Fans Will Have to Wait for a Marvel Movie and TV Team-up

There's no question that Marvel continues to dominate the silver screen. It's churning out blockbuster after blockbuster with no signs of stopping while its foray into streaming television has also been met with both popular and critical acclaim. Those paying attention to Marvel at this year's San Diego Comic Con may have noticed that the comic book publisher has big plans for TV and film in the coming years. However, it may still be some time before those worlds collide.

Marvel struck TV gold with its mature, action-packed take on the Man Without Fear, aka "Daredevil," and further expanded its influence in the world of streaming with "Jessica Jones." Beyond being great shows, they helped introduce even more characters into Marvel's TV universe including Luke Cage, Punisher, and Elektra. As seen on Screencrush, Marvel revealed the trailer for its upcoming "Luke Cage" television series at Comic Con to much fanfare while also teasing another series, "The Defenders." "Marvel's Luke Cage" is set to hit screens later this fall while "The Defenders" is planned for a 2017 release.

Unfortunately, with "Luke Cage" and "Defenders" occupying all of Marvel's TV energies, it means that "Daredevil" and the upcoming "The Punisher" series are pushed back to 2018. This is certainly frustrating news for fans after seeing the heroes in "Daredevil" season 2, but there are plenty of ways for fans to appreciate their favorite heroes long after the the credits roll. Video games are a particularly great way to tide fans over while waiting for the next season or sequel. With that in mind, points to two slot-reels based on "Daredevil" and "Punisher," which allow players to dive into an animated version of these two beloved characters. Additionally, these games provide a look into their impressive arsenals of weaponry, some of which we may be seeing more of in new seasons and series.

The delays facing "Daredevil" and "Punisher" might come as a disappointment, but Slash Film notes that it's not necessarily a surprise that we won't see a crossover anytime soon between the Marvel films and Netflix shows. The biggest problem that creators seem to be running into is the fact that the movies are plotted and developed years in advance. The TV shows, however, are created on a much faster time frame, often in as little as six-to-eight months. This makes it difficult to properly plan an event between the two worlds, though that's not to say that a crossover will never happen. There's definitely some precedent for it, because fans will no doubt remember film characters such as Agent Coulsen, Maria Hill and Nick Fury all appearing on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." It may be some time before it actually happens, but we're confident that it will take place eventually. It's just a matter of not forcing it before the time comes.

In the meantime, we'll be on the lookout for a Jessica Jones or Daredevil cameo when "Luke Cage" premieres on September 30. We'll also definitely be keeping our fingers crossed for a crossover event in the not too distant future.

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