.