The Marvel Cinematic Universe has expanded beyond cinemas. After films including “Iron Man,” “Captain America” and “The Avengers” established an interconnected world of superhero stories, Marvel extended that world to the ABC television network with “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and to Netflix with “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” Luke Cage” and most recently “Iron Fist.” The TV shows exist in the same universe as the films, so could we ever see a big screen/small screen crossover? Not likely according to actor Anthony Mackie.
Mackie has played Sam Wilson, aka Falcon, in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (2014), “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015), “Ant-Man” (2015) and “Captain America: Civil War” (2016). But as reported by Screen Geek, Mackie spoke at Wizard World Cleveland and shot down the idea of a film and TV Marvel collaboration. He explained, “Different universes, different worlds, different companies, different designs. [Marvel Studios president] Kevin Feige is very specific about how he wants the Marvel Universe to be seen in the film world. It wouldn’t work. It wouldn’t work at all.”
Do you agree with Mackie? Would it be impossible to marry the styles and sensibilities of the different Marvel properties? Who wouldn’t want to see a collaboration between Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson)? Or Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Captain America (Chris Evans)? Or Falcon (Mackie) and Daredevil (Charlie Cox)? For now it looks like those team-ups will have to stay relegated to fan-fiction.
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