As the divide between the MCU and Marvel TV grows with each passing outing, showrunner Erik Oleson helped to clarify when in the timeline ‘Daredevil’ Season 3 takes place. In order to easily not have to address the events from ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, the latest outing of The Man Without Fear takes place prior to Thanos snapping his fingers and wiping out half of life throughout the known universe. I suspect that every area of Marvel TV from the Netflix shows to ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ to ‘The Runaways’ and ‘Cloak & Dagger’ will likely avoid the entire topic until ‘Avengers 4’ has been released and the missing half of humanity has been restored.
It isn’t clear if anyone will even remember that half of all life was decimated for a period of time after all is said and done. Chances are we’ll see much of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ removed from the timeline with most characters not realizing that half the populace was killed off. Of course, that is just a theory as to how ‘Avengers 4’ will play out, but it would make it much easier for the television shows if they don’t even have to address half of humanity suddenly turning to dust at some point.
The news that this took place before Thor failing to aim for the head came from Oleson who didn’t share much detail-wise as to why the decision was made:
“This is a story that would take place before the snap. It just is easier for us to be able to maintain our continuity.”
It’ll be even easier to maintain continuity if ‘Avengers 4’ follows the original ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ story where everything is undone and those not involved directly won’t have a memory that the events even occurred.
Do you think that Marvel TV not having to deal with The Snap is the right way to go? Will we ever see any of these shows addressing that half of humanity was wiped out or will ‘Avengers 4’ make the entire event be a non-issue? Share your thoughts in the comments below, True Believers!