The TV series is about to get some big surprises.
ABC has plotted not one, but two crossover episodes between its successful series Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD and the newly-released movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier. As previously teased by executive producer Jeph Loeb during last month’s PaleyFest, the first crossover episode, titled Turn, Turn, Turn, will air on Tuesday at 8pm in the United States.
The second crossover episode, titled Providence, will air next Tuesday at 9pm following an encore presentation of this week’s episode.
In Turn, Turn, Turn, Coulson and his team find themselves without anyone they can trust, only to discover that they are trapped with a traitor in their midst.
Meanwhile, in Providence, Col Glenn Talbot, who is on the trail of Coulson and his team, seeks refuge in the last place anyone would look. They begin to uncover SHIELD’s most dangerous secrets – secrets that could destroy them all. Bill Paxton guest stars as Agent Garrett, Patton Oswalt as Koenig and Adrian Pasdar (Heroes) as Talbot.
Previously in another Marvel act of synergy, ABC aired a crossover episode with Thor: The Dark World and SHIELD last November, which portrayed the aftermath of the movie’s events.
And the show was visited by Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander) from the Thor franchise on the March 11 episode.
When asked by a PaleyFest audience member if any of the SHIELD characters will be in The Winter Soldier, Loeb avoided answering the question and directed them once again to watch the movie.
Samuel L. Jackson, who appeared on two episodes of SHIELD, reprised his role of SHIELD head Nick Fury for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. If the movie’s performance is any indication, ABC can expect a ratings boost for the SHIELD crossover episodes. The Winter Soldier was the biggest April opening in the US ever, earning US$92mil domestically, and US$300mil worldwide since opening 10 days ago. — Reuters