[SPOILERS for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season two ahead.]
The second season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. brought about major changes for the series, moving the remaining agents past the destruction of S.H.I.E.L.D. to the new status quo set up in the final Phase II Marvel Studios films. The series saw the introduction of a secret Inhuman civilization on Earth as well as confirmation of a Kree presence on Earth. Most importantly, the series stopped feeling like a tie-in and began to play a crucial role in setting up Phase III of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The biggest changes in the series centered around Agent Skye (Chloe Bennet), who has now been revealed to be the comic character Daisy Johnson (a.k.a. Quake). Daisy has been given powers to control seismic vibrations by the Terrigen Mists, classifying her as an Inhuman in Marvel lore. With the character transforming as we move into the third season of Agents, it’s fitting that the person who brings her life has made some changes to her appearance, too.
Chloe Bennet posted the below image on her Instagram, revealing the promised new haircut to bring herself more in line with her comic book counterpart. While the hairstyle isn’t quite one-to-one with the comic, the cut is sure to appease fans while allowing Bennet to craft her own take on the character.
Speaking with People, Bennet revealed that she struggled with the idea of cutting her hair. After much consideration, she decided to compromise.
“The comic book version of Daisy Johnson has very short, Miley Cyrus-esque hair. We wanted to stay true to the comic book character fans love; I wanted to please them but also make sure there was still some movement and length and sexiness in the hair.”
We expect that Daisy will play an important role in the upcoming season of Agents, especially considering her relevance to Phase III of the MCU (as well as her role in the Marvel comics). Daisy has been a S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent in the comics, with clearance levels that match both Black Widow and Nick Fury himself. Additionally, she has served both as an Avenger and Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. The character has potential to go far in the S.H.I.E.L.D. live-action TV series, but the most interesting possibility is her potential involvement with the Secret Warriors project.
The Secret Warriors are a team comprised of the children of metahumans (typically villains) in the Marvel Universe. Nick Fury tasks Daisy with putting this team together as the threat of Skrulls (alien shape-shifters) infiltrating S.H.I.E.L.D. becomes more apparent. However, the team’s true purpose is eventually revealed: they were gathered to fight the criminal organization HYDRA.
HYDRA has played a central role in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series since the episode “Turn, Turn, Turn”. As such, there’s a reasonable chance that Director Coulson (Clark Gregg) will task Daisy and her Secret Warriors with going against HYDRA at some point, especially now that Grant Ward (Brett Dalton) has become re-connected with the evil-doing organization (following the S.H.I.E.L.D. season two finale).
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season three begins airing on ABC on September 29th, 2015. Agent Carter season two will air during the mid-season break in early 2016.