Will the MARVEL Television Characters Ever Be Seen in the Films?

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
Will the MARVEL Television Characters Ever Be Seen in the Films?
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Unlike the DC Expanded Universe, the MARVEL Cinematic Universe, has successfully managed to keep the universe’s continuity intact, while keeping the two universes separate from each other. So far, they have managed to pull this off thanks to several references in the television shows, while the films don’t reference the shows at all. Based on an interesting interview done with “Captain America: Civil War” co-director Anthony Russo, it looks like things might stay the way it is, and there are good reasons as to why it ought to remain that way.

Fans of the MARVEL comic event “Civil War” have gotten over the fact that based on the MARVEL Cinematic Universe, some elements of the conflict had to be changed, and that it will not be an all out war between all the heroes in the known MARVEL comics universe.


However, with “Avengers: Infinity War I and II” coming up in a few years time, many are beginning to wonder whether the dynamics of the MARVEL Cinematic Universe. It is known today will change to allow heroes and teams to make the jump from the small screen to the big screen, such as the Inhumans from “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and Daredevil and Jessica Jones from the Netflix shows.

However, the likelihood of MARVEL changing this dynamic, which is, so far, working, based on a recent interview that Super Interessante had with “Civil War” and “Infinity War” co-director Anthony Russo, this possibility seems highly unlikely.

According to Comic Book Movie, the interview, which took place during the recently concluded Comic-Con Experience, explained how complicated things would get if they pushed through with an idea like that.

First off, Russo pointed out that the way that the stories are told between the movies and the shows are very different. It was especially as the television show’s stories are told are serialized. With the films, there is a particular endgame, but the variables can’t be too many, as it would be too difficult to handle when the heroes in the films are put together.

Secondly, the entities that create the films and the television shows, MARVEL Studios and MARVEL Television two divisions that are separate from each other, which also makes it difficult for the television show heroes to make the jump to the big screen.

However, Comic Book Movie added the fact that although this probably will not be happening anytime soon, the Russo’s would probably add the small screen heroes if, and only if, it suited the purpose of the film’s narrative.


So, for now, fans of the MARVEL Cinematic Universe should just relax and enjoy how the television shows reference the films, which means that they acknowledge the events that are happening in the films, and how sometimes, like with what they did with S.H.I.E.L.D. and the events of “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, sometimes, their activities do have an influence on their big screen counterparts.

Would you be alright with having the MARVEL Cinematic and television universe as it is now? If any of the television characters were to make it onto the small screen, which character would it be and in what movie would you want to see them in? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.