Were you hoping to see the members of Marvel‘s upcoming The Defenders pop up in 2018 & 2019’s two-part Avengers: Infinity War? Well, it sounds like that might not be something that’s currently on the table. While speaking with the website SUPER Interessante at Comic-Con Experience, co-director Anthony Russo was asked about the possibility of seeing the four street level Marvel characters appearing in the upcoming two-part event and stated the following on the matter.
“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!”
It’s worth noting that recently there has been a lot of talk about a divide between the film and television divsion, could Russo’s comments show just how much of a divide there really is? There’s also the more likely possibility that they simply just don’t want to overstuff the film.
There’s going to be so many new characters introduced and popping up already that the inclusion of four more just might be a bit much and cheapen other appearances. I’m right there with you when it comes to wanting to see all of our favorites together. However, if the inclusion of said characters could perhaps hurt the Avengers film, why force it? Let us know your thoughts on the Russo’s comments in the section below.
Source: SUPER Interessante