The Defenders Might Still Appear in Avengers: Infinity War

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 - 11:07AM
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Tuesday, 13 September 2016 - 11:07AM
The Defenders Might Still Appear in Avengers: Infinity War
Will we see the Defenders in Avengers: Infinity War? Probably not, but there's still a possibility. The Russo brothers are back to their teasing ways, and according to the co-directors, there's a chance we'll be seeing our favorite Netflix heroes on the big screen.

In a new interview with the Toronto Sun, the Russos said that while there are plenty of logistical conflicts, they "haven't ruled out the possibility of Netflix [heroes] coming to the aid of [the Avengers]."

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"We do consider everyone," said Anthony Russo. "We don't want to get too specific about what's going to happen with these movies. We want these movies to be a surprise for audiences."
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This is pretty much in keeping with their earlier statements. In May, they said they were considering the inclusion of the Defenders, but that they already had enough on their plate with juggling all of the established Avengers (they joked that they had narrowed down the reported 67 characters to 66), adding fan favorites like the Guardians of the Galaxy, and introducing new characters like Brie Larson's Captain Marvel. 

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"It's an incredible piece of casting. You couldn't ask for better," Joe Russo said of Larson. "Not only is she an amazingly talented actor but she's a wonderful human being. We're really looking forward to the opportunity of re-teaming with her if we were to get the chance to work with that character."
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So with all of those balls in the air, it seems unlikely that we'll see the TV heroes (and maybe in the end, we won't even want to). But still, we can hold out hope for a cameo from the Defenders, even if it's just Jessica Jones telling them to f*ck off, Wolverine-style.

Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018.


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