While fans everywhere are crying out for a Marvel Cinematic Universe and Marvel TV crossover it sounds like timing among other things are preventing this from happening according to Kevin Feige. The studio has always liked to say that “It’s all connected” and while that might have been true prior to Marvel Studios moving out from the Marvel umbrella for the movies, that no longer seems to be the case. We all saw that ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘ kicked off firmly in the MCU but has grown further apart even though events from the films do have an effect on the show and Netflix addresses that the incident in New York happened.
When asked about what he thinks about Netflix’s Marvel shows and if any of those characters would make it to the big screen Feige says that:
“I think it’s extremely impressive what Netflix has done and it will be the same answer I always give, which is, “It all depends on timing.” It all depends on how to do it because I don’t think what anybody wants to do is have such important characters show up for one second. Black Panther and Spider-Man to me are the high bar in Civil War of how you can bring in new characters into something. Vision and Ultron, Wanda and Pietro in Ultron. And it takes a lot of screentime, and it takes a lot of work. Infinity War has a lot of people in it already. So it just depends on how we could figure it out.”
That being said, it doesn’t sound hopeful. Unless Feige and Marvel are going to pull off the biggest surprise guest appearances of all time I don’t think we’ll be seeing The Defenders show up in ‘Infinity War’. I could be wrong and hope they are blindsiding us but I’m not holding my breath over it.
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