Let’s talk about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s all connected, if you want Jeph Loeb’s opinion. But not really. The heroes we see on the big screen may exist within the world of the Netflix series- as heroes like Captain America and Iron Man have been name dropped in Daredevil and Jessica Jones, for example- but not the other way around. The devil of Hell’s Kitchen or Harlem’s bulletproof hero aren’t even minor blips on Tony Stark’s radar. And this extends to Avengers Tower as well.
Now think about this: the Battle of New York in The Avengers is part of the way the Marvel Netflix series — more specifically Daredevil — have managed to integrate themselves into the MCU, as that battle is part of the reason that Hell’s Kitchen, for example, is so corrupt and crime-ridden. It brought about the existence of aliens to a much wider group of people beyond the costumed heroes and their allies. And yet despite these Marvel Netflix series taking place throughout New York, you never do see Avengers Tower in the background at any point.
At least, not within the shows themselves. One of the nice additions to the early promos and teasers for the first seasons of these shows, more specifically Daredevil and Jessica Jones, is that if you look carefully, like in the image above, you can actually make out Avengers Tower in the background. So for promotional materials and such, sure, there’s the tower. But when you sit and watch the shows themselves, that tower is nowhere to be seen. But it turns out that the tower does make another appearance.
An eagle-eyed Reddit user found that if you go to the Marvel Netflix series selection screen, you can see, in the background, that same Avengers tower. Not that the Avengers are even present at the moment. They do have a bit of a humanity-based problem on their hands. But it is a nice addition and reminder to those that while you’ll probably never see the Defenders cross paths with Tony Stark and company, they do coexist. Not that there was any doubt, though the Marvel Netflix series do take place basically in their own pocket of New York. Here, have a look:
And not that anyone needed reminding about these series taking place in the MCU, if the Marvel logo at the start of each episode wasn’t enough of an indication, but it’s there for those wondering. But then, with Iron Fist and Luke Cage getting the axe, you have to wonder how many more series will remain within this world and if they’ll still all be collected when Thanos is all done-I mean, when the shows come to an end, one way or another.
Had you noticed the Avengers Tower in the selection screen? And in the grand scheme of things, does this addition add much, if anything, for you? Let us know in the comments below.