Since the inception of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the calling card that has built the loyalty for fans has been the mantra ‘It’s All Connected’. That one phrase implies a unique promise to viewers that every film we put it out is created to tell one seamless story in the end. The record breaking Infinity War is evidence of that promise because every single hero and storyline that has been presented on screen was represented in that film.
However, there is a corner of the MCU that wasn’t represented and that was all of the heroes we have grown to love from all of Marvel TV shows. The screenwriters of Infinity War recently revealed that they had tossed around the idea of including Luke Cage into the New York battle sequence. As dope as it would have been to see Luke interact with Spider-Man and Tony Stark, we didnt get that and during an interview with Collider screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely elaborated on that decision. Check out their response below;
“We talk about that all the time.” says McFeely “In a movie this big, we certainly had the conversation ‘Should we put Luke Cage in this? Here we are in New York…’ that kind of stuff. As you could probably tell, it would be just a glorified cameo at this point. We’re trying to honor the MCU movies and if we then further tell the audiences, ‘Oh, you should also have a good knowledge from this streaming service over here that you may or may not be subscribing to.’ That’s really asking a lot. We’re already asking a lot.”
It makes sense not to include the Netflix heroes because it could be deemed as a disservice to the characters that Marvel Television has worked so hard to build and it would especially be confusing for viewers who are already having a hard time keeping track of the heroes that are already being packed onto the big screen.
But for other fans, they believe that if Infinity War and the upcoming Avengers 4 are supposed to be the culmination of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, you can’t exclude the Netflix heroes over a technicality. What do you think GOC fam? Do you agree with the writers or do you think that the Netflix heroes should have been included in the battle with Thanos and his children? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Avengers: Infinity War is currently in theaters everywhere. Avengers 4 snaps into theaters on May 3, 2019.