Posted by:
Matt McGloin

Dear Chloe Bennet: Ask Ike Perlmutter Why Marvel Isn't Connected


Agents of SHIELD's Chloe Bennet recently attended the Wizard World Des Moines Comic Con, where, like a lot of fans, she wondered why there wasn't a connection between the Marvel movies and the Marvel TV shows.

Obviously, as the Marvel movies are uber popular, a nod to the television shows might be rather helpful.

Bennet has this to say (via io9) when asked if Hive was such a big threat, why wouldn't the Avengers get involved:

I don’t know. People who make movies for Marvel, why don’t you acknowledge what happens on our show? Why don’t you guys go ask them that? Cause they don’t seem to care!

It's also mentioned to Bennet that SHIELD doesn't cross over into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but would she want to:

I would love that. The Marvel Cinematic Universe loves to pretend that everything is connected, but then they don’t acknowledge our show at all. So, I would love to do that, but they don’t seem to keen on that idea.

We see Bennet seems to be laying blame with the movie side of things, but maybe she should go ask her boss, Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter, what's up.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently parted ways with both Ike Perlmutter and his cronies that run TV and the comics, which includes Brian Michael Bendis, the creator or Bennet's SHIELD character.  Head of Marvel TV,  Jeph Loeb, is also known to be chums with the group.

Here are a few things Perlmutter is said to have been responsible for (off the top of my head):

No female Marvel movies

No female Iron Man 3 villain

Cancellation of X-Men and Fantastic Four comics due to feud with Fox Studios

Cancellation of X-Men and Fantastic Four merchandise over feud with Fox Studios

Reason why Joss Whedon left Marvel following Avengers 2 (and now with Perlmutter out out of the picture, Whedon has renewed interest with Marvel)

Reason for Avengers 2 not doing as well as hoped (Perlmutter's creative committee also blamed)

Reason why no Iron Man 4 (and now with Perlmutter out of the picture, there is renewed talk of Iron Man 4)

With Perlmutter now gone, Joe Russo has said Marvel Studios is a much healthier and better place to work at

Perlmutter's TV and creative committee cancelled the Guardians of the Galaxy comic book knowing full well a movie was getting made and placed themselves on new comics and animated shows

Perlmutter forced an Inhumans movie

Problems with Robert Downey Jr. and paying the rest of the Avengers cast (RDJ backed up his fellow actors)

Suggested further reading for Chloe Bennet:

'Captain America' Filming Tensions "Caused the Civil War Within Marvel"

Marvel's Civil War: Why Kevin Feige Demanded Emancipation From CEO Ike Perlmutter

Marvel Shake-Up: Film Chief Kevin Feige Breaks Free of CEO Ike Perlmutter

How Marvel Became the Envy (and Scourge) of Hollywood

Perlmutter/Feige Inhumans and Captain Marvel movie details

Kevin Feige Almost Quit Civil War Over Feud With Perlmutter

When it comes down to it, the reason for the divide seems pretty obvious as one side seems to have rather suspect business practices and a lack of respect for people involved. Who would want to team up with that?