These days success for a big blockbuster franchise means having the biggest and most expansive cinematic universe on the block. Not only do the films interconnect, but entire television franchises have become integral in supplementing a studio's silver screen content. However, between Netflix and broadcast networks, it's Marvel Studios who has made a much more concerted effort towards bridging its film and TV universes.
That said, for all the interconnectivity we see in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there's definitely room to bring more characters over to the big screen. With that in mind we've compiled a list of five ways in which beloved Marvel TV characters could potentially cross over the movies in the very near future. Without further ado, let's get started with one of Marvel television's most popular heroines...
Peggy Carter: Ant-Man And The Wasp
One could make the legitimate argument that Hayley Atwell's Peggy Carter doesn't necessarily belong on this list as she has already featured heavily in the Marvel films. Having said that, she attained the bulk of her popularity during her run on her awesome solo series, Agent Carter, so she still fits the bill. Moving forward, Peggy cannot appear in any more contemporary Marvel movies (for obvious reasons) but she could easily show up in a flashback sequence, and there's no better opportunity for that than Ant-Man and the Wasp. The upcoming sequel will reportedly delve into Hank Pym's (Michael Douglas) early days with his wife Janet Van Dyne, and as such Peggy could factor into that narrative as one of Hank's colleagues at S.H.I.E.L.D., along with Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) and maybe even Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury.
Daredevil: Spider-Man: Homecoming
While we will concede that any of the New York-based Defenders could pop up in Spider-Man: Homecoming to make the acquaintance of Peter Parker (Tom Holland), Matt Murdock a.k.a Daredevil (Charlie Cox) seems like the best available option given the fact that they've crossed over numerous times in the comics and cartoons. In the same way that The Punisher (Jon Bernthal) served as a cautionary tale to Daredevil, the Man Without Fear could serve as a stern reminder that Peter Parker needs to maintain his optimism for fear of falling too far into darkness. It would present a fascinating balance between light and dark. We already know that Vulture will take on the role of Homecoming's primary villain, but seeing Daredevil and Spidey team up to take on Kingpin (Vincent D'Onofrio) during a brief interlude would be nothing short of amazing in terms of pure fan service.
Iron Fist: Doctor Strange
If Iron Fist (Finn Jones) is going to show up in any Marvel Cinematic Universe films, we can't think of a better place for that to happen than this November's Benedict Cumberbatch-fronted Doctor Strange. While the modus operandi of these characters differ greatly, both have origins and power-sets rooted firmly within the realm Eastern mystic arts. Marvel Studios will definitively introduce the notion of magic and mysticism into the MCU with Doctor Strange, and a brief but poignant cameo by Danny Rand a.k.a Iron Fist could help ease that concept into the world of the Marvel television universe. He doesn't need a major role, just an indication that magic exists outside of Stephen Strange's specific corner of the universe.
Daisy Johnson: Inhumans
Despite all of the delays and rumored cancellations, at this point in time it looks as though Marvel continues to have a vested interest in bringing an Inhumans movie to life on the silver screen. The task shouldn't be all that hard, as the studio has already laid the groundwork for the arrival of the Inhumans on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Although the ABC series has put the Inhumans story on the backburner recently, it doesn't change the fact that the film would greatly benefit from TV character (and recently revealed Inhuman) Skye a.k.a Daisy Johnson (Chloe Bennet) joining the fray. Inhumans may already be a hard sell for mainstream audiences, so the movie should use everything that the MCU has been building to get us onboard with its outlandish premise.
Jeri Hogarth: Anything Post Civil War
Even heroes break the law, and as such they need someone who can provide a proper legal defense when the public turns on them. Although Captain America: Civil War did a phenomenal job of tying up its many plot threads, the fact remains that the Sokovia Accords still very much exist within the Marvel Cinematic Universe -- making it difficult for non-registered superheroes to get anything done on the streets. The heroes of the MCU continue to need a voice that represents their interest, and that voice could take the form of Carrie Anne Moss' litigious Jeri Hogarth. This sort of enhanced role would mirror Hogarth's similar role in the literary version of Civil War, and continue to showcase the long-term consequences of the first Phase 3 film. Aside from that, it's just an easy way to get some proper LGBT representation into a Marvel film.