This We Know: Marvel TV and Film Are Parts of the Same Universe
Daredevil’s first season on Netflix was a huge success for Marvel, and fans are already excited for Season 2’s introduction of the Punisher and Elektra. Meanwhile, over at ABC, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is preparing for its third season, and Agent Carter is heading into its second.
While some characters from these series started as movie characters (Agents Phil Coulson and Peggy Carter) and some movie stars have made appearances on Marvel television (Jaimie Alexander as Lady Sif, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, and Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill), Marvel’s television characters haven’t yet made a transition into film.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige believes that will change in time, as the television wing of the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to grow, as he told io9:
As those [shows] come out, as those get into the culture I think they’re, just like what happens in the movies, tools in the toolbox for some of those shows. And what happens on those shows could be tools in the tool box of the movies. I think that’ll happen at some point.
We’ve heard rumors that The Defenders will show up in Avengers: Infinity War and even that Daredevil will show up in Captain America: Civil War. But these are exactly what I said; rumors. Marvel has been masterful at dropping breadcrumbs for fans but also at misdirection. So, while I have no doubt that we WILL see characters from Marvel TV pop up in the MCU, your guess is as good as mine on who, what and when.
So what’s your guess? Who do you think will show up and in what film?