The directors of Avengers: Infinity War almost used the small-screen characters within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
While Avengers: Infinity War was already packed with more than 30 key principal heroes, the Defenders and Agents of SHIELD characters almost got pulled into the mix. Ultimately, it was a creative decision made based on the theatrical experience as this film was a culmination of 18 movies and was never intended to bring together our heroes from Netflix or cable.
“We made the briefest consideration of [including TV characters in Infinity War],” Anthony Russo told Variety. “When we’re alone in a room with [screenwriters Christopher] Markus and [Stephen] McFeely, we consider every idea. We like thinking of everything. But it seemed like the story that had been told within the movies was so specific and elaborate already that once we started working through the story, we knew we had our hands full just with this set of characters and narratives.”
In the mean time, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Colleen Wing are fighting their own battles on the ground level of New York City. On the other hand, the sibling directors never made much consideration of including the Fantastic Four or X-Men characters due to their being owned by Fox. Honestly, including the X-Men characters would’ve been overkill.
“I think just as far as where that specific deal is at right now, it’s not at the point where we can start working with those characters on a creative level yet,” Anthony Russo said. “We’d love to and hopefully it will all work out some day, but it’s not in the time frame of these movies that we’re making right now.”
Such a fact, however, has not stopped the Russo Brothers from having exciting ideas in mind for those Fox characters should they come back to Disney and Marvel Studios for inclusion in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Which character from the small screen you would’ve like to see in Avengers: Infinity War? Where were Ant-Man and the Wasp? Were they so small I couldn’t see them? Please let me know on Twitter @BlueJayHJB