The Avengers sits down with the Defenders in a new shawarma-style fan-art. It’s been almost two years since Netflix’s slate of Marvel series was canceled out of the blue, since then many fans have been wondering when they can see these characters on the screen again, especially Daredevil who had a brilliant third season. No update yet regarding the matter, but a new illustration already imagines them coming together with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the MCU Phase 4 is currently on an extended hiatus. After Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home, they’re supposed to move forward with a new story away from the Infinity Saga. At this point, the franchise will now kick off first via Disney+ WandaVision with Black Widow set for a May 2021 release date. Once things are back to normal, however, there will be renewed interest in who else can join the universe, including the Defenders.
Shared on Reddit by u/ChamarMoore is a fan-art supposedly created by Timetravel6000 is an illustration of the original Avengers sharing a meal with the Defenders. The scene is inspired by the post-credit scene of The Avengers where the team grabbed shawarma after the Battle of New York, albeit without Hulk and Hawkeye. Check out the artwork below:
According to their deal with Netflix, Marvel has to wait two years after the ending of each show before using the characters again. That means that if Kevin Feige has plans for these heroes, they don’t have to wait long to be able to use them into the MCU. Depending on their potential plans, they might be incorporated into already confirmed projects instead of giving them their own solo movie/TV show. One of the most popular ideas is for Matt Murdock to appear in Spider-Man 3 as Peter Parker’s lawyer after he was framed for the death of Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home. There’s also the Save Daredevil movement which campaigns for a fourth season of Daredevil with Charlie Cox. Marvel Studios has yet to address any of these, but some fans clearly do not want any recasting for the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen which makes sense considering how great Cox was in the role.
Whether or not Marvel Studios has any plans to bring the Defenders into the MCU so they can co-exist with the Avengers is uncertain right now. But it’s also worth noting that there’s really no urgency for them to use these characters at this point. After the acquisition of Fox’s TV and movie assets, Marvel Studios has also regained access to the mutants, Fantastic Four, and their tie-in players, and everyone is arguably more excited to see those heroes incorporated into the MCU.