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Things might be moving forward with getting The Defenders into the main MCU movies

July 9th, 2019 by Marc Comments

Now that the Netflix MCU shows have all come to an end, the next step is to (hopefully) start getting them into the main MCU.

And, while Marvel are likely looking at getting The X-Men and Fantastic Four front and centre, the fans are wondering what will become of The Defenders.

Marvel boss Kevin Feige had this to say: “There were many great characters that were on those Netflix series and it’ll be a while before we could use any of them based on what the contracts were.”

So it certainly looks like it’s being thought about.

On top of this, WGTC has been told that Daredevil (in particular) and the Defenders are being inserted into future MCU plans with it being most likely that they will be slowly introduced into other movies – with Daredevil currently rumoured to be considered for the third Spider-man movie (hey, SPOILERS,  but Peter Parker will likely need a lawyer after Far From Home, so Matt Murdock would be a cool fit) or maybe even Doctor Strange II (Doctor Stranger, surely?).

And, just to add to the fun, Wilson Fisk/Kingpin star Vincent D’Onofrio had this to say when asked if the MCU would ever put his villain up against Tom Holland’s Spider-man:

Now, it’s not much of a response, but the word ‘astonishing’ does have certain  connections to Spidey, so I’m taking it as hopeful.

Now, while this is all just wishful thinking right now, I was a really, really big fan of Daredevil and Punisher on Netflix and, while I didn’t really like the other shows, I thought the characters and especially cast (well, maybe not Iron Fist) were superb, so having them join the MCU main would be awesome… although there is still a massive disconnect between the Marvel movies and the dark tone of the streaming shows.

What say you all?

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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….