We are getting nearer to Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 3 and with it comes the first official promotion of the season. LA Times has an exclusive to show us: Chloe Bennet’s new quake-inspired suit. As we all know by now Chloe Bennet’s Skye was revealed to be Daisy Johnson in the midseason finale of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s season 2. First came the haircut over the summer, and now comes the outfit.
The outfit looks darker than previous outfits in the show because the show is supposedly darker now. “It was really, really fun to put it on,” said Bennet. “With the inner geek in me — and growing up with six brothers — I was never really interested in being the princess. I was more into being someone who kicked … and was a superhero. So, that was a dream come true. It was cool to be a part of the process in helping to design the outfit.”
“It’s about strength. She feels very empowered in it…. That’s what was important to me, that she felt empowered to me,” said Foley. “I wanted to stay true to some of the designs I saw in the comics. In the style lines, I wanted to pay a little bit of a tribute to her tactical ability from last season, but we also incorporated the Quake symbol into her gauntlets and on the back of her suit.”
The costume as we can see includes a pair of gauntlets, which will serve many purposes when it comes to Skye controlling her powers.
“It’s only something that Daisy would have and is specific to her earthquake powers,” says Bennet. “It’s a practical part of [the costume], cause when you put this on in real life, it’s not that practical! I always wondered why superheroes wear such tight outfits, cause they’re really tight and really limiting. It works onscreen, though.”
I’ve always wondered the same thing: can’t they make the outfits a little more practical? Not everything needs to be tight fitting. I’m sure fanboys will be excited to see Chloe Bennet in action as Quake. I just wish the transition had come onscreen instead of off-screen, and that it didn’t mean deleting Skye completely.
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