Ever since the early days of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. many fans have held out hope that the TV and film worlds within the MCU would meaningfully interact, maybe with a grand crescendo in Avengers: Infinity War or Avengers 4. Much ink has been spilled over the relationship between Marvel Studios and Marvel TV. As time has gone on, hope has become less and less a crossover will happen. After Melissa Rosenberg recently dealt a major blow to the possibility with her comments, Charlie Cox is now adding to the disappointing chorus.
Not that I’m aware of. That’s not a conversation that has been had with me, certainly…The truth is we’re really busy with making the show and we love making the show and of course we had The Defenders and that took up a lot of our time as well. So, look, I think it would be a lot of fun and cool if they were to do that, but right now we’re just concentrating on the show.
Some had suggested that maybe Rosenberg was only talking about Jessica Jones, but there would be a chance to see Daredevil. Put a nail in that coffin. Either Marvel Studios is playing an elaborate game of deceit, or it just simply is not happening. If any Netflix character would appear in the films, one would think Matt Murdoch would be that character. He doesn’t even sound all that interested or worried about it.
Now the possibility of an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. appearance might still exist. In a way, Phil Coulson is more connected to the films than anyone else on the TV side. And the plot of this season would dovetail nicely into Infinity War. Then again, no one over at Marvel Studios has said anything about Coulson except for essentially “he’s dead in the movies and we wish he’d stayed dead on TV.”
If Cox or any of the other Netflix characters will make it to the films, it seems the best way forward will be to add them to the conclusion of their shows. This approach would help the scheduling issues as well as making continuity problems easier. If Daredevil were to cease production, the move to the big screen would be far more possible. It also would be a way to reward TV actors for their hard work and get them into films. Even then, Disney is in need of content for their upcoming streaming service, so it seems unlikely they want to take characters away from the TV stable.
Does the lack of TV characters put a damper in your feelings about Avengers: Infinity War? Or have you just come to peace over the lack of connection between the various parts of the universe? Share your thoughts in the comments below.