Marvel Boss Calls TV-Movie Crossovers ‘Inevitable,’ Potentially Spidey Too
Now that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 has kicked off the Inhuman invasion with a bang, and Jessica Jones busts up enough bars to cross Daredevil’s radar, Marvel TV has never stood taller against its cinematic brethren. Crossovers haven’t exactly been a two-way street however, even as Kevin Feige calls it “inevitable,” with a kingly big bad in mind for our new Spider-Man.
The impending Avengers: Age of Ultron Blu-Ray release brought Marvel boss Kevin Feige and producer Jeremy Latcham to a wide-ranging Q&A at Hero Complex Gallery, among which saw the pair addressing a lack of TV acknowledgement within the films. Feige assured that the move into Phase 3 makes relevant movie nods to the TV happenings of Agents and The Defenders more likely, chalking up the existing deficit as a matter of timing:
That’s inevitable at some point. Going forward, as they continue to do more shows and cast them with such great actors, particularly in the Daredevil show, that [crossover] may occur.
By the time we start doing a movie, they’d be midway through a season, and by the time our movies comes out they’d be done with the second and starting the third season. The schedules don’t always match up to make that possible. It’s easier for them. They’re more nimble and produce things faster than we do. That’s one reason you see the repercussions of Winter Soldier or Age of Ultron in the shows.
One particular crossover struck fans after the debut of Netflix’s Daredevil, and news that Spider-Man would enter the MCU as early as Captain America: Civil War, namely the potential for Vincent D’Onofrio to reprise his villainous role as “Kingpin” Wilson Fisk, a frequent antagonist of Spidey’s in the comics. We don’t yet know what shape Marvel and Sony’s joint Spider-Man movies will take after the character’s MCU debut, though Feige at least expressed the likelihood for D’Onofrio to retain the role:
That’d probably be the cool thing to do. But that particular scenario hasn’t come up.
The Marvel TV universe will continually expand with the release of each Netflix series, while it remains to be seen how much the 2018 Inhumans film syncs with the narrative established in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but how long before the movies side finally start returning the favor? Can Coulson finally return to the fold? Will Matt Murdock flip his way through the Infinity Wars?
Maybe we’ll find out at New York Comic-Con!
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