Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and the rest of the Marvel Universe's founding fathers established that it was a place where anything could happen, and any hero or villain could team-up -- or throw down -- with any another. And while the Marvel Cinematic Universe hasn't quite had the same level of crossover storytelling, it is a place where things happening in one place do impact events in another. As such, fans continue to hope for more interactivity between the MCU of the films with the MCU we've seen on television.
It's no surprise, then, that when interviewed by Super Interessante about the upcoming "Captain America: Civil War," the conversation with director Anthony Russo eventually turned to the"Avengers: Infinity War" films. Namely, whether the characters starring in Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and Netflix series would have a role in the cosmic adventure.
Note that the interview is presented in Portuguese, so the translation may lose some nuance in Russo's answers. But the bottom line is, any such crossover would be "complicated."
Asked if any characters from Marvel's TV shows -- Jessica Jones was specifically named -- would be seen battling Thanos in the upcoming 2-film storyline, Russo answered, "It's complicated. When we start to serialize the telling of stories it's difficult. You have to have a lot of control and focus on the course of history. The films are controlled by a group led by Kevin Feige, so they function as a unit.
"Other products, even if they are from Marvel, are controlled by others," Russo continued, expanding his answer to touch on the deals Fox has, granting it control of Marvel's Fantastic Four and X-Men characters. "Then there is the possibility of a crossover, but it's more complicated. It is a smaller scale version of the problem that exists when remembering that Fox holds the rights to some of Marvel's most popular characters, as does Sony and others. As storytellers, we only have control over what happens in Marvel movies, but everything is possible, Spider-Man (whose rights were held by Sony) became possible!"
via Comic Book Movie.