Why Netflix's Marvel Shows Haven't Shown Avengers Tower At All

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Marvel has committed to tying all their superhero features into one shared universe. So far they've done a pretty solid job, but there are some small omissions in other properties that take the realism out of it for some fans. One of those issues is the lack of the Avengers Tower in Marvel Netflix shows despite all of them taking place in New York City. Turns out Marvel has a reason why they haven't shown it at all, and Jeph Loeb was kind enough to explain why:

I think it's much more that we look at it from the point of view of "where are we?" and having to establish that along the way. In many ways, being less specific helps the audience understand that this could be on any street corner. Where we're sitting right now, I can see the Empire State Building, but if we were sitting 30 blocks that way, I wouldn't be able to see the Empire State Building. That doesn't mean it doesn't exist. It just means that we can't see it from where we are.

That's an awfully convienient response Jeph Loeb gave to Inverse, but passable all the same. New York City is a really massive place, so it is completely plausible that all of The Defenders are operating in areas that are just out of eyeshot from the former central hub of The Avengers. Still, one has to imagine that, out of all the places we've seen these Netflix heroes travel, it might appear in one shot, right?

Either way, it doesn't appear as though Marvel will be adding the Avengers Tower to their Netflix shows anytime soon. Tony Stark relocated The Avengers headquarters to upstate New York and sold the tower following the events of Captain America: Civil War, and things were being moved out of the building in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Marvel could still show the building in a future season of Jessica Jones or one of the other hero shows, but would it be as impressive if it's just some building that used to be important?

Whether or not fans believe Jeph Loeb's response that the shows intentionally left the tower out of shots to help "show this could be on any street corner," is another issue. Considering shows with lesser budgets manage to fake their logo on buildings, it doesn't seem like money would be an issue in making it happen, so Loeb's reasoning may be legit. It could also be that someone just never thought to include it, and Marvel saw fan complaints and have had guys like Loeb trained with this response should it come up in an interview.

Netflix's next Marvel show The Punisher finally has a release date, and fans will be able to jump into the world of Frank Castle on November 17th. For more on Netflix and their programming, be sure to check out our Netflix guide for a list of dates when shows will premiere. For a look at all fall programming as a whole, visit our fall premiere guide.

Mick Joest
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Mick Joest is a Content Producer for CinemaBlend with his hand in an eclectic mix of television goodness. Star Trek is his main jam, but he also regularly reports on happenings in the world of Star Trek, WWE, Doctor Who, 90 Day Fiancé, Quantum Leap, and Big Brother. He graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Radio and Television. He's great at hosting panels and appearing on podcasts if given the chance as well.