The best aspect of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that, well, it’s a universe. If something happens in a movie, it can affect the TV shows. Unfortunately, that very rarely goes the other way around, much to the dismay of many fans.
With Avengers: Infinity War on the horizon, many are hoping Marvel will finally bring some TV characters to the big screen, at least in some capacity. After all, when battling your biggest enemy yet, it makes sense to get some help from a couple of super-strong heroes like Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, and even more so in the case of Quake from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
In an interview with Collider, Kevin Feige was asked about his thoughts on Marvel’s other properties, specifically the Netflix series, and when we might see them join the Avengers on-screen.
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.
As we’ve heard before, it’s all a matter of timing and the story. It wouldn’t make sense for Marvel to get a Netflix character in the movies for a brief cameo since it might draw you out of the movie temporarily. Further, that character’s show would then have to acknowledge and possibly explain how that character was there ─ especially if they are in the movie for an extended role.