Fans of both the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe and Marvel’s TV offerings found hope of a potential platform crossover in Avengers: Infinity War. However, one actor who plays a key role within the MCU recently shared his thoughts that a dream crossover is simply impossible.
The actor in question is Anthony Mackie who plays the role of The Falcon/James Rhodes in some MCU films. Among the installments he appeared in include Ant-Man and Captain America: Civil War.
An article from Screen Geek relays the actor’s statement about how a crossover wouldn’t work between entries from different platforms. The source quotes Mackie as saying:
“Different universes, different worlds, different companies, different designs. Kevin Feige 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.”
The actor shared the statement at Wizard World Cleveland. Consequently, Screen Geek recalls that Mackie is not the first actor to offer the sentiment.
The source notes a previous statement by Daredevil‘s Charlie Cox who said that he and co-star Elden Henson haven’t been invited in conversations where decisions about potential crossovers happen. Hence, Cox deduces that a potential crossover, although thrilling, won’t likely happen.
Where Hopes of a Movie-TV Crossover for Infinity War Emerged
Despite fans’ desire for a crossover, the appearance of TV characters in the films still felt a distant dream. However, one man could be blamed for fueling hope for this possibility: Robert Downey, Jr.
Last year, the actor re-tweeted an Avengers: Infinity War poster bearing the names of both film and Marvel TV actors. The re-tweet gained the attention of fans who wondered whether this was a hint that TV actors would at least drop by in Infinity War. However, fans’ hopes were later crushed after the poster was simply dismissed as fan-made.
As of January this year, /Film lists that the official actors appearing in Infinity War include Downey as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye and Chris Hemsworth as Thor. Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow and Mackie’s Falcon earns the label “very likely.” You can check out the complete list in /Film’s article.
The first part of Avengers: Infinity War releases May 2018. Meanwhile, a second untitled film eyes a 2019 release date. Catch Marvel’s TV entries in Netflix and ABC.
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