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Here’s why Netflix’s Defenders probably won’t be in the MCU…

December 7th, 2015 by Marc Comments


Ok, so, I can’t lie, I still haven’t finished Netflix’s Jessica Jones – not because I don’t love it but because, well life, website, work, kids… but I really like what I’ve seen so far and I loved Daredevil

So, like any fan, I’m wondering, nay, hoping that we’ll see the Defenders from Netflix in the MCU at some point. Heck, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage fighting Thanos sounds pretty cool, no?

Well, it looks like this may not happen.

As, according to Captain America: Civil War (and Winter Soldier) co-director Anthony Russo, “it’s complicated.”

Speaking at CCXP, Russo addressed the possibility of a massive crossover – even with ABC’s Agents of SHIELD characters – at some point and, well, there’s hurdles: “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!”

We’re getting the fact that he’s saying the Spider-man issue was solved, so nothing is impossible, but it does sound like Marvel/Disney have tied themselves in a bit of a knot… we know already that the TV and movies were in some sort of loggerheads (here) that said, so long as the TV shows and movies are good, we’ll not complain too much.


Source: CBR

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….