Agents of SHIELD Star Chloe Bennett Takes A Shot At Marvel Studios

Although the Marvel Cinematic Universe likes to boast of it’s interconnectivity with every movie they release, the same love hasn’t really been given out to Marvels TV shows claims Chloe Bennet from Agents of Shield fame. Speaking at Wizard World Des Moines this weekend at a question and answer session, Bennet, who plays Daisy Johnson, recently spoke out about why characters like Black Widow and Steve Rodgers aren’t showing up as part of the shows escalating storylines:

“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!”

Very strong words, although the logistics of getting Hollywood stars onto a primetime TV Show and preparing storylines to interlink with both the movies and TV series is an almost impossible task. When asked if she would like to star in any of the Marvel movies she responded by saying …

“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.”

Shots fired. Although I’m inclined to agree with Bennet’s comments, I can also see the other side to this problem. Creating an interconnecting universe on the silver screen is a mammoth task in itself but to then apply that to TV shows can open a huge bag of worms. Budgets aren’t as high, the writing takes place as different times, actors schedules are hectic amongst a plethora of other things that makes the whole endeavor impossible to control. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been successful so far thanks largely to it’s ability to be flexible with its big named characters dropping in and out of each others movies. Although its unlikely to see any of them grace the small screen it seems like a similar tactic is happening with the Netflix TV series in which Daredevil, Jessica Jones and co will be joining forces in the Defenders which will begin production soon.

Source: i09

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  • James McCann III

    She is correct in what she has said. AOS has referenced Thor numerous times, the Accord agreement. Either everything is connected or it isn’t, hell they even had Sif on AOS! I have long thought that AOS was just a build up for the Inhumans movie!

  • I would like to see Chloe herself on something big. Quake is a pretty decently big character in the comics. Secret Warriors are a thing. Make a mention or at least a helpful cameo.

  • betaray100

    AoS is budget. Like a SyFy show. The MCU is so far beyond referencing any of the minor nonsense that happens there. When MCU does The Inhumans it will be the royal family, not that garbage crap that ABC threw at us.

  • Scott Keith

    “Creating an interconnecting universe on the silver screen is a mammoth
    task in itself but to then apply that to TV shows can open a huge bag of
    worms.”

    Well, if they can’t actually pull it off they shouldn’t have said they were going to.