When Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiered in 2013, it was promoted as a bridge between the Marvel Cinematic Universe's big screen adventures and the new TV stories that would go on to unfold on ABC and other outlets. However, it hasn't quite worked out that way. Nick Fury, Maria Hill, and even Lady Sif made multiple guest appearances in the early days of the show, but the show's direct link to the movies has seemingly been severed.
But as Marvel TV's Jeph Loeb loves to say, "it's all connected." Marvel's TV and films may eventually crossover again, and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cast is ready for that day. At the recent 100th episode bash in Los Angeles, the performers shared their dream Marvel team-ups with SYFY WIRE.
Chloe Bennet's playful choice seemed to have less to do with Daisy Johnson's desires and more about her own. "I think we should do a Marvel movie called ‘Chloe and the Chrises,' and it would just be me and all of the Chrises that are in the Marvel Universe. Evans, Pratt, Hemsworth, and there could just be a love triangle type thing. I think that could catch on."
Ming-Na Wen isn't greedy. She'll settle for a single Chris in her Agent May team up. "I really still love Thor, very much. I don't know, they would get caught in a shower storm and he'd be wearing a white T-shirt, and something like that. Maybe. (laughs)"
According to Elizabeth Henstridge, Simmons shares her girl crush on Black Widow. "I just think that there would be some really funny scenes where Simmons is just enamored by her and is trying to make stuff for her or just braid her hair or something."
As for Iain De Caestecker, he refused to pick anyone beyond Fitz's long-term partner. "Dream team up? Still Jemma Simmons every time."
Henry Simmons went cosmic with his choice for Mack. "I would have to say Silver Surfer. I'll stay here on Earth, but he can handle everything else. If there's an alien threat, he can handle it. If there's anything on Earth, I can handle it."
Natalia Cordova-Buckley has a more socially conscious reason for her selections: "Hulk or Black Panther." She said that her idea would team the heroes with Yo-Yo as they "liberate Mexico" before starting a conversation "about the third world countries that we hardly ever see in movies that need our spotlight and eyes on them. The culture needs to be out there."
Clark Gregg had perhaps the most surprising choice for a Phil Coulson team up: Adam Warlock! "I grew up a big fan of Adam Warlock, so that always excites me," explained Gregg. "I must say, I'm very excited to see the cast come together for Captain Marvel, with Brie Larson and some of those other actors. It looks like an amazing cast." When asked if Coulson could potentially appear in Captain Marvel, Gregg replied. "I think it takes place in the ‘90s, [and] that's a while ago. I think they would get a young actor for that."
However, Gregg's team up ambitions aren't limited to the heroes who go to the stars. He's also quite enamored with the Netflix Marvel shows. "I wouldn't mind meeting some of the Netflix characters," noted Gregg. "That would be cool. I was a big Iron Fist fan, but I love Daredevil, I love Luke Cage, I love Jessica Jones. I love all of those shows. Anyone of those, the melding of the TV universe would be cool."
Loeb added that he has "promised Clark Gregg that before we're done, he'd get to meet Iron Fist. We have to figure out how to do that." Loeb's personal choice for an AoS team up was the Incredible Hulk. "I'm a Hulk fan, and I think what Mark Ruffalo has done is nothing short of amazing," related Loeb.
Finally, former Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Brett Dalton shared his desire to pair Grant Ward with the Asgardian goddess of Death. "Cate Blanchett's Hela," said Dalton. "We would wreak havoc on the world and it would be awesome. I think they would both share a similar vision of taking things over and just laying waste. That would be really fun seeing them [together]. They're very ambitious with their goals."
We'd watch that movie, if it ever happens!