At least on occasion, Marvel‘s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. series takes into account some of the big events that occur in the MCU.
The series is a part of Marvel’s interconnected universe, but seeing as it’s television and not necessarily “cinematic,” you can count it out of the MCU. While the show’s writers occasionally show the films some love, it doesn’t really go both ways, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actress Chloe Bennet has noticed.
During a recent Q&A session with Bleeding Cool, Bennet was asked why it was that the Avengers were not stepping in to help out with the show’s Hive threat. To which Bennet responded, “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!”
When asked if she could ever see herself crossing over into the MCU, Bennet was clear that she wasn’t holding her breath.
“The Marvel Cinematic Universe loves to pretend that everything is connected, but then they don’t acknowledge our show at all,” Bennet said. “So, I would love to do that, but they don’t seem to keen on that idea.”
Seeing as the show’s premised kicked off from the feature films and the series does include plot points from the MCU, Bennet’s concerns – which may very well be shared by fans of the series – are valid.
Not that it ultimately matters for the studio. Despite Agent Carter recently receiving the axe, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D season 4 is set for a September start, Captain America: Civil War is crossing $US1 billion worldwide, and the Marvel-Netflix team-up (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, etc.) continues going strong.