Kevin Feige On Crossing Over Marvel’s Film & TV Properties; Doesn’t Want To ‘Handcuff’ Creative Teams

A topic that frequently comes up when it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the possibility seeing some of their small screen characters make the jump to the big screen. Sure, we’ve seen a number of characters from the films make their way to some of these series but yet to see it occur the other way around. With the Marvel Cinematic Universe having so many properties running on different timelines, will we ever see the two fully crossover? Is there a major reason that it has yet to happen?

While speaking with Io9, Marvel Studios CEO Kevin Feige commented on the potential crossovers between the two in the future and revealed that one of the major factors that has kept it from happening has been the films being developed on a different timetable than the television shows.

It’s about finding the right way to do that. And the honest answer is, movies are developed so far in advance that a lot of those things [Inhumans, Hydra monsters, etc.] weren’t done when we started to film [Captain America: Civil War].

None of this means that Feige is against the idea. Quite the opposite. The Marvel Studios CEO is quite open to it if the opportunity is right. However, Feige is definitely against the idea of limiting the television divisions creative freedom by “handcuffing” them.

If we were to do something in a film that absolutely handcuffs what the team can do in season 2 of whatever show, they don’t want to be handcuffed. They shouldn’t be handcuffed. It’s just finding the right time and right place to do it.

If they could find the “right opportunity” that wouldn’t be a “disservice to the characters”? Sounds like Feige would be all for it.

Look, I love heroes. I love seeing as many heroes as possible interacting and surprising fans with their presence but, like Spider-Man, Ant-Man and Black Panther in this movie, like Falcon in Ant-Man, it just has to be absolutely blended with the story at hand, and not just, ‘Hey who is that who just drove past?’ That would be easy. We could do that in post—but that, I think, does a disservice to the characters.

With the growing fan demand for these crossovers, it really does just feel like a matter of time before one happens. What do you tihnk about Feige’s comments? Which characters do you want to see on the big screen? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below.

Source: iO9

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