Could we possibly see out favourite blind hero and alcoholic, and quite frankly rather rude, heroine butt heads with the Mad Titan himself and fight along side our patriotic flag waver? Chances are slim to none unfortunately. In a recent interview, Anthony Russo who is one of the two directors in charge of bringing the Infinity War movies to the big screen, pretty much crushed the chances of a crossover between the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Netflix shows. He didn’t explicitly say that it isn’t possible or say that it will definitely won’t happen, but there are serious roadblocks and complications in the way that would prevent the heroes swapping phone numbers.
“When we start to serialize the telling of stories it’s difficult. You have to have a lot of control and focus on the course of history. The films are controlled by a group led by Kevin Feige, so they function as a unit. Other products, even if they are from Marvel, are controlled by others.”
“Then there is the possibility of a crossover, but it’s more complicated. It is a smaller scale version of the problem that exists when remembering that Fox holds the rights to some of Marvel’s most popular characters, as does Sony and others. As storytellers, we only have control over what happens in Marvel movies, but everything is possible. Spider-Man became possible!”
The fine words of Anthony Russo people. He is pretty much saying that although they are all Marvel characters and the cinematic or television rights do belong to Marvel proper, they are run by different divisions of the company, and are pretty much smaller sub companies within that.
In saying that though, I’m actually pretty okay, and almost happy about this news. Don’t get me wrong I absolutely loved Daredevil and Jessica Jones, and cannot wait for the remainder of the Netflix shows to air, but I do think that they work as well as they do in their own little pocket universe. The Avengers roster is already getting pretty big and adding these wonderful characters may not exactly be the best thing to do. Can you imagine Daredevil trying to punch Thanos in the face? It doesn’t exactly work in my mind. I think the way they are connecting the universes thus far is perfect, with the newspaper about the Avengers in Daredevil, and the mention of “The Big Green Guy”, and “The Flag Waver” in Jessica Jones, they are very much cementing the fact that they are connected, but very independent at the same time. At the same time thought it would be hella cool to see Daredevil have a faceoff with Nick Fury about morals, or Kilgrave telling Captain America to flip off freedom, but I believe they are best suited exactly where they are.
It’s also probably best to leave Thanos to the Big Green Guy as well.
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