October 1 2015

Marvel Netflix series crossover with the films seems “inevitable”

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There hadn’t been too much of a question that the Netflix shows and Marvel movies exist in the same universe, but now a crossover seems “inevitable.”

Speaking at a promotional event for the home video release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige addressed the notion of the Netflix heroes and villains making their way to the big screen.

I think that’s inevitable at some point, as we’re plotting the movies going forward and they’re doing the shows. The schedules don’t always quite match up to make that possible—it’s easier for them, they’re more nimble and faster and produce things quicker than we do, which is one of the main reasons you see the repercussions of Winter Soldier or Age of Ultron in the show. But going forward, and certainly as they do more shows and cast them with such great actors as they have—particularly in Daredevil—that may occur. But the reality of it is by the time we start doing a movie, they’d be midway through a season then by the time the movie comes out they’d be done with the second and starting the third season, so finding timing on that is not always easy.

All of this doesn’t mean that Daredevil will suddenly show up in a Marvel film with a huge speaking role, but I have a feeling we may see the Hell’s Kitchen heroes show up in Avengers: Infinity War in a manner of dealing with ground fights or helping people out of buildings. Even if it’s only for a few seconds.

Where it does get interesting is that Feige confirmed that Vincent D’Onofrio is Wilson Fisk/Kingpin on both TV and in the movies. While that may not seem like such a big deal, the Kingpin is as much a Spider-Man villain as he is for Daredevil. I wouldn’t be surprised to see D’Onofrio show up in the upcoming Spider-Man relaunch in some way. (And break my heart as D’Onofrio’s portrayal of Fisk was mesmerizing)

When will all of this happen? Who knows, but I’m ready.

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