Kevin Feige Says “Perhaps Someday” Marvel’s Netflix Characters Will Join The MCU

Marvel Studios has done a good job of keeping their characters under the umbrella, with the acquisition of Fox a big part of that. However, there are still a few outliers that things aren’t so certain about, and no, I’m not talking about Spider-Man and Sony because we know that situation. I’m talking about the characters Marvel sent to Netflix, including Daredevil, Punisher, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage. What’s up with them? Can we expect to see them in a Marvel movie or TV series anytime soon?

Kevin Feige was asked this question during the recent TCAs (via Deadline), and he didn’t shut the door on it. In fact, he left it very much open…

“I think we probably could do it, I think a lot of that stuff comes back to us,” said Feige. “There’s always rumors online about things reverting, sometimes that’s true, sometimes it’s not, but I’m not exactly sure of the exact contracts but perhaps someday.”

Rumors about the rights to the Defenders characters are always floating around, but have perked up of late. Some have even begun to guess that Matt Murdock aka Daredevil will turn up in the newly-titled Spider-Man: No Way Home as Parker’s defense attorney. Probably not, but you never know. And even if Marvel does use these characters again, there’s no guarantee they’ll be played by the same actors. Although I have to say if anybody deserves to be in the MCU it’s Krysten Ritter. Make it happen.




Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.