Although Marvel’s movies and TV shows take place in the same universe, the relationship between the two has been largely one-sided. The events on the big screen often loom in the background of what’s happening on the small screen, and the occasional supporting character from the movies has dropped by Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter. However, we have yet to see any of the television characters (i.e. introduced on TV) team up with the Avengers and the other major cinematic heroes, but that may change in the near future.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told io9 that as these TV shows get bigger and more popular, it’s inevitable that eventually there will be collusion between the two mediums. Said Feige:
As those [shows] come out, as those get into the culture I think they’re, just like what happens in the movies, tools in the toolbox for some of those shows. And what happens on those shows could be tools in the tool box of the movies. I think that’ll happen at some point.
Back in March, Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb said that before any "co-mingling" could happen, the audience would need to become more familiar with the characters on the ABC and Netflix shows. However, a rumor back in April said that Marvel may be planning to include Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and the other Netflix heroes in Avengers: Infinity War Part II. Aside from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. introducing the Inhumans in Season 2, the TV shows have yet to make a substantial impact on what’s happening in the movies, as opposed to many cases of the opposite being true. The least they could do is give a few of the TV characters pop in for a small appearance in one of these movies, or, if that rumor is true, help out fighting Thanos in 2019.
While an exact date for a movie/TV crossover is uncertain, Marvel TV won’t have any problems expanding on its own in the meantime. Jessica Jones is scheduled to air later this year, followed by Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and the Defenders miniseries. It was also recently announced that Daredevil Season 2 will feature the titular hero fighting Jon Bernthal’s Punisher. Meanwhile on broadcast, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will introduce the Secret Warriors in September, and when Agent Carter returns in January, she’ll be adventuring in Los Angeles, which will have her cross paths with new period Marvel characters.
If you’re looking to jump into what Marvel TV has to offer, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 3 will premiere on ABC on September 29, while Daredevil Season 2 is scheduled to air on Netflix sometime in 2016.