Netflix and Marvel launched ‘Luke Cage‘ over the weekend and it was so successful that the streaming service suffered a multi-hour outage on Saturday, but that success doesn’t sound like it will translate into our new favorite hero showing up on the big screen anytime soon. Sadly, and the reason that was given wasn’t the rift between Marvel and Marvel Studios but simply scheduling issues. While those of us who follow the companies might think other reasons are at play, this one is simply a reason that also makes sense which would be difficult to overcome if the two production companies found it in their hearts to kiss and make up.
According to Colter who recently was interviewed on Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM:
“What we do is really unique… We’re adult kind of oriented. We’re not PG-13. We’re not really for the mass audiences, crowd pleasing, family oriented. We have sex scenes. We have, you know, adult situations, and while I think it’d be nice to be in the films, I don’t know if we want to dilute what we’re doing that makes us very unique. That being said, you know Marvel, if they can make it work I’m sure it’d be nice, but it’s really scheduling. They schedule movies years in advance, we’re shooting TV series year round. It’s very tough to just kind of make things just work the way you want to because it’s just so much going on.”
While all of us would love for this to be a smokescreen where we’ll get to have a huge surprise having them all pop up in ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘ which would almost be needed to mirror the ‘Infinity Gauntlet‘ story arc, that sadly doesn’t look to be the case. Of course, with half of the Universe’s populace being wiped out in an instant, there would be an easy way to include them all for half a moment with the Netflix heroes being the ones being killed by Thanos. Hell, if Thanos arrives by another portal or giant spaceship it could even just have them looking to the sky with no way to get to the action.
Just give us a bone Marvel! C’mon!
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Source: Screen Rant
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