Brazilian entertainment website, Super Interessante, chatted with Captain America: Civil War co-director Anthony Russo about including The Defenders — Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) and Iron Fist (TBA) — to his next Marvel project(s), Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Part 2.
Note: Russo's responses were published in Portuguese and have been translated to English.
"It's complicated," Russo said. "When we start to serialize the telling of stories is difficult. You have to have a lot of control and focus on the course of history. The films are controlled by a group led by Kevin Feige, so they function as a unit. Other products, even if they are from Marvel, are controlled by others. Then there is the possibility of a crossover, but is more complicated. It is a smaller version of the problem that exists when thinking that Fox has the rights to certain characters, Sony and others. As storytellers, we only have control over what happens in Marvel movies, but everything is possible, Spider-Man (which has the right held by Sony) was possible!"
Before everyone starts clamoring for Marvel's street-level superhero team to be included in Avengers: Infinity War we should wait and see how they gel in their future Netflix series. Heck, we still don't even know who will be playing Iron Fist/Danny Rand in his series nor do we know who is going to be the showrunner. Point? Be patient.
Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 arrives in theaters May 4, 2018 and Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 will arrive May 3, 2019.