Here's Why You Probably Won't See Marvel TV Stars in MCU Movies

Friday, 29 July 2016 - 12:17PM
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Friday, 29 July 2016 - 12:17PM
Here's Why You Probably Won't See Marvel TV Stars in MCU Movies
Marvel's construction of a sprawling cinematic universe has become the envy of just about every studio in Hollywood. Bringing together movies, TV shows and comicbooks, the MCU is so large that keeping up with it can often feel like a full-time job. However, if you are able to keep up with everything from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to Daredevil to Captain America: Civil War, you're probably pretty keen to see all of these characters (or at least some of them) taken from their respective forms of media and united together on the big screen. Because, let's face it, who wouldn't want to see the Defenders show up during Infinity War, or FitzSimmons in a lab alongside Banner and Stark?

The fact that such crossovers haven't happened yet has been a big bone of contention for many fans of the MCU. At TCA this week, Jeph Loeb took to the stage to hype up the various Marvel TV offerings, and in the process he gave everyone an idea about why we haven't seen any of Marvel's TV stars making it onto the big screen. The answer to that billion dollar question? It's a bloody logistical nightmare.

Opening quote
"I can tell you that part of the challenge of doing this sort of thing is that the movies are planned out years in advance of what it is that we are doing," Loeb said (via SlashFilm. "Television moves at an incredible speed. The other part of the problem is that when you stop and think about it, if I'm shooting a television series and that's going to go on over a six-month or eight-month period, how am I going to get Mike [Colter] to be able to go be in a movie? I need Mike to be in a television show."
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But, just because it's a logistical pain in the butt, that doesn't mean it's completely off the cards. Loeb is famous for hyping the connectivity of Marvel's Cinematic Universe, so it wasn't a surprise to hear that he rounded out his statement with a little teaser that we might still, at some point in the future, see one of the crossovers we've always wanted.

Opening quote
"Anything is possible. As I often get reported by you folks for saying #ItsAllConnected, our feeling is that the connection isn't just whether or not somebody is walking into a movie or walking out of a television show. It's connected in the way that the shows come from the same place, that they are real, that they are grounded."
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Until then, we'll have to satisfy ourselves with the bare basics of the interconnected nature of the MCU. We already know that Doctor Strange will deal address our Ghost Rider questions from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and soon we'll be seeing the heroes of Marvel's Netflix universe united under the Defenders banner.
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