The Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to get much bigger next year with Captain America: Civil War, the first of Marvel's nine Phase Three movies which culminates with the two-part epic adventure Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 in 2018 and 2019. At the same time, another corner of the Marvel universe is being explored with the Netflix TV shows Marvel's Daredevil, which is currently streaming, Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Marvel's Luke Cage and Marvel's Iron Fist. These shows, which have already been confirmed to be a part of the MCU, will all converge with the miniseries The Defenders, although it isn't known when that will air. Today we have a new rumor from Bleeding Cool that reveals all of The Defenders will be present for Avengers: Infinity War Part 2.
No specific details were given as to how they may fit into the story, but it's certainly possible that the immense battle for the Infinity Stones will take place in New York, where the Avengers Tower is located. All of these Netflix shows are set in New York as well, so it's certainly feasible that they could cross over and join Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Of course, no story details have been given just yet, since Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War) were just recently confirmed to write the script. The writers will be reuniting with directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo for the two-part project.
Next month's Avengers: Age of Ultron will set up a brand new team of Avengers, and it was also recently rumored that none of the original heroes will even be present for Avengers: Infinity War Part 1, although they all come back into the fold to fight Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War Part 2. While that is not confirmed at this time, if all of the original heroes are coming back to fight Thanos, it would make sense that they also call in some reinforcements from across town, The Defenders, as well. What do you think about this rumor? Chime in with your thoughts and stay tuned for more details below.