Kevin Feige Suggests ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Might Be Too Crowded For Netflix Heroes

Oct 21, 2016


While speaking at a Doctor Strange press conference, Marvel’s Kevin Feige was asked by Collider about the possibility of The Defenders playing a role in Avengers: Infinity War.

His quotes on being hesitant to include them seemingly reflects why a lot of us believe they won’t be showing up, the film might be already too crowded with cinematic characters.

thanos_black-order_“I think it’s extremely impressive what Netflix has done and it will be the same answer I always give, which is, “It all depends on timing.” It all depends on how to do it because I don’t think what anybody wants to do is have such important characters show up for one second. Black Panther and Spider-Man to me are the high bar in Civil War of how you can bring in new characters into something. Vision and Ultron, Wanda and Pietro in Ultron. And it takes a lot of screentime, and it takes a lot of work. Infinity War has a lot of people in it already. So it just depends on how we could figure it out.”

Thanos will likely have his own villainous team by his side with Cull Obsidian/Black Order and The Skrulls possibly making their cinematic debut.

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The Black Order is a group of ruthless aliens that work for Thanos. They help Thanos into razing worlds where they demand tribute. When Corvus Glaive sent one of their Outriders to find a new world to raze, the Outrider targeted Earth. The Black Order arrive on Earth in search of the Infinity Gems, which are under the control of the Illuminati. Each member of the Order targets a member of the Illuminati with varying degrees of success.


Feige recently hinted that The Illuminati could be apart of the film too. Giving us the impression that Black Bolt and the Inhumans could quite possibly get their introduction in the film.

There’s also Namor and his Atlanteans.

Marvel Cinematic Characters We Expect Will Be In Infinity War

  1. Iron Man
  2. Captain America
  3. Hulk
  4. Thor
  5. Black Widow
  6. Hawkeye
  7. Scarlet Witch
  8. Vision
  9. Falcon
  10. Winter Soldier
  11. Thanos
  12. Death (Hela?)
  13. Doctor Strange
  14. Star-Lord
  15. Gamora
  16. Drax
  17. Rocket
  18. Groot
  19. Mantis
  20. Nebula
  21. Yondu
  22. Ayesha
  23. Valkyrie
  24. Ancient One
  25. Nick Fury
  26. Maria Hill
  27. Agent 13
  28. War Machine
  29. Black Dwarf (Black Order)
  30. Corvus Glaive (Black Order)
  31. Ebony Maw (Black Order)
  32. Proxima Midnight (Black Order)
  33. Supergiant (Black Order)
  34. Carol Danvers (maybe)
  35. Black Panther (maybe)
  36. Ant-Man (maybe)
  37. Spider-Man (maybe)
  38. Namor (maybe)
  39. Black Bolt (maybe)
  40. Medusa (maybe)
  41. Karnak (maybe)
  42. Gorgon (maybe)
  43. Triton (maybe)
  44. Crystal (maybe)
  45. Lockjaw (maybe)
  46. Maximus The Mad (maybe)
  47. Adam Warlock (maybe)
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You can start to see why adding Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Daredevil might become problematic and a little pointless.


The Defenders happens to be shooting it’s thirteen episode season this November, at the same time as Infinity War shoots. Making the idea of including them even more complicated, as they’ll be way too busy shooting that series.

While some fans want every single Marvel character under the umbrella to be included into Avengers: Infinity War, there is going to be a point where they’ll need to scale back characters and cinematic ones will of course take priority. There’s also the major headache of cameos eating-up screen time, which likely wouldn’t be servicing the plot, but servicing the fans.

I get that in people’s minds a superhero film with an infinite amount of characters could work for them. Realistically, that won’t work if they’re attempting to tell a coherent three act story.


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