Most fans didn't have any clue what Marvel had up their sleeve when they launched their Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008 with Iron Man. Producer Kevin Feige revealed in October that the two-part adventure Avengers: Infinity War Part I (May 4, 2018) and Avengers: Infinity War - Part II (May 3, 2019) will bring an end to a major part of the MCU, 11 years after it was first introduced. Director Anthony Russo, who will be taking the helm with his brother Joe Russo on both movies, made an appearance at Comic Con Experience in Brazil this past weekend, where he revealed to Super Interessante that it may be possible for Netflix heroes such as Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist to be featured in Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Avengers: Infinity War - Part II. But if it happens, it won't happen easily.
"It's complicated. When we start to serialize the telling of stories it's 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 it's more complicated. It is a smaller scale version of the problem that exists when remembering that Fox holds the rights to some of Marvel's most popular characters, as does Sony and others. As storytellers, we only have control over what happens in Marvel movies, but everything is possible, Spider-Man (whose rights were held by Sony) became possible!"
We know that all of the Netflix shows Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist are part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Luke Cage and Iron Fist are expected to arrive in 2016, with these characters converging with Daredevil and Jessica Jones to form The Defenders, which is expected to debut in 2017. Since all of these characters will have debuted before Avengers: Infinity War Part I arrived in 2018, it's possible that they may join Earth's Mightiest Heroes in their battle against the nefarious Thanos (Josh Brolin).
We reported in April that production will begin in late 2016 on both Avengers: Infinity War movies, with a massive nine-month shoot. Anthony Russo and Joe Russo will direct from a script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who wrote all three of the Captain America movies. No story details have been given yet, but the villainous Thanos and his quest to retrieve all of the Infinity Stones will certainly be a major part of the story.
Another report from October claimed that both Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Avengers: Infinity War - Part II could cost upwards of $1 billion, but that was never confirmed. What do you think about the possibility of Netflix heroes such as Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist joining Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Avengers: Infinity War - Part II? Chime in with your thoughts below, and stay tuned for more details.