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.