With a reported budget of $1 billion, Marvel and Disney appear to be throwing everything and the kitchen sink into Avengers: Infinity War. Many have speculated that this full-on war will bring together The Avengers universe with Guardians of the Galaxy and the Netflix series Defenders – made up of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. But is it possible?
Note: this interview has been translated from Portuguese.
“It’s complicated,” Russo told Brazilian site Super Interessante. “When we start to serialize the telling of stories is difficult. You have to have a lot of control and focus on the course of history. The films are controlled by a group led by Kevin Feige, so they function as a unit. Other products, even if they are from Marvel, are controlled by others. Then there is the possibility of a crossover, but is more complicated. It is a smaller version of the problem that exists when thinking that Fox has the rights to certain characters, Sony and others. As storytellers, we only have control over what happens in Marvel movies, but everything is possible, Spider-Man (which has the right held by Sony) was possible!”
So he’s saying that while it is difficult, it’s certainly not impossible for The Defenders to show up. We know that Charlie Cox is very interested in the idea when we spoke to him earlier this year, so time will tell on this front.
Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 is set for release on May 2nd 2018, followed by Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2 on May 3rd, 2019. You can listen the latest Defenders TV Podcast review of Jessica Jones using the player below: