What was thought to be a dream may actually become reality!
At Monday's IMAX preview for Doctor Strange, Kevin Feige sat down with IGN to discuss the upcoming Avengers film, Avengers: Infinity War. When discussing what was so fun and different about Infinity War, Feige stated
"The fun about those two movies that we're doing essentially at the same time is everybody's there."
When questioned if "everybody" included the characters starring in Marvel's Television adaptations, such as the Defenders or Ghost Rider, Feige responded with: "Spoilers!"
While not a direct confirmation, this is the first and only hint we have had about the possibility of Marvel TV appearing in the MCU films. Marvel Studios and the people involved in the MCU have shot down the notion of it happening time and time again. For example, this comes just weeks after Mike Colter suggested that Luke Cage will never appear in a Marvel movie. Hell, it was almost universally accepted that the film and TV universe would never crossover, but now we have a hint from the President of Marvel Studios himself that this could very well happen.
While the 68 characters appearing in Avengers: Infinity War thing was later explained by the Russo brothers as being a joke, but we do know that we are getting a ton of new characters, regardless. If you combine the total number of Avengers (past and present), Guardians heroes we are soon to see (Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange) and villains, we only reach around the 40 mark, meaning there is plenty of space to introduce the likes of Ghost Rider, The Defenders, Quake and the rest of S.H.I.E.L.D. to the Marvel movies. That seems a considerable amount, but even though Infinity War will no longer be two parts, it's still being shot concurrently with the untitled Avengers sequel, so spread across two movies, it's not an outlandish number of characters.
While bringing the more grounded characters, such as The Defenders or The Punisher, to a intergalactic space battle with a colossal purple titan may seem ridiculous, who says that they will be taking on Thanos? If Stark's vision in Age of Ultron is anything to go by, then earth will come under attack, so sending the likes of The Defenders, S.H.I.E.L.D., Ghost Rider and Punisher to deal with the ground threats back on Earth makes the most sense.
With a strong vocal majority of the internet crying out for both properties to crossover, Kevin Feige would be cruel to tease such an epic possibility. Also, who wouldn't want to see The Avengers find out Coulson is alive?
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