One of the best things about the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the wealth of characters that cross pollinate multiple storylines and mediums. Ever since the Netflix exclusive series (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist) were announced and to be leading up the an Avengers-style team up The Defenders series, fans have wanted to see these characters cross over to the films.
Well true believers, we may not get our wish if the Russo Brothers can’t figure out how to bring them in. According to a new report, seeing these characters in Avengers: Infinity War 1 & 2, may be ‘too complicated’ according to co-director Anthony Russo:
“It’s complicated. When we start to serialize the telling of stories it’s difficult. You have to have a lot of control and focus on the course of history. The films are controlled by a group led by Kevin Feige, so they function as a unit. Other products, even if they are from Marvel, are controlled by others. Then there is the possibility of a crossover, but it’s more complicated. It is a smaller scale version of the problem that exists when remembering that Fox holds the rights to some of Marvel’s most popular characters, as does Sony and others. As storytellers, we only have control over what happens in Marvel movies, but everything is possible, Spider-Man (whose rights were held by Sony) became possible!”
Since Marvel Entertainment went through some big changes internally earlier this year, this is what Anthony Russo could possibly be hinting at, but only time will tell. Luckily, the first Avengers Infinity War film doesn’t hit theaters until May 4th, 2018, there is some time to figure it out.
SOURCE: Heroic Hollywood