The Marvel Cinematic Universe long stood behind the tagline of “It’s all connected.” Their masterful weaving of the Avengers movies, both as singular properties (Thor, Captain America, Iron Man and Hulk) and the way those characters have been brought together, has created something not seen before in Hollywood nor in the land of comic book movies. However, on the crossover beftween the television side and the movies has been lacking, to say the least. In the Marvel Netflix shows, references to the movie side of the MCU are vague, at best. The Battle of New York is referred to as “the incident”, and any reference to the Avengers themselves have been couched in very careful, vague terms such as “the big green guy”.  And since Clark Gregg‘s Phil Coulson was moved out of the movies and joined the television realm, we have not seen him on the big screen.

Some fans have given up on seeing the film and TV side have any significant crossover. Gregg, himself, said that “Corporate Bullshit” was in the way of even the television properties having the chance to interact. So it is shocking to hear Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige change his tune on the subject.

“Not necessarily. The future’s a long time. So, the truth is, I don’t really know, but there are a lot of TV shows being made, and hopefully we’ll continue to make a lot of movies. At some point, there’s going to be a crossover. Crossover, repetition, or something.”


We have no idea how far into the future Feige may be looking, but it is understandable that Marvel will eventually run out of characters to include in their properties. With the television side introducing more and more comic characters, it is inevitable that the film side may need to fish from that pool. The film and television side have already used one actress (Alfre Woodard) in two different roles.

Hopefully there is a long time left before we see “Reboots” in the MCU, with new actors bringing existing characters to life in new ways. Feige’s mention of “repetition” would feel like official end of “It’s all connected” if characters were duplicated across mediums. In other words, if Iron Man shows up in Hell’s Kitchen, it better be Robert Downey Jr. wearing the suit.

If there were to be a crossover between the films and television, what would you like it to be? Let us know, in the comments!


Source: I09 via CinemaBlend