Marvel Studios has had a string of hits with their Netflix TV Series, Daredvil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. Well, maybe not so much Iron Fist, but even with the critical and commercial success of the the TV series it doesn’t look like our Defenders or the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D will share the screen with the box office heavyweights, the Avengers, despite the fact that they take place within the same Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel Television and Marvel Studios seem to be very separate entities.
The Falcon himself, Anthony Mackie, made it clear that the crossovers of Marvel properties would not be sharing the screen together during a recent convention appearance. “Different universes, different worlds, different companies, different designs. Kevin Feige is very specific about how he wants the Marvel Universe to be seen in the film world. It wouldn’t work. It wouldn’t work at all.”
Now this isn’t a confirmation by any means. Mackie doesn’t speak for Marvel, but it seems like he may have some information from the man himself, Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige. It doesn’t seem Feige is too keen on using characters he isn’t involved with reimagining for the live-action format. Unfortunately it looks like we won’t be seeing the Defenders, the Inhumans, or the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gracing the screen, which is a shame considering the potential they have to flush out stories and live up to the moniker, “It’s all connected.”