Since the first trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier was released fans have been speculating about a movie tie-in with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and today Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed via The Wrap that the events of the film will play a part in the series which airs Tuesday nights on ABC.
In addition to tying into the series, the events that take place in Captain America: The Winter Soldier will also lead into the next film The Avengers: Age of Ultron due to be released in May next year.
Of the tie-ins Iger says, “It continues Disney’s transmedia strategy, an approach that weaves a narrative across multiple media platforms, spanning movies, television shows, comics and social media outlets. The company has used this approach in previous Marvel Comics adaptations, orchestrating “Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Thor” and the first “Captain America” so they all bled into “The Avengers.”
Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be released in theaters on April 4, 2014.
Last year Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. tapped into the cinematic universe by referencing the events that took place in Thor: The Dark World in the episodes “The Well” and “Repairs”. The Thor filmThor: The Dark World will be released on DVD later this month.