Before Marvel and Sony joined forces to work on Spider-Man: Homecoming, one of the biggest questions comic book fans had is whether the superhero, owned by Sony, would ever join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After months of negotiations, the two studios worked out a deal to bring Spider-Man home, it seemed like anything was possible, but now fans are directing their attention to another part of the Marvel universe — its TV sector.
Now that Marvel has TV properties on ABC (Agents of SHIELD), Netflix (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Punisher and Defenders) and FX (Legion), the next question is whether there will ever be a crossover between the series. Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel TV, said that conversations are ongoing about trying to make that happen, but it all comes down to whether the different networks want to do it.
During a panel for Agents of SHIED at New York Comic Con, Loeb said that it was a fair question and one they’ve actively talked about.
“Stay tuned,” Loeb said to the crowd gathered.
In an interview with Screen Rant, Loeb added that there was a reason Marvel TV’s phrase is, “It’s All Connected,” but said in order for progression to be made on that front, conversations have occur between ABC, Netflix and FX. Marvel, unfortunately, can only encourage and facilitate the conversations between network executives. As a studio, it doesn’t actually hold any power over whether or not those crossovers occur.
That being said, Loeb reiterated it is Marvel’s overall goal to get crossovers started across all of its shows. While they won’t all exist within the same universe, in the same way that all of Netflix’s Marvel shows do, they can at least try to do what the CW and DC have accomplished with its Arrowverse and Supergirl formula.
For now, fans will have to be content with the way Marvel’s series have spread themselves out across television’s spectrum. Agents of SHIELD airs Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. ET on ABC. Daredevil, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones are all available to stream right now on Netflix. FX’s Legion will debut next year.