The Marvel Cinematic Universe is the pinnacle of a multi-billion dollar franchise done right. I definitely feel comfortable in saying that.
Of course, while the movies are made to be a more palatable for audiences, the Marvel/Netflix shows are where the real humanistic stories are told.
Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and, more recently, Luke Cage have redefined what it is to tell stories within the superhero genre. Presenting brutal, down to earth, street-level of heroics that are equal parts cynical and optimistic (well in a weird way).
Most MCU fans do have one question: when are we going to see crossover between the films and the Netflix shows?
In an interview with Collider, Marvel boss Kevin Feige answered that question.
He said: “I think it’s extremely impressive what Netflix has done and it will be the same answer I always give, which is, “It all depends on timing.” It all depends on how to do it because I don’t think what anybody wants to do is have such important characters show up for one second.”
That sounds like you wanting to do something and your Mom saying “we’ll see”.
Granted, that is a lot of continuity to bring into the shows. Plus the street-level shows are grittier and darker than the films.
Add that into the fact that it would be tricky bringing these two properties together? My answer to this is that “timing” is not going to be for awhile yet.
So sorry people! It looks like we’re stuck waiting for awhile yet.