WARNING: Spoilers for ‘Luke Cage’ Season 1 ahead!
Rumors are swirling more and more that we are due to see some more cross-over action in the MCU, and this time we are not talking about a major movie character showing up on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ That ship has potentially been blocked for the time being, but far more exciting is the possibility of seeing characters from the Netflix corner of the MCU show up on “S.H.I.E.L.D.,” especially if that character happens to be Frank Castle, and he is being pursued for being a dangerous vigilante, which would (in my opinion) be the ideal storyline for bringing him onto ‘Agents of SHIELD’ and bridging the gap between the two networks. Of course, Luke Cage is also an ideal candidate for a bridge between the two networks as the man was clearly not shy about garnering media attention and showing off his super-human abilities during the events of ‘Luke Cage’ Season 1, and that is precisely the kind of scenario where I would expect S.H.I.E.L.D. to intervene and at the very least, enforce the Sokovia Accords at this point (of course, they may have gotten around that by putting Cage back in prison by the end of Season 1).
Still, the point is fans are hungry for more cross-overs between these Marvel properties, and I think the higher-ups are well aware. Marvel TV Head Jeph Loeb spoke on the subject of inter-network cross-over while speaking at the ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ panel at the NYCC, and seemed to be dropping hints about the possibilities:
“I get in trouble every single time I say this, which is #ItsAllConnected. But trust me when I say #ItsAllConnected and that’s about all I can say on it at this time…One of the things that’s a challenge and it’s unlike the movie studio because the movie studio is making all of the movies for one place and that’s the theaters. The theater owners don’t get to say well we don’t want Spider-Man to be in Captain America — in that particular case Sony and Marvel had to work that out so that could happen. But in the case of what we do, we have networks to consider and that’s a conversation [for] ABC and Netflix — and now we have shows at Hulu and Freeform and FX [as well]. So it just becomes a question of once it starts, what have we unleashed? But it’s certainly a topic of conversation.”
What are your thoughts on the matter? Do you see a cross-over happening anytime soon? Share your theories in the comments below!
Source: Screen Rant