While fans are patiently waiting for some official confirmation that their favorite Marvel Television actors might be making their way to the hard-canon Marvel Cinematic Universe by reprising their roles, it’s starting to sound like Marvel is indeed moving on from all that and might see the Disney+ shows as the true cohesive connection between film and television.
The Playlist’s Rodrigo Perez caught this statement from longtime Marvel Studios producer Nate Moore from the Marvel Studios: ASSEMBLED special covering the filming of The Falcon & The Winter Soldier, where he essentially states that the Disney+ shows is the first time that their cinematic and television universes have been combined, seemingly ignoring the Jeph Loeb era of Marvel Television on ABC and Netflix.
MOORE: “When Disney+ was announced we realized that there was an opportunity to interweave a cinematic universe with a television universe which has never been done before.”
While the audio is a little fuzzy you can watch that clip below.
WandaVision seemingly helped to tease things like Captain Marvel 2, Secret Invasion (Skrull cameo) and the motivations of Wanda in Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness. Falcon & Winter Soldier obviously could be directly connected to Captain America 4 and could also link to things like Armor Wars and whatever project that will use John Walker’s U.S. Agent. Unlike things like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Netflix shows, there isn’t a grey area, all these projects take place directly in the hard-canon Marvel Cinematic Universe and sort of impact each other.
The only real time that the films acknowledged the show was with Avengers: Endgame’s Jarvis cameo using Agent Carter actor James D’Arcy briefly in the role. It’s worth mentioning that Carter was a Captain America: The First Avenger spinoff show executive produced by Kevin Feige that had been co-created by Avengers: Endgame screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Agent Carter was originally spawned from a short directed by Marvel Studios’ Louis D’Esposito. Louis and Avengers: Endgame’s Joe Russo directing an episode a piece in Season 1.
This isn’t terribly surprising as when Kevin Feige was becoming Marvel’s chief creative officer and re-branding Marvel Television as Marvel TV Studios, a bulk of the television projects had been given the axe including the Netflix shows starting the path for Marvel Studios to have complete oversight on the television side with the exit of Jeph Loeb. While there has been a huge focus on those character rights reverting back to Marvel, the studio has yet to announce any plans to use them in the near future outside of Kevin Feige’s comments about being simply open to the idea.
SOURCE: MARVEL STUDIOS