Marvel Head Kevin Feige Says the Movies and TV Shows Will Crossover Eventually

Sunday, 07 May 2017 - 1:18PM
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Sunday, 07 May 2017 - 1:18PM
Marvel Head Kevin Feige Says the Movies and TV Shows Will Crossover Eventually
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As you surely know, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is constantly expanding with every new movie and TV show they put out. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is only the first of three MCU movies to come out this year, and on the television front, they have Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and shows for each of the Defenders (and also The Defenders), with new shows like Runaways, Inhumans and Cloak & Dagger in the works.

But even though The Avengers was a crossover film that nobody had pulled off before, the MCU isn't always that connected. The only connections between the movies and TV shows have been minor (mainly TV spinoffs for non-superheroes), and it creates an impression that the Avengers are too busy fighting aliens to deal with the massive organized crime rings that Daredevil and Luke Cage are stuck with.

Speaking to io9, Marvel president Kevin Feige says that won't always be the case, although it doesn't sound like there are any concrete plans right now. His answer is somehow both definite and extremely shaky at the same time - it will definitely happen, but he doesn't know when:

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"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."
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So far, the only real crossovers between the movies and shows have been Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) moving from The Avengers to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and never again appearing in the movies, and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) moving from Captain America to the concluded Agent Carter, getting some minor cameos in later movies. Otherwise, the Avengers have yet to acknowledge the existence of any Defenders despite living in the same city, and somehow all the ninjas and mind-controlling psychopaths roaming New York have escaped Iron Man's notice. It happens.

So unless Avengers: Infinity War decides to give a shoutout to Agent Coulson, chances of movie/TV crossover in the next couple years seem unlikely. But the juggernaut that is Marvel Studios isn't going anywhere anytime soon, so anything could happen "at some point."

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