Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Chloe Bennet is pissed off with Marvel.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. debuted last year to a massive audience that was praised by critics and fans alike. Three years later, the show’s ratings have plummeted. In fact, the most recent episode had only 2.93 million viewers, which was the lowest-rated episode ever for the Marvel TV series. Which begs the question: Where are the Avengers?
Chloe Bennet asked the same question. During an interview at Wizard World Des Moines this weekend, Bennet was asked why Tony Stark or any of the characters from the Marvel series dropped by to make a guest appearance on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. “I don’t know,” Bennet replied, “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? Because they don’t seem to care!”
Bennett added, “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 [appear in a Marvel movie], but they don’t seem too keen on that idea.”
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was renewed for a fourth season, but its time slot was moved to 10 p.m. ABC president Channing Dungey argued that the scheduling change will allow for the show to take more risks. However, considering all of the shows that aired on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. in the past, this is clearly the end for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
But, you can’t really blame Marvel. It’s reasonable to believe that Marvel doesn’t want to tarnish their billion dollar feature film franchise by appearing in an unwatched TV series.