MINOR SPOILERS FOR 'CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR' AND 'AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.'
Captain America: Civil War was an amazing movie and should do beyond well at the box office; and how happy are you that they finally got Spider-Man, right? Civil War perfectly demonstrated that you can have a bunch of superheroes in a film and still have it be a more personal affair.
If you're keeping up with the latest from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., then you know Hive is trying to turn everyone into Inhumans. As of now, there are tons of new Inhumans due to contaminated fish oil. Also, Daisy is completely on Team Ward and she almost killed Mack in last week's episode. This is leading up to some heavy-action following the release of Civil War.
So, Remember What Vision Said?
In Civil War, Vision says that the number of enhanced individuals has grown exponentially! He also talks about how the Avengers' strength draws their enemy to fight to them (paraphrasing). At this point in the movie, their was no Spider-Man or Black Panther and the only enhanced people were Scarlet Witch and Vision. So, do you think he was talking about Marvel's television side?
I've written many articles about how S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Inhumans problem should be addressed on the big screen and I think it was. Also, in Marvel/Netflix's Jessica Jones, Kilgrave went on a rampage in New York, one of the biggest cities in the world. This had to draw the world's attention to enhanced people's problems and it's not going away anytime soon.
The television side of things is introducing new heroes and villains every season. So it makes sense to give some sort of acknowledgement in Captain America: Civil War, right?
Is This Leading To The Defenders Vs. Thanos?
I believe that Agent Coulson will never show up again in the movies for fear of undoing a pivotal scene in The Avengers. That's right, the filmmakers will more than likely stop us from seeing any characters from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the big leagues (although I'm still rooting for Quake, as long as she doesn't kill anyone in her state of Ward-ness).
But we could see Marvel's The Defenders briefly on the big screen. This goes past different divisions of the Marvel TV and movie universe and becomes more about forming a cohesive universe that makes sense. When Daredevil and co. hit the streets of New York to battle whatever they have planned, you can expect that to be extremely newsworthy. Plus, these characters are too awesome to not mention in the larger MCU.
I'm not sure if Vision was talking about Inhumans or something else entirely, but I'm going to believe that he was. When Avengers: Infinity War Part II hits theaters, the MCU will be massive and all we're asking is that the movie side acknowledge the existence of their television heroes.
I'm going to keep hoping to see Daredevil and Spider-Man swinging together in New York, and the Punisher doing what he does best against some big names. Why not?