Chloe Bennet Says Marvel Doesn’t Care Enough About Agents of SHIELD

By May 17, 2016

I’ll be honest – I never made it past the pilot episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and while I’ve heard that the series has gotten progressively better throughout the seasons, I’ve never been all that motivated to go and catch up on it. Especially with Marvel’s new Defenders series on Netflix, which provide about the same connected thrill that Agents does, but on a much better, higher-quality level.

The series isn’t really all that connected to the films either, if we’re being honest. While the series does sometimes bring in characters from the MCU films and does connect to the movies as well sometimes, when need be (after Winter Soldier for instance), the show could honesty exist in its own universe and be about the same. It just wouldn’t have that snazy “Marvel’s” brand name before it.

Turns out, the stars of the show aren’t all that happy about the way Marvel has turned its back on the series either, or at least, one of them isn’t as Chloe Bennet recently commented on the MCU’s interconnectivity with some pretty harsh bite at the Wizard World Des Moines event. Check out what she had to say when asked why Black Widow and Captain America aren’t coming to help take down Hive and his army of brainwashed Inhumans:

“I don’t know. People who make movies for Marvel, why don’t you acknowledge what happens on our show? Why don’t you guys go ask them that? Cause they don’t seem to care!”

That wasn’t all though, as Bennet continued and laid it out fairly bluntly as well, when asked if she’d ever like to see her character, Daisy Johnson, included in any of the films:

“The Marvel Cinematic Universe loves to pretend that everything is connected, but then they don’t acknowledge our show at all. So, I would love to do that, but they don’t seem to keen on that idea.”

I mean… she’s not wrong. While the show started out being very connected to the films, the bigger moves the series has made, whether it be the introduction of the Inhumans or something else, the more distant to the movies it’s seemed to become. The show still addresses several of the conflicts and repercussions of the big events in the films, but at the same time, I don’t think I’ve ever seen the films themselves address the show or its characters. Talk about giving without getting any in return.

With the recent indefinite push of the Inhumans movie as well, I can only imagine that the separation between the films and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is going to grow. Who knows though? Never say never when it comes to Marvel.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs every Tuesday night on ABC.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable
  • David Johnson

    Think there was still a little connection while Whedon was in charge of both!

  • Kevin McIntyre

    I think they mentioned the ‘Inhuman event’, or something like that, in Civil War.

    I agree though, i watched Season 1 and it wasn’t great. I’ve heard it’s improved but i’m not inclined to get back into it

    • Todd Gillette

      While Season 1 improved after Winter Soldier, it continued to get better throughout Season 2 and has been hitting on all cylinders since season 3. Sure, it isn’t Netflix series quality, but it’s plenty clever and entertaining, with some pretty interesting characters.

  • davidshaw

    The movies haven’t addressed the show because the show hasn’t been remotely relevant to the movies yet. SHIELD is dealing with it’s own problems, same as the Avengers. Where the hell would you put Inhumans in Age of Ultron, or Civil War? They’re not relevant. If you’re complaining about this, you clearly know nothing about writing or story structure (ironic since you’re a “writer”), because it’s never good to force in a reference to something that’s irrelevant to the story in the interest of interconnectivity. Example: Batman v Superman. Remember? Idiot.