Many Marvel Studios fans are a little bit gun-shy. I remember when The Avengers came out, and a few years later, we got the Daredevil TV series hit. This wasn’t just any ol’ comic book TV show. This was a TV show that actually tied into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole. The drama in the actual show is built on the back of the aftermath of the attack on New York City in that first team-up film.
When it became clear that this all actually took place within the same universe canonically, many fans like us began to speculate over the potential for these Defenders characters to cross over into the films. I remember writing up pieces how the Defenders could even come in what was then called Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 and be involved in that final confrontation with Thanos and his army.
But, of course, that didn’t end up happening. Politics between Marvel Entertainment and Marvel Studios seemed to be the wedge that drove a distance between the Netflix shows and the movies, in spite of fans’ hopes. But now we’re getting another host of TV shows, this time on Disney+, and this time from Marvel Studios themselves. But we’ve been down this road before. They say it can tie in, but it really won’t, right?
In a recent AMA, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was asked how much these new shows would “weave into” the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Feige answered, “totally and completely.”
What that means to me is that these shows won’t be simple throwaway stories that can be dismissed as simple sidequests we can do without. These will be series with emotional arcs, in-world consequences, and everything else in between. This has me excited for the Falcon and Winter Soldier show, interested more in WandaVision, and perplexed as to what’s going to be done with the Loki show.
What do you think of Feige’s comments? Is it good or bad that these shows will weave into the MCU so heavily? Let us know down below!
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