In my opinion, the reason behind the colossal success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has something to do with the franchise not relying on just one character or superteam. As we've seen through the years, the Marvel universe is constantly evolving or "expanding" if you will, and having it revolve around the same set of heroes alone could end up being disastrous.
Besides the Earth's Mightiest Heroes, we've seen other superteams like the Guardians of the Galaxy become key players in the MCU while other notable characters like the Eternals, Fantastic 4, and X-Men are also set to join the franchise in the future.
However, fans have been dying to see one team officially join the franchise and that is The Defenders. Currently, the rights to some of the characters still belong to Netflix but over the last couple of months, heroes like Daredevil and Jessica Jones have returned home to Marvel and it gave fans renewed hope that we'll get to see them in the MCU soon.
Recently, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige said that he's always open to bringing in more characters to the fold and that includes The Defenders. And although Netflix's Marvel series aren't exactly canon to the MCU, they can always work something out.
Now, Jessica Jones actress Krysten Ritter is sparking speculation that she could turn up in the MCU. The actress apparently liked a tweet from Deadline about the existing Marvel properties that could potentially return under the MCU banner. Check it out here:
Of course, Ritter expressing her approval of Feige's statement doesn't really say much but you know what they say, you can never say never. Honestly, if Marvel Studios really knew what's best for their billion-dollar franchise, they should just rehire everyone from the Netflix shows and bring them in. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens next.
Meanwhile, The Defenders is available on Netflix.
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