Marvel's Agents of SHIELD star exits Powerpuff Girls live-action reboot

Photo credit: James Acomb - The CW
Photo credit: James Acomb - The CW

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD star Chloe Bennet has left the Powerpuff Girls live-action reboot.

The actress was set to star as Blossom, opposite Dove Cameron as Bubbles and Yana Perrault as Buttercup.

However, Variety has confirmed that Bennet has exited the project due to scheduling issues.

Photo credit: James Acomb - The CW
Photo credit: James Acomb - The CW

In May, The CW's CEO Mark Pedowitz confirmed that the pilot was being reworked after what he described as "a miss".

"Sometimes things miss, and this was just a miss," he said. "We believe in the cast completely, we believe in Diablo [Cody] and Heather [Regnier], the writers, and we believe in the auspices of [executive producer] Greg Berlanti and Warner [Bros] Studios.

"In this case, the pilot didn't work. But because we see enough elements in there, we're going to give it another shot. We didn't want to go forward with what we had."

Powerpuff also features Scrubs actor Donald Faison in the role of Professor Utonium.

Photo credit: Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic - Getty Images
Photo credit: Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic - Getty Images

In June, Cameron opened up about what went wrong, discussing the difficulties of translating the cartoon to live action.

"It's a really big piece of IP, and it's tonally very specific," she said. "Like getting it right, making everybody happy, and also making sure that it translates. It's so specific.

"To modernise it and to make it fit, like, a bunch of different things that don't normally go together, it's just kind of like a puzzle piece. So we're removing some elements and we're replacing others."

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