In the Season 3 finale of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, the show jumped forward six months and revealed a dramatically altered status quo. Perhaps most memorably, Daisy Johnson was revealed to be on the run from her former team and has added a new ability to her arsenal of superpowers. At Comic-Con International in San Diego, star Chloe Bennet weighed in Daisy’s direction in Season 4, the character’s new abilities and more.
“I’m not being monitored by S.H.I.E.L.D., and every step of the way through my transformation as an Inhuman… has been monitored by FitzSimmons and kind of containing and helping me grow my powers,” Bennet shared. “And so, I think you’ll see the repercussions of her kind of using these powers and abusing them in a way, abusing her body, and so physically she’s in not great shape when we first see her in the first episode. She’s not going to be doing well.”
“She’s in a darker place. She’s mourning,” she continued. “She cares about the team so much that she feels like she is protecting them by kind of pushing them away, because I think she feel like everything bad happens around her and she can’t help but cause problems. Her way of taking care of the people she cares about is kind of pushing them away, which… is not the best thing. I don’t think it’s going to last long term, but… she’s really sad.”
Executive producer Jed Whedon expanded on that idea, saying, “We put a lot of things down at the end of last year. We closed off some storylines, and obviously some people died, tragically or heroically, so we need new stuff. We’ve seen that Daisy has moved into sort of a vigilante mode of operation, and so I think she’s going to stumble upon new things in her adventures.”
“It might be safe to say that Daisy and possibly Ghost Rider’s paths… you know,” Maurissa Tancharoen teased.
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