Posted on Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
Even though the television series Agents of SHIELD takes place in the Marvel cinematic universe, there has still be a significant disconnect between the Marvel Studios show on ABC and their feature films. The biggest piece of evidence pointing to a lack of cooperation between the two Marvel entities is the fact that Agents of SHIELD probably won’t cross over with the Inhumans movie (which has been pulled from Marvel’s schedule, but will still get made eventually), even though they share an entire species of superpowered characters from Marvel Comics. And it sounds like one of Marvel’s TV stars is a bit annoyed by that.
Find out more about the Agents of SHIELD Marvel movies crossover frustration after the jump.
Agents of SHIELD star Chloe Bennet, who plays Daisy Johnson (formerly Skye), recently appeared at Wizard World Des Moines (via io9), and she was asked by a fan why some of the Avengers, like Black Widow and Captain America, aren’t stopping by the show. After all, the conflict with Hive has escalated quite a bit, and an army of brainwashed Inhumans sounds like a deadly threat to humanity. It seems like the kind of job the Avengers would be dispatched for, even with the Sokovia Accords in place.
Bennet’s answer to this question was rather candid and a bit confrontational too:
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’s playful enough, but then Bennet really vented her frustration with the divide between Agents of SHIELD and the Marvel movies when she was asked if she would like to appear in any of the Marvel movies:
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.
Damn, Chloe Bennet is really putting Marvel on blast here. But as one of the leads of a show that is meant to be part of the larger Marvel cinematic universe, you can understand her frustration with a lack of acknowledgement from what you might consider the varsity team.
Some of the issues with regards to connective tissues comes from logistics. Avengers: Infinity War writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely recently pointed out why it’s hard to include the Defenders in their script for the two-part Marvel sequel, and it has to do with the speed at which television is produced. Sure, any of the Agents of SHIELD characters can be written into a movie, or vice versa, but a movie is planned so far out that so much narrative time will have passed on television to make the movie and the TV crossover match up.
In short, it would require a serious amount of planning to make Marvel’s TV shows and movies meet so that the timeline isn’t confusing. And keeping track of just the superheroes on the big screen is hard enough without figuring out how to bring the TV characters into the mix. However, if anyone can do it, Marvel would be the ones to figure it out. Producer Nate Moore certainly thinks it’s possible, so maybe Bennet just needs to be patient for the time being. We’ll see.Cool Posts From Around the Web: