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When it comes to crossovers, Marvel Studios and the MCU are the best in the biz, but that's only when you're factoring in the movie side of things. Over in the TV half, you'd be lucky to have someone in Daredevil say the word "Chitauri." A true crossover between the movie and TV characters of the MCU is understandably difficult to pull off, but fans still cling to the hope that one day the Defenders or Agents of S.H.IE.L.D. will get their shot at the big time with the Avengers. Never one to crush fans, Kevin Feige offers a bit more hope to cling to.
While the movie franchise of the MCU has grown to incorporate dozens and dozens of characters over the years, the TV landscape has changed substantially in recent years. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn't just stand alone now, with six Netflix series (though, The Defenders combines four of them), and Cloak and Dagger, New Warriors, Runaways, and Inhumans all coming up fast. The TV side is bigger than ever, but will none of these characters ever make it to a movie? When asked by io9 if we should just give up, Feige responded with:
Not necessarily. The future's a long time. So, the truth is, I don't really know, but there are a lot of TV shows being made, and hopefully we'll continue to make a lot of movies. At some point, there's going to be a crossover. Crossover, repetition, or something.
Despite being the King of Marvel Studios (note: may not be official title), Kevin Feige doesn't have much to do with the various TV shows that are appearing on various networks. If he did, he probably would have died from exhaustion years ago. So, he can't make any concrete promises of bringing movie and TV characters together due to the logistical difficulties of such a task. But Marvel will run out of ideas one day, and when that day comes, it's got those nice TV characters all waiting to be played with.
Kevin Feige does offer one interesting option in "repetition." Assumedly, that means a Marvel TV character coming over to the movies but with a different actor. For example, if Jessica Jones ever made it into a movie, she wouldn't necessarily be played by Krysten Ritter, but would probably still attempt to keep the continuity intact. Honestly, that's not an option I'm in favor of, but we've probably got a long time before we have to worry about something like that.
There's a whole ton of Marvel projects -- both TV and film -- coming down the pipeline, but the most urgent is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which is out in theaters right now. For everything Marvel, make sure to check back in with CinemaBlend.