Marvel: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Star Weighs in on the Possibility of an MCU Return

As Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. reaches its conclusion, fans still aren’t sure whether the show’s finale will lead back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The show has introduced a number of characters — including the Inhumans and Ghost Rider — who have yet to appear in the big-screen side of the MCU. But now one star from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has addressed the potential she could reprise her role in the movies.

Clark Gregg and Chloe Bennet at Comic-Con International
Clark Gregg and Chloe Bennet at Comic-Con International | Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ is sort of connected to the movies

When Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. began in 2013, it was under the promise that “it’s all connected.” Of course, as Marvel fans know, that has turned out to be one-sided. A few stars such as Samuel L. Jackson Cobie Smulders, and Jaimie Alexander have reprised their MCU movie roles on the show. Yet, the MCU movies still haven’t acknowledged Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

At the time, Marvel Studios operated as a separate entity from the TV side of things. But that has all changed now. Avengers: Endgame brought Agent Carter actor James D’Arcy in for a cameo appearance. So that series is finally canon with the movies. And upcoming Disney+ shows will spin off movie characters into their own adventures.

Since Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was the first TV show set in the MCU, perhaps the show’s characters could cross over to the movies.

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Could Daisy Johnson share the screen with Captain Marvel?

At first glance, the most obvious Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. character who could appear in future movies is Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg). The character’s transition from the movies tethered the show to the greater MCU. But that re-introduction would be complicated, given Coulson’s death in The Avengers.

The better candidate is Daisy Johnson aka Quake (Chloe Bennet). In many ways, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has played like an extended origin story for her. And with Captain Marvel star Brie Larson spearheading an all-female MCU movie, Bennet could be a great addition. Here’s what she had to say to Playboy about potentially joining the MCU movies.

If they would have me, I would love to be part of that. She’s an Avenger in certain comic books. So I would absolutely love that. With the Marvel universe, you can never say never. Look at Clark Gregg. He has died probably 800 million times as Coulson and comes back to life. I’ll always have room in my heart for playing Daisy. I’d be very excited if that opportunity came to me.

As Bennet points out, there is comic book precedence for Quake to work alongside Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. And since the Avengers are a little thin on recruits right now, it’s a prime time to expand into some of the established TV characters. If fans are hoping Charlie Cox’s Daredevil returns, then Bennet’s Quake could conceivably do the same.

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Star Chloe Bennet shared her reaction to the series’ final episode

For now, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fans will have to wait to see how Daisy’s story ends. As Bennet told Playboy, the finale should bring the ensemble cast to a satisfying conclusion.

I would say I’m pretty happy with it. Obviously it’s an ensemble show. So I’m invested in the other characters as much as I am with Daisy. It’s really hard to wrap up everyone’s characters, but they did a really sweet and wonderful job at giving the actors and the fans some closure for each character. And they do it in a cool way. I think for anyone who has been watching the show since season one, it’s a very rewarding ending.

Will the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finale feed into the movies? It’s certainly possible. After Avengers: Endgame, it does feel like all bets are off. Marvel fans will find out soon enough. The seventh and final season has already begun airing on ABC.