Lately, Joss Whedon has given some very peculiar comments about Marvel Studios TV division. Marc covered much of this (here). Recently, Whedon let slip that he was unhappy about the resurrection of Agent Coulson, and felt that as far as the movies go, he is dead.
However, based on an interview released today, it would seem that there is more than a little discontent brewing at Marvel Studios between the film and television divisions.
In this new interview, Whedon said, “I think actually the movie people were a little bit cross about the TV show… They were sort of like ‘Well you can have this but not this. And this but not that.’ It’s complicated enough as it is without me adding another layer of complication. We also created a TV show called SHIELD. right before they made a movie where they destroyed SHIELD… So everybody’s having a GREAT time!”
This does not paint a very flattering image of inter-departmental communication. It seems that the plans of the TV department have been carried out, with very little thought for what is happening in the films.
This does seem to explain though why Daredevil felt so loosely connected with the rest of the universe. After Agents of SHIELD, it seems that the TV department is doing its best to stay out of the way of the films, to avoid further complications. Perhaps this is for the best, based on these comments.