Ever since Agent Phil Coulson made the jump from major motion pictures like ‘Iron Man’, ‘Thor’, and ‘The Avengers’ to ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ on ABC, True Believers have been wondering when other characters from Marvel Television’s acclaimed shows would be crossing over with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes on the big screen. And though everyone would love to see it happen, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has said time and time again that they would only do it if they could do it properly. After all, we wouldn’t just want a quick shot of Luke Cage and Iron Fist fighting alongside Hawkeye and Black Widow and then not seeing them for the rest of the movie. So with that in mind, ‘Daredevil’ standout Vincent D’Onofrio isn’t holding on to much hope that his character Wilson Fisk will transition to the film side of the MCU any time soon.
In a recent interview with Digital Spy where he was promoting his new show ‘Emerald City’, the actor shared that he doesn’t feel that The Kingpin will appear in a Marvel movie in the foreseeable future. While he’d love to take part, he agrees with Feige’s previous comments on the matter and would only like it to happen if it really made sense:
“I would love to switch over to the movies, but I think it’s pretty much been said it’s not going to happen. Or at least not for a very, very long time. I think [Marvel Studios boss] Kevin Feige explained that, and that’s what makes the most sense, he said the film universe is too jam-packed.
It’s hard enough already, and if they keep bringing big characters in that they have to service in the writing, it’s not gonna work. They’re trying to figure out already how to individualize more and at the same time keep The Avengers going. It makes sense not to mix the TV stuff, there’s just too many characters.”
As much as I’d personally love to see D’Onofrio take on the Avengers (but most especially Spider-Man), everything he is saying makes complete sense. If we were to pack every character from all over the MCU into one movie, there wouldn’t be any room for a real story. Luckily, the House of Ideas found a way to do this to some extent in ‘Captain America: Civil War’, but what are the chances of lightning striking twice? Until then, we’ll just have to accept the various Easter eggs and small references that are sprinkled here and there.
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