Although Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. firmly takes place within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the films have seemingly ignored the events of the TV series and Clark Gregg’s Phil Coulson hasn’t even had an opportunity to tell them that he’s alive!
However, characters from Marvel Netflix original series Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist may unite Marvel’s TV and movie realms…at some point. During a press event for Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed that crossovers will occur, while praising Daredevil’s cast and offering an explanation as to why it hasn’t happened yet:
I think [crossovers are] inevitable at some point, as we’re plotting the movies going forward and they’re doing the shows. The schedules don’t always quite match up to make that possible — it’s easier for them, they’re more nimble and faster and produce things quicker than we do, which is one of the main reasons you see the repercussions of Winter Soldier or Age of Ultron in the show.
Another potential roadblock is the recent separation of Marvel Studios’ theatrical arm from its TV production house. Feige now reports directly to Disney’s Alan Horn, which allows Feige to bypass Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter. However, Perlmutter still controls the Marvel Studios TV shows, and would presumably have to sign off on any potential crossover with the films.
Marvel fans, which TV characters would you like to see join the big screen heroes? Share your picks in the comment section below!
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