Marvel’s Delays Due to COVID Could Help Bring The Defenders in the MCU

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Marvel fans might be disappointed that Marvel has been forced to delay the release of Black Widow, however, new reports suggest that the delays caused by the spread of COVID-19 might mean the eventual appearance of the Defenders in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Sure, COVID-19 might have negatively impacted the entertainment industry, however, the pandemic has also allowed studios to reassess their current projects. Right now, the creative teams of upcoming films like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, and Shang-Chi all have extra time to fine tune their scripts before production begins again.

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According to We Got This Covered, the delays brought on by the spread of the novel coronavirus also gives room for Marvel to prepare for the arrival of the Defenders.

There might have been a whole lot of disappointment when Netflix axed its hit Marvel series Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher, and The Defenders however, the entertainment news outlet says that there have been reports saying that Marvel has already reacquired the rights to these heroes.

This might come as a bit of a surprise knowing that Netflix has a stipulation in its contract with Marvel saying that it can't use any of the characters involved in the series until two years after the shows' cancellation. However, there have also been multiple reports circulating on the internet saying that Marvel has plans to integrate Daredevil in Spider-Man 3, Jessica Jones in Captain Marvel 2, and Iron First in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Let's wait and see whether Marvel really does bring in the Netflix heroes in Phase 4 of the MCU.

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