Ever since Marvel Studios began launching their television projects, fans wondered if we would see characters from the different mediums crossing over. While numerous characters from the films have popped up on Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., we’ve yet to see any of the television characters make their way to the big screen. While speaking with /Film, producer Nate Moore was asked about the possibility of seeing this happen and had the following to say on the subject.
I think it’s possible for sure. It’s interesting that the TV timeline and the film timeline moves so differently because they tell stories so quickly because they have 10 to 22 episodes. So sometimes it’s just hard for those things to line up perfectly. But we love that idea of ultimately, say a Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Punisher, Agents of SHIELD, maybe there’s a way to get ‘em back in there as long as it makes sense for our storytelling and doesn’t prohibit them from telling a story.
We say ‘oh, this happened to Daredevil somewhere in the future’ and they go ‘Well, that’s not what the TV show wants us to do.’ We don’t want that to start to feel like there’s friction so we haven’t figured out how to do it but we’d love to do it.
Fully agree with Moore’s comments. One of the issues I have with the constant complaint is that while I would like to see these characters on the big screen, it might conflict with the stories that these series are telling due to the concurrent timelines. I’m glad that they aren’t ruling it out but would prefer that they don’t do it unless they can find a way to make it work just right. While I understand the urge to see certain characters interact, it really all comes down to how it works for the story.
Do these characters need to show up in order to “prove” that “it’s all connected”? Does an Avenger have to make a cameo in Daredevil in order to establish that he is a part of their universe? Not at all. Look at the comics for example. We know these characters all exist in the same universe and work on their own. Crossovers are fun and a great treat but as long as we’re getting solid stories, let’s not force things for the sake of fan service.
In my eyes the point of a shared universe isn’t crossovers. I see it as a way to make a richer universe for these characters to live in. I’ve been more than happy with the content that Marvel television has been delivering which allows fans to venture into different corners across the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sometimes you just need to sit back and enjoy the ride people. Sound off with your thoughts on the subject in the comment section below.