“Corporate stuff” is to blame for the lack of crossover between Marvel’s Netflix series and Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D, according to Clark Gregg.
Appearing on the Nerd HQ podcast at San Diego Comic-Con (thanks, /Film), the series stalwart conceded that although he would love to see the likes of Luke Cage or Iron Fist swing by S.H.I.E.L.D. HQ, such a slice of fan service is unlikely to happen now that Marvel’s TV content is essentially divided across Netflix and ABC.
Whereas the key figures of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are at liberty to move freely from one blockbuster to the next, red tape looks to be the main culprit that is preventing such a crossover from carrying over to the small-screen.
Because it was one of my favorite comics as a teen, I would have said Daniel Rand, Iron Fist, but suddenly there’s a gigantic invisible force-field barrier called “Corporate Stuff.” Unless, who knows, maybe we will develop a weapon that will break through that, and get me over to Netflix for a minute. I would like that, I would like that. But if that barrier came down, then God knows I’d want to talk to Luke Cage. After seeing that footage… oh, yeah. Absolutely. [Mike] Colter’s a beast.
From the off, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been relatively self-contained. Currently barreling down on its fourth season on the air – a premiere has been set for September 20 – SDCC brought word of Ghost Rider joining the ranks.
As for Gregg’s comments, do you believe the prospect of a Marvel and ABC crossover is little more than a pipe dream?