Russo Brothers Talks Challenges On Including Netflix Marvel Characters In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Avengers: Infinity War

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is continuing to grow year after year both on the big screen as well as the small screen and digital platforms. One thing that we have yet to see though is the television side make it into the film franchises which is something that fans have been wanting to see for a long time ever since Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. kicked off back in 2013 on ABC.

The creative teams behind both divisions have in the past spoken about that while it isn’t impossible for television characters to appear in the films, scheduling and logistics is really tricky. Recently, BadTaste.It spoke with Anthony and Joe Russo, directors of Captain America: Civil War, which opens this week, as well as the giant two-parter for Avengers: Infinity War that will begin filming this year. In the interview, they were asked about what the possibilities are for Marvel characters on the Netflix shows to pop up in the third Avengers installment, to which Joe Russo said the following.

“The Marvel Universe is sprawling – the Marvel Cinematic Universe is enormous. Just think of all the characters that haven’t been introduced yet that are going to be introduced by the time that we’re working on Infinity War. We have a tough task just telling the stories of the characters who exist [on the big screen] in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, let alone adding the entire Marvel Television universe.

He also followed up with some hope for Marvel fans out there that want to see it happen, while also reminding what the main focus is for the story of Avengers: Infinity War.

“Anything is possible in the Marvel Universe. It’s certainly something we’re considering. But our focus is on telling the stories of the characters that currently exist on the movie side.”

Do you want to see Netflix characters or even characters from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. show up in the two-parter? Let us know in the comments below.

Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Part are set to come out in theaters on May 4, 2018 and May 3, 2019, respectively. Marvel’s Daredevil (Season 1 and 2) and Jessica Jones are available from streaming on Netflix, with Marvel’s Luke Cage set to come out on Friday, September 30 and Marvel’s Iron Fist, which is currently filming, being released on Netflix sometime in 2017.

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Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.


    All this nicey-nice talk, is just their way of brushing off the fact that the MCU isn’t as “connected” as they tried to lead people to think it was. These characters will NEVER show up in the movies, and vice versa.

    • Marquis de Sade

      Did you hear bvs won’t make your predicted $900 million? – It’ll be lucky to make $875 million. You’ll be in prayers.

    • Mohd Nazri

      Here comes the samurai!!! 😀

      • SAMURAI36


    • batghost

      Just like Spider-Man will NEVER show up in a Marvel movie.

  • AlphaBlu

    Remember that time when Alfre Woodard played a small role in Civil War and then when she was done went off to play a completely different character in a Marvel Netflix series? I do.

    Somewhere Jeph Loeb is sitting in a dark room, sobbing, saying “It’s all connected!” to himself over and over again.

    It’s not Jeph. It never was.

    • SAMURAI36


    • Jay

      Hey, remember that time when some nerd on the internet thought that actors were only allow to play a single character in a shared universe, and that it somehow proved a point? That was funny.

      • AlphaBlu

        ATTN: Mr. Pot.

        MESSAGE READS: You are black!

        FROM: Mr. Kettle.

        Try harder.

  • ShadowGuardian

    As long as Daredevil appears in Infinity War, I’ll be happy.

    • SAMURAI36

      Uhmm, they already said that wasn’t happening.

      • Axxell

        LOL! Oh, how badly do you wish someone actually outright said that…

        • AlphaBlu

          Yeah, no one outright said that. I don’t think he will, but no one has stated it as fact.