Ever since Marvel Studios introduced Marvel Television, few characters have fallen out of place. While Marvel TV productions like ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ and ‘Daredevil’ would occasionally reference events happening in the MCU films, the continuity appears to be only one way.
Now, it’s come to light that Marvel officially pushed multiple shows, without bothering to connect them to the MCU.
Marvel Studios Neglected Marvel Television Productions
There are many instances where Marvel ignored Marvel TV shows. Also, James Gunn and Kevin Feige did not even settle on a statement, releasing their contradicting views. Gunn stated that no Marvel television shows produced before ‘WandaVision‘ were canon to the MCU, meanwhile, Feige considered these shows a canon event for Marvel.
For instance, ‘WandaVision’ introduced its own version of the Darkhold, neglecting the one that was already mentioned in season four of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’. Not only that, Daredevil’s appearance in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ and ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’ is also questionable as some fans believe that Matt Murdock is playing a multiverse variant.
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What Does Marvel Studios’ Official Timeline Book Reveal?
The events of the Marvel Studios-produced short films are mentioned in the Official Timeline Book, but not Marvel Television events. Daredevil is mentioned in the book, but it only highlights his appearances in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ and ‘She-Hulk Attorney at Law’. However, characters like Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Danny Rand from the Marvel Netflix series did not even show up in the book.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige explained, “On the Multiverse note, we recognize that there are stories-movies and series-that are canonical to Marvel but were created by different storytellers during different periods of Marvel’s history. The timeline presented in this book is specific to the MCU’s Sacred Timeline through Phase 4. But, as we move forward and dive deeper into the Multiverse Saga, you never know when timelines may just crash or converge.” This statement seems to confirm that Marvel’s Netflix and ABC shows don’t take place on the same timeline as the MCU.
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