The director of Spider-Man: Homecoming shatters Netflix’s Daredevil crossover expectations.
SPIDER-MAN: Director James Gunn has spoken out about the Netflix-produced Marvel Cinematic Universe episodes, such as Daredevil, and how they are no longer canon in the ongoing franchise.
Fans of the franchise were happy to see some lesser stories being told in the ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe when Netflix launched some Marvel episodes, including Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and The Defenders (MCU). Meanwhile, when Tom Holland stepped into the role of Peter Parker on the big screen, fans hoped that Spider-Man would connect with these individuals in the same way that he had in the comic books. Their authenticity has been put into question after those episodes were canceled and Disney began producing their own MCU TV shows for Disney Plus.
Gunn, the director of Guardians of the Galaxy, recently took to Twitter to discuss his next picture The Suicide Squad.
During the online chat, the director disclosed that numerous MCU performers have appeared in DC Extended Universe films, listing JK Simmons, Randall Park, and Taika Waititi as examples.
When asked about other MCU-based shows like Agent Carter and Agents of SHIELD, Gunn argued they were never tied to the developing MCU.
“Adding [John Glover],” a fan wrote to Gunn. He appeared in the DCEU’s Shazam and the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Agent Carter.” (sic)
“Not including pre-Wandavision shows in the MCU,” Gunn said.
In the MCU, pre-Wandavision shows are not included.
That isn’t correct. There was never any coordination between the early Marvel TV shows and the Marvel Studios films, as there is now that they’re all under the same umbrella.
“Agent Carter and AOS are MCU,” a fan, SuperMarvel19, replied to Gunn, to which the director retorted, “According to whom?”
“According to Marvel,” the movie enthusiast continued. So far, Disney has said the same thing. But you can watch whatever you want.”
“That is incorrect,” Gunn clarified. There was never any coordination between the previous TV programs and the Marvel Studios side of things as there is now because they’re all under the same roof.”
If what Gunn claims is correct, then all of Daredevil’s, Agents of SHIELD’s, and the rest of The Defenders’ exploits are no longer true.
This is a tremendous disappointment for fans of the franchise who have been waiting for Daredevil to appear with Spider-Man for a long time.
Spider-Man and Daredevil have a “Brinkwire Summary News” in the Marvel comic books.