We’ve all known that Kevin Feige isn’t someone who wants to jump into bringing Marvel’s Netflix characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and now he’s clarified even more as to why that is. While he doesn’t seem particularly against the idea, his reasoning completely falls short if ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘ takes place on Earth and not outer space. I’ll get to why I feel that way in a moment but for the time being, let’s take a look at what Feige has to say on the matter.
He was first asked “What do you think of the Netflix MCU and do you think any of those characters are going to make the big screen transition?” and responded with:
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.
On the one hand, I get the part about introducing characters and the fact that not every moviegoer will have seen the Netflix shows. That being said, assuming ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ takes place on Earth we’re going to see the superheroes taking on Thanos where widespread destruction is likely to happen. Unless Iron Man is taken out of the equation rather quickly, he is going to call everything at his disposal against the Mad Titan.
If you’re going to tell me that he was able to unmask everyone’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man and not figure out who Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Jessica Jones all are, as they’ve been getting a slew of media attention then you haven’t been paying attention to the character.
Now, it could take place in space or Iron Man might not have time to send out some drones but I feel that if this takes place in New York, not including these heroes (regardless of how little screen time they’d have compared to our leads) is just lazy writing.
Hopefully, it is written in such a way that this wouldn’t come up but that will still remain to be seen.
What are your thoughts on bringing the Netflix heroes over into Marvel’s Cinematic Universe? Do you think cameos could work or would they have to be fully reintroduced for moviegoing audiences who may not have watched these shows? Would cameos work as a bonus to fans or take away from the story? Share your thoughts below True Believers!
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