When Daredevil was initially announced to be joining Netflix in 2015, fans were stoked at the chance to see a rebooted and darker version of the character. We were also excited because, at the time, #Marvel was still growing under the "Everything is connected" idea. We believed we'd see crossovers with the #Avengers, #Defenders and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Unfortunately, as Marvel Studios has grown, it seems very unlikely that a crossover will happen. There's a larger plan with the film series, a larger plan with the Netflix series, and with things not lining up, it seems extremely unlikely they'll ever merge.
As a fan, it's hard to not be disappointed by this. If Marvel can get their people together it would be extremely easy to connect these two seemingly separate entities. Even in some smaller ways, and it would be SO EASY. Here's how!
1. Daredevil And Spider-Man
These two characters have such a long comic book history together that fans are begging to see them on the big screen (or streaming screen) together. With Spider-Man: Homecoming hitting theaters this summer, and a sequel already in the works, it seems like it would be easy to add Daredevil into Homecoming 2. I would even be satisfied with a comedic cameo: Spidey swings into stop a robbery but Daredevil beats him to it and they share some fun dialogue together.
2. Luke Cage And Iron Man
Assuming Cage is leader in the upcoming series Defenders, it makes sense to team him up with Iron Man (or at least to have the two interact). Iron Man is a planner; he's obsessed with all contingency plans and possibilities. He found Spider-Man before the events of Civil War but waited until he needed him to pull him into his inner circle. We could easily see something similar between Cage and Stark.
In the Earth's Mightiest Heroes cartoon (centering on the Avengers) there's an episode where the core team (Cap, Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Wasp, etc.) are eliminated. In his final breath, Stark instructs Jarvis to activate the Avengers Initiative with instructions for Cage, Iron Fist, War Machine, Spider-Man, Wolverine and others to become stand-ins for the missing heroes. This would be pretty awesome to see in a film. The Avengers could be fighting Thanos when Stark activates the "Avengers Initiative" to call in backup.
3. Iron Fist And Doctor Strange
This may seem like an odd pairing at first, but both characters' powers are based in magic, and both are white guys that went to another country to be trained. That aside, these characters have had a strong connection in comic book lore for the last decade as core members of the New Avengers, led by Luke Cage.
If you've finished Iron Fist you understand Danny Rand's humor and personality. Wouldn't it be fun to mix that personality with the Sorcerer Supreme in a buddy film, presumably Doctor Strange 2?
4. Jessica Jones And Captain Marvel
Another couple that may seem like an odd pairing; however, in the comics Jessica and Carol have an amazing friendship connection and it would be awesome to see this somehow portrayed in a film. Jessica and Carol's personalities are so different and would make for an entertaining dynamic.
Too often we see women in films that are gossipy, competitive and straight-out bitchy towards one another. It would be awesome to push the superhero genre to a point where we have not only a female lead, but also a core character group of women in the film — women that all respect each other, work together and who can be a cohesive team.
As a fan of the comics I'm dying to see all our wonderful characters interact on the big screen. I'd love to see them gain and grow the relationships that have been established for decades. Come on, Marvel — give us what we want!