Kevin Feige: Marvel movies referencing TV shows is ‘inevitable’
A new canon of sorts seems to be emerging in the Marvel Universe. With the Marvel Cinematic Universe now co-existing with such hugely successful Marvel TV series as Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel boss Kevin Feige says we can expect the movies to coherently co-exist with the worlds created in the TV shows.
Speaking about this at a recent event to promote the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron on DVD and VOD, Feige said:
“I think that’s inevitable at some point as we’re plotting the movies going forward and they’re doing the shows.”
However, we haven’t seen much of this storyline unity across the Marvel movie and TV formats just yet, due to scheduling issues. As Feige explained of the Marvel TV producers:
“It’s easier for them. They’re more nimble and faster and produce things quicker than we do, which is one of the main reasons you see the repercussions of Winter Soldier and Age of Ultron in the show. Going forward and certainly as they begin to do more shows and cast them with such great actors as they have — particularly Daredevil — that that may occur. A lot of it is by the time we start doing a movie, they’d be midway through a season; by the time it comes out they’d be done with the second, starting the third season. Finding timing on that is not always easy.”
Some TV borne plot points we are yet to see in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are Agent Phil Coulson being magically alive in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., after being killed off in 2012’s The Avengers, and an increasing number of vigilante superheroes emerging in Hell’s Kitchen, New York.
When asked if someone like Kingpin (played by Vincent D’Onforio in the Marvel’s Daredevil Netflix series) could make for a good Spider-Man movie villain, Feige responded with “That would probably be the cool thing to do”.
We just hope that he and head of the Marvel TV division Jeph Loeb sit down and agree on bringing some of our favourite characters and stories across the small-screen/big-screen divide very soon.