When it was first announced that there would be an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television show that followed Agent Coulson of Marvel movie fame, it seemed like it could open a can of worms. It was crazy enough that the movies would be interconnected, but the prospect of allowing both the films and TV shows to cross over seemed like a match made in heaven.
This idea expanded when the Netflix shows began running. Many fans imagined an Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 (as it was named at the time) where Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist rising above their street level origins and joining the fray against Thanos — not that they could make much of a dent in the fight, anyway. However, in the years since then, that idea seems to have faded. Marvel Studios has been separated from Marvel Entertainment as a whole, and the films seem to distance themselves more and more from the TV shows, even if the shows go out of their ways to mention the movies.
However, many fans are still holding out hope that something can be worked out. If you’re one of those people, then you may not want to read what comes next. Speaking at Wizard World Cleveland (via Screen Geek), actor Anthony Mackie, who plays Falcon in the films, discussed why that was an unlikely possibility at this point.
“Different universes, different worlds, different companies, different designs. Kevin Feige is very specific about how he wants the Marvel Universe to be seen in the film world. It wouldn’t work. It wouldn’t work at all.”
Of course, we have to take this with a grain of salt. Actors, in the grand scheme of things, are the last of the last to know when things are done up top (unless they are taking a more active producer role in the film), and at the end of the day, more unexpected things in the past have happened. However, make no mistake, this is a quote from someone with some real insight into the projects. In addition, his words fall in line with things that have been said in the past.
Is it possible that we can see these characters cross over into the films? Yes. But it would be one hell of a logistics nightmare, and given that Feige seems to take a real control-freak approach to the whole thing, it doesn’t seem like in his best interest to do so at the potential expense of his own story.
Still, we can dream. What do you think? Would you still like to see the Daredevil lend a hand to the Avengers at some point? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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