Chloe Bennet has had quite the few identities on ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., starting out as Skye, learning her true identity of Daisy Johnson, and beginning to understand her powers as Quake. Now that she’s fully ready to take on the mantle of her super-powered agent, Bennet also gets to suit up for season three with a legit tactical costume.
Designed by Ann Foley along with some insight from Bennet herself, the new duds are your industry standard stealthy black number with a tactical belt; not exactly revolutionary. The interesting part here is the S.H.I.E.L.D.-manufactured gauntlets, which help to channel and control Johnson’s Inhuman abilities. Since Foley wanted to pay homage to the suit in the comics as well as imbuing the costume with a sense of strength and empowerment, the stealthy number also features the Quake symbol on her gauntlets and across the back.
Here’s Bennet’s take on finally getting to suit up as Quake:
“It was really, really fun to put it on. 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,” said Bennet. “It was cool to be a part of the process in helping to design the outfit.”
Since most of the focus will probably be on Quake’s gauntlets, Bennet shares a bit more about them as well as the practical limitations of her suit versus how badass as it looks on screen:
“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.”
Foley also commented on the look of the Agents’ costumes in general, moving into the more sleek, high-tech, militarized realm in season three:
“I think you’re definitely going to see a change in their costumes in Season 3. At the end of season one with the fall of SHIELD, you see a shift in the costumes — we went a little darker. Then by the time we pick up with the team in Season 2, everyone had definitely grown up and you saw a shift in the way that they were dressing. Everyone just had to grow up. With the events at the end of Season 2 now, you’re going to see another shift, and the costumes will reflect a shift for everybody.”
Take a look at Bennet in uniform as Quake below (Via LA Times):
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. kicks off its third season on Tuesday, September 29th on ABC.