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The Defenders WILL NOT be part of Avengers: Infinity War, ok?!

December 10th, 2017 by Marc Comments

We reckon Jessica Jones showrunner Melissa Rosenberg  has put to bed any further speculation that The Defenders may pop up in Avengers: Infinity War.

Speaking about the upcoming season 2 of Jessica Jones (trailer here) Rosenberg was asked during an interview with EW if we might see The Defenders – i.e. Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist (and yeah, probably Punisher too) in the battle against Thanos.

And, well, the answer was a pretty definite ‘no’:

Q: The Avengers: Infinity War trailer just debuted, and it looks like New York comes under attack. Any updates on whether the street-level heroes will have anything to do with the films?
A: None whatsoever. Our partners are Marvel, and if we’re doing something that’s counter to [their continuity], they would pull us back or orient us on the right path, so clearly we’re [okay]. But we’re very much in our own world.

Well, we never REALLY thought it would happen, but we had hope. We guess this confirms that the Netflix universe is not really anything to do with the MCU – we wonder, after the invasion in Infinity War, will we even hear it referred to in the Netflix shows?

Because, let’s be honest, it’s not as if The Defenders would be any use again Thanos. Oh, wait…

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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….