The movies and TV shows of Marvel basically occur in the same universe but the amount of crossover between the two has been next to none. Finally the star of Avengers, Anthony Mackie spoke of why the two mediums barely intersect in a Q&A session at Wizard World Cleveland that took place last weekend, Mackie who plays the role of Falcon said that the boss of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige basically holds a tight incumbency over events in the cinematic universe. Here’s what he said through ScreenGeek,
“Different universes, different worlds, different companies, different designs, Kevin is very specific about how he wants the Marvel Universe to be seen in the film world. It wouldn’t work. It wouldn’t work at all.”
Previously, there have been crossovers between Marvel TV shows and movies. Agent Peggy Carter initiated as a character in Captain America before being featured in her own short-lived TV show. Clark Gregg has previously played Agent Coulson in the movies of the Avengers and the TV show; Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as there are references to the big screen superheroes in Daredevil, the Netflix show.
On the other hand, currently there has been no crossover at all between the two mediums. As Mackie notes, Marvel TV operates apart from Marvel Studios. Additionally, the different production schedules of the two have meant that lining events up in order is a tough task.
Feige spoke of the obstacles included in crossing over movies and TV, in 2015. Here’s what he said:
“It’s easier for Marvel TV; they’re more nimble and faster and produce things quicker than we do. A lot of it is by the time we start doing a movie, they’d be midway through a season; by the time it comes out they’d be done with the second, starting the third season. Finding timing on that is not always easy.”