With the highly entertaining Marvel/Netflix superhero world and a slew of Marvel movies gradually coming our way (as of now all the way through 2019) there’s no shortage of shows and films to keep fans enticed. That being said, with everything being presented to fans there’s always a list of wants from those who crave more. Especially when talking about bridging the worlds of both the big and small screens. On the TV/streaming side, we’ve got the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Inhumans, Ghost Rider, and The Defenders roster. On the cinematic side – well…..just take your pick. You know the roll call.
It was an amazing idea when the small screen went through with offering Easter Eggs, teasers, references, and film guest stars to us because it elevated those shows to an ever higher level. By doing so, Marvel reinforced the bubble that we love to cocoon ourselves in when watching anything in the Marvel world in both formats. While there’s always going to be a superhero or villain that hasn’t been cued up yet and that we want to see, the MCU has it’s own well to dig into with the TV/streaming umbrella.
Coulson has talked to Fury. But what about showing him talk to a visiting Iron Man or Steve Rogers? We’d love to see that reunion! Jessica Jones is a badass but how would her interactions go with meeting Black Widow? There’s so much intertwining that could be done. But will it ever happen? Collider.com’s Steve Weintraub recently spoke with Marvel head Kevin Feige about such possible collaborations. Here’s what he said:
KEVIN FEIGE: I think it’s extremely impressive what Netflix has done and it will be the same answer I always give, which is, “It all depends on timing.” It all depends on how to do it because I don’t think what anybody wants to do is have such important characters show up for one second. Black Panther and Spider-Man to me are the high bar in Civil War of how you can bring in new characters into something. Vision and Ultron, Wanda and Pietro in Ultron. And it takes a lot of screentime, and it takes a lot of work. Infinity War has a lot of people in it already. So it just depends on how we could figure it out.
At least that doesn’t sound like a firm Infinity Gauntlet fist-slamming-down-on-the-table “NO!” so there still may be a ray of hope. That’s how we’re choosing to look at it anyway. It’s totally understandable that they want to protect all of the characters they’ve introduced to us in both formats and be respectful. Rightly so. Still, it would be kickass to see a “suit up” montage scene with The Avengers and The Defenders getting ready to fight some big baddie. Someone say Skrulls?