Avengers: Infinity War Directors On Why Crossover With Marvel Shows Is Impossible

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One common question fans ask about Avengers: Infinity War is why there aren't any heroes from the television programs. While it makes sense for the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to miss out, being trapped in the future and all, characters like Daredevil, Iron Fist, The Runaways, and The Inhumans have less of an excuse.

The Russo Brothers have actually given an answer that makes sense. Not in terms of the film's universe unfortunately but from a filmmaking standpoint.

Speaking with French Publication The Premiere (via Screen Rant), the Russos explained that juggling the continuity is hard work. They had to speak with the directors of the previous MCU films for consistency and having to console with the showrunners would be too much.

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Add that there are about 60 characters that the film will be focusing on and it becomes more understandable as to why Jessica Jones won't be punching a random alien.

"We have considered everything. But the trick is that we already have at least sixty characters with whom we must tell a story! And it's hard enough to communicate with Taika Waititi, Ryan Coogler, Scott Derrickson, Peyton Reed and James Gunn at the same time, not to add all the showrunners and TV crews to this. The latter is also led by totally different people. So it's practically impossible. Our job is to focus on the Marvel film world and offer a satisfying climax."

For the sake of making the various television shows feel like they're in the same universe as the films, we can only hope that they acknowledge the events of Infinity War and maybe even take on some of the leftover aliens. It's better than just ignoring it.

Avengers: Infinity War comes out on April 27.


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