If you’re like me you’ve been hoping that the ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘ films would include not just the cinematic characters but those on ABC and Netflix as well. Unfortunately this hope and assumption might prove to be wrong. Yes with the original Infinity Gauntlet story line having half of the Marvel Universe cease to exist you might expect some appearances from the ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘, ‘Daredevil’, ‘Jessica Jones‘, ‘Luke Cage‘, ‘Iron Fist’, and The Punisher to help bump up the number of heroes joining forces to take down Thanos.
Sadly it isn’t quite as straightforward in Marvel as it was even a year ago to be able to pull this off.
In a recent interview, Anthony Russo who is one of the directors of the film broke the bad news by explaining that:
“It’s complicated. … The films are controlled by a group led by Kevin Feige, so they function as a unit. Other products, even if they are from Marvel, are controlled by others. Then there is the possibility of a crossover, but it’s more complicated.’
That isn’t to say that it won’t happen. A little over a year ago who would have thought that we would see the wallcrawler in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and nowadays we’re all excited for Spider-Man to be showing up. This could be misdirection on Russo’s part, it could be Marvel’s internal companies having issues with one another, it could just be something that is in the works. If this is true, though, it is also a shame as I would have loved to have seen a Doctor Strange cameo in one of the Netflix series.
For now though we might have to settle for The Avengers with a chance of the Guardians of the Galaxy teaming up against Thanos and not The Defenders as well.
What are your thoughts on Marvel’s internal studios having issues in crossovers in the future? Is this a bad sign for things to come or are they just trying to keep the inclusion of even more heroes in their back pocket until the film is a little closer to release? Share your thoughts below True Believers!
Source: Cinema Blend