Since Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was canceled in 2020 after a seven-season run, fans of the ABC melodrama have pined for a number of the show’s stars to reprise their roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Leading the pack of those that fans wish to see return is Chloe Bennet, who played the role of Inhuman Daisy Johnson/Quake. Now it seems like they might get their wish.
Rumors have swirled recently that Bennet, who recently voiced Yi on the Hulu streaming animated series Abominable and the Invisible City, was tapped to join the MCU in an unnamed future project. While responding to online criticism of her performance in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Bennet seemed to confirm those rumors and indicate that she’d be reprising the role of Quake in the MCU.
Bennet’s response stemmed from a response to a question that evolved into a nearly day-long conversation about her role on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The conversation began when Charles Murphy was asked the following question “So I get that you’re trolling. But if they were to reintroduce Quake as a mutant like what they did with Kamala, do you (with your expertise) think would she still be played by Chloe Bennett or a new actress?” Murphy responded by saying, “I’ve said this before and will say until I see something to change my mind: I can’t imagine Bennet sharing the screen with talent like Florence Pugh, Hailee Steinfeld or Samuel L. Jackson (could keep going). Just not the same caliber of actress.” The responses to those tweets and other parts of the online dialogue ultimately reached Bennet who responded to Murphy in a Quote Tweet.
hey man, you seem like a…mean loser?also, i have a strong feeling your tweets aren’t going to age wellChloe Bennet
It’s a fascinating way for Bennet to seemingly reveal her return to the role. Marvel Studios is renowned for keeping a lid on castings; for talent to reveal their role as part of an online dispute is unprecedented. In the Fall of 2022, an Instagram post by Bennet had fans fired up about a potential appearance in Marvel Studios Secret Invasion, a possibility the actress put to rest by saying “I am in no way attached or involved, even at all or a little bit, in the Secret Invasion Marvel thing. I honestly don’t even know really what that is.” If that statement is to be taken at face value, something that can’t always be done with talent working on Marvel Studios’ projects, then Bennet’s return to the MCU might be a bit further out yet.