‘Agent of SHIELD’ Star Shoots Simu Liu, Reminds Fans She Was the First
Chloe Bennet is best known for playing Skye/Daisy Johnson/Quake on ABC Agents of SHIELD. Marvel fans have begged superhero Inhuman to return to the MCU even as Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige cautiously ponders whether Marvel’s beloved TV series is canon for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Meanwhile, Chloe Bennet isn’t about to let Simu Liu (Shang-Chi of Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings) steals its glory as the first true Asian superhero.
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Simu Liu made headlines when he starred as Shang Chi in Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings (2021). He campaigned for the role on Twitterand after many delays caused by COVID-19, Simu Liu had to do most of the marketing for the Marvel movie on his social media.
Marvel fans were thrilled that after a decade, an Asian American superhero was at the center of a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. But every fan of Agents of SHIELD knows that while he was the first Asian superhero to take center stage on the big screen, he wasn’t Marvel’s first live-action Asian superhero.
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That honor goes to actress Chloe Bennett, whose father is Han Chinese and whose mother is Caucasian American, was the lead superhero of Phil Coulson’s (Clark Gregg) team on Agents of SHIELD. And she won’t let anyone – even Simu Liu – take that coat from her.
In a recent Twitter post, Chloe Bennet shared a photo of herself with Simu Liu, saying:
“Oh look, this is Wonderland’s first Asian superhero..and @SimuLiu is also in the picture”
— Chloe Bennet (@chloebennet) June 16, 2022
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The thread quickly took off with praise for Chloe Bennet, Daisy Johnson, Simu Liu and Shang-Chi. Fans are now begging for Quake’s return to Shang Chi 2. It has been rumored that she might make an appearance in Secret Invasionwhich will follow former SHIELD director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) as he tries to stop a Skrull invasion.
Other members of the Agent of SHIELD actors like Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen (Melinda May), Ian De Caestecker (Leo Fitz), Elizabeth Henstridge (Jemma Simmons) and Henry Simmons (Mack) could return in new MCU projects, as will Charlie Cox in the role by Matt Murdock/ Daredevil.
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Destiny of Daniel Cretton Shang Chi 2 is in the works, but no plot details have been released. The premiere is set to take place in 2024 or 2025. Awkwafina, who plays her best friend Katy, Meng’er Zhang as Shang-Chi’s younger sister Xu Xialing, and Michelle Yeoh as Ying Nan could return. But Tony Leung as Shang-Chi’s father, Xu Wenwu, and Fala Chen as Shang-Chi’s mother, Ying Li, won’t.
Shang Chi also had a few surprise appearances, one from Benedict Wong as Wong the Sorcerer Supreme and the other from Ben Kingsley, who reprises his Iron Man 3 role as Trevor Slateryand either could return for the sequel.
Let us know in the comments if you want Chloe Bennet’s Daisy Johnson/Quake to team up with Simu Liu’s Shang-Chi.
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