Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has once again reiterated that the movie side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe won’t be crossing over with Marvel TV on Netflix, in the foreseeable future. With popular Marvel comic book characters such as Daredevil and Jessica Jones now having solo Netflix series of their own (and The Punisher being set to join them later this year), the separation between the MCU actors in the Netflix corner and those on the movie side of the MCU continue to be something of a sticking point for fans.
And with the added rollout of shows like Luke Cage and Iron Fist, those Marvel Comics fans wanting to see the small screen MCU superheroes make the jump to the big screen, have been left with little hope of such an occurrence ever happening. Even with the Marvel/Netflix TV show crossover event that is The Defenders arriving this summer, it appears as though Marvel Studios and Marvel TV will continue to remain separate entities until further notice.
Speaking to Allocine (hat tip ScreenGeek), Feige once again dispelled any notion that, say, Daredevil will be duking it out alongside Iron Man anytime soon. That being said, Feige didn’t rule out the possibility altogether:
“Maybe someday. No plans right now. Maybe someday, but we have a lot of characters in the MCU, and one of the things that is so special about those characters on the Netflix shows is their dynamic together. They are all combining to become The Defenders later this year and are doing their own thing.”
For now, fans of the Marvel TV series offered by Netflix will have to make due with the superhero team-up soon to be offered by The Defenders, as Feige persists in his intention to keep the MCU films “separate” from Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist‘s version of New York, for the indefinite future. Even as lead actors like Charlie Cox continue to pine after their inclusion in a Marvel Studios big screen production, the small screen is undoubtedly where Cox and his fellow Marvel TV players will remain for now.
Until there is a real intention to marry Marvel Studios with the Netflix shows produced by Marvel TV, the MCU and the stable of comic book characters that make up the forthcoming The Defenders aren’t likely to share any screen time on the big or the small screen. And given the fact that no one involved at either studio has been especially privy to or eager to enact change, that’s the way things will probably remain for quite some time.