Marvel movie and TV crossover - Kevin Feige

Most people working behind the scenes of Marvel Studios have been doubtful at best regarding the chances of a crossover happening between the films and TV shows of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Kevin Feige didn’t rule it out but said “it all depends on timing” while Jeph Loeb said coordinating schedules to make it work can be difficult when you consider how fast-paced a television show’s schedule is compared to a movie.

On the other end of the spectrum, after making the jump from film to television, Clark Gregg lamented that “corporate stuff” was keeping a crossover from happening while his Agents of SHIELD co-star Chloe Bennett was a little more critical of Marvel Studios for essentially ignoring their ABC show.

Now Kevin Feige sounds somewhat more amiable about a Marvel movie and TV crossover happening, though he makes it sound like it won’t be happening anytime soon. Find out what the Marvel Studios boss had to say below.

io9 spoke to Kevin Feige recently, and they said that he sounded much more optimistic about the chances of a crossover. Specifically, they asked about whether seeing a character appear in a Marvel TV shows rules out the possibility of having that character appear in a Marvel movie. Here’s what Feige said on the matter:

“Not necessarily. The future’s a long time. So, the truth is, I don’t really know, but there are a lot of TV shows being made, and hopefully we’ll continue to make a lot of movies. At some point, there’s going to be a crossover. Crossover, repetition, or something.”

It sounds like Feige is indicating that sometime down the road a crossover between film and television is inevitable. However, that last part where Feige says “repetition” also hints at the possibility of characters from the TV side of things getting a big screen reboot in the future. There’s a lot that can still happen before Marvel starts rebooting their more prominent characters, but since there are various iterations of all superheroes in the comic books, we’ll undoubtedly see different version of those characters brought to the big or small screen.

If I were to predict what will happen as the Marvel Cinematic Universe goes on, I would guess that the cosmic side of the MCU will eventually lead to the revelation that there are parallel universes where alternate versions of superheroes like Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Spider-Man and more exist. That’s pure speculation on my part, but that feels like the easiest way to reboot franchises while still keeping the mythology of the original MCU intact and connected to the movies and TV shows that will happen in the distant future.

What do you think?

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