A big question weighing on many fans of the MCU (especially those who partake in the television and Netflix sides as well as the cinematic side) is when the hell are all these characters going to start crossing over? We were promised an interconnected universe much like what Marvel Comics does, and yet aside from references to events that took place in films, there has been little cross-over since the first season of ‘Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD,’ where we saw Lady Sif, Maria Hill and Nick Fury all appear on the show. We have all heard the rumors that the heads of the various departments may not like each other, but at a certain point you would think they would set aside their pride and realize how lucrative cross-over opportunities can be, and how much fan excitement (and $$$) they could make by playing into this particular idea, especially since it is something their chief superhero movie competitor, Warner Bros/DC, cannot do (the movie and TV parts of the DCEU are not connected and do not take place in the same universe).
The first bridge between the various parts of the MCU has to be Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D., as since the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D. in ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘ there has been no government force policing all these heroes. But since the TV series ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ has S.H.I.E.L.D. being re-legitimized by the US Government and the United Nations to help enforce the Sokovia Accords, it is only a matter of time before they are active in an MCU movie, and fans are all hoping that means Nick Fury might be recruited to return to the organization he once ran and return it to its former glory.
According to Nick Fury himself, Samuel L Jackson when asked about Nick Fury and SHIELD’s return to the MCU:
“Yeah! For sure, definitely. Why wouldn’t there be? There’s some way of fixing what they created, and hopefully somebody has that going on or Nick Fury is out there — wherever he is, probably hanging out with Jules and walking the world — figuring out what happened and how it got to that particular place. Maybe they’ll find out that all that was part of a ruse to get to something else also. That would be great. They’ll bring me back somehow, some way, for some reason. I mean, they didn’t have me around to referee the kids when they didn’t go to their rooms and got in this big old fight. We’ll see what happens.”
Do you think Nick Fury and/or SHIELD could appear in ‘Avengers: Infinity War?’ Does the lack of cross-over currently in the MCU bother you? Share your opinions in the comments below!
Source: Coming Soon