Will the Defenders Be in Avengers: Infinity War?
Ever since we learned that Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist were all getting their own series on Netflix, culminating in an epic team up of the Defenders, we've held out hope that the four heroes would crossover to the silver screen to aid the Avengers in the battle against Thanos staring in 2018's Infinity War: Part 1, but how likely is that to actually happen?
Probably not very likely, unfortunately. The film's co-director Anthony Russo gave a recent interview to Super Interessante, and he didn't seem entirely hopeful about the possibility when asked:
Judging by his comments, it sounds like there may be some tricky legal red tape in the way when it comes to having Marvel's TV and film properties crossover (though movie characters have shown up on TV, most notably Nick Fury on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). But beyond that, Disney might have another reason for not bringing Netflix to the movies: Kids. Disney wants kids watching Infinity War and buying their merchandise, but kids aren't watching (or at least probably shouldn't be watching) Daredevil and Jessica Jones, both of which earned their TV-MA ratings. The show's tone is far more adult than Marvel's films, and the characters may feel out of place if there suddenly battling aliens alongside a talking raccoon. But hey, Marvel has surprised us before, so you never know.