Marvel prides itself on its interconnected cinematic universe, plugging heroes from different franchises into each other's films and using established characters to launch new series. The studio used the tactic most recently in its latest blockbuster "Captain America: Civil War," which pits members of the Avengers crew against each other. Now, it seems there may be a new conflict brewing, this time between Marvel's movie and TV properties.
Actress Chloe Bennet, who stars on ABC show "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," fired the first shots during an appearance at Wizard World Des Moines this past weekend, when she said that the studio has routinely ignored its television series. According to Bleeding Cool, when asked why Avengers haven't shown up to help the folks at "S.H.I.E.L.D." handle some major threats, the actress said she didn't know -- and that she thought it was pretty ridiculous.
"I am kind of, like, ready for Steve Rogers to make an appearance on our show. I'd be okay with that," Bennet told the crowd. "And like, where's Romanoff? Where's the Avengers? ... 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!"
Bennet also added that she's interested in taking her small screen role of Daisy Johnson to the big screen in a Marvel flick, but because of the studio's apparent disinterest, she doesn't see that happening.
"The Marvel Cinematic Universe loves to pretend that everything is connected, but then they don't acknowledge our show at all," she told the Wizard World crowd. "So, I would love to do that, but they don't seem too keen on that idea."
No word yet on what Marvel has to say about Bennet's claims, though considering the show's low ratings, and ABC's continued shuffling of its timeslot (it's moving yet again in season four), it sure seems like the series -- which was billed as a big synergistic partnership between ABC and Marvel, coordinated by parent company Disney -- could use some support/attention from the more famous Marvel heroes. Fans will have to wait and see if anything changes next season. (Or if Bennet is suddenly mysteriously killed off for speaking out of turn.)
[via: Bleeding Cool]
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