In a recent interview with Marvel Producer Nate Moore, /film decided to ask a big question that has been coming up a lot lately for fans: Whether or not we will ever see direct cross-overs from the Marvel TV shows on to the big screen. With event movies like ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘ on the horizon, which seem to be global conflicts requiring every hero they can find, it would certainly make sense for heroes like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, or even the Agents of SHIELD and their Inhuman team to arrive and lend a hand. Fortunately, it seems that Moore at least is open to the idea:
“I think it’s possible for sure. It’s interesting that the TV timeline and the film timeline moves so differently because they tell stories so quickly because they have 10 to 22 episodes. So sometimes it’s just hard for those things to line up perfectly. But we love that idea of ultimately, say a Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Punisher, Agents of SHIELD, maybe there’s a way to get ‘em back in there as long as it makes sense for our storytelling and doesn’t prohibit them from telling a story. We say ‘oh, this happened to Daredevil somewhere in the future’ and they go ‘Well, that’s not what the TV show wants us to do.’ We don’t want that to start to feel like there’s friction so we haven’t figured out how to do it but we’d love to do it.”
Of course, over the years since ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘ started there have long been rumors of friction between the TV and film divisions of Marvel, which explains why the stories rarely if ever actually cross-over, with neither wanting to be bogged down by the timeline or plot of either. Which makes some sense, as the timing would have to be just right, and if characters from a TV series appeared in a movie it would have to fit chronologically into a season of the show, and fans would be disappointed if that adventure on the big screen did not have some consequences when they returned to their show. My opinion, since most of the Marvel movies come out in summer-time when TV shows are on hiatus, I don’t see anything wrong with some of the TV characters showing up in a movie, because all they have to do is mention their summer adventure, and fans would feel satisfied. But that’s just me.
What are your thoughts on Marvel TV personalities making their way onto the big screen? Do you like to keep them separated, even though they still technically exist in the same universe? Share your opinions in the comments below!