One of the questions lingering over the launch of a slew of Marvel Studios shows on Disney+ is whether the characters introduced on the nine Marvel shows that aired in the last decade on Netflix or ABC — including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Agents of SHIELD, and others — could find their way to the Disney streaming service in rebooted form.
That query was posed today to Marvel Studios chief creative officer Kevin Feige during a Television Critics Association (TCA) presentation for Marvel’s Disney+ offerings, which include the currently streaming WandaVision, the upcoming The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and many others to come.
“I think we probably could do it,” replied Feige when asked about the potential return of the Netflix/ABC characters. “I think a lot of that stuff comes back to us. There’s always rumors online about things reverting, sometimes that’s true, sometimes it’s not, and I’m not exactly sure of the exact contracts. But perhaps someday.”
Marvel’s recent television history is nearly as complicated as the back stories of Marvel Studios and the Marvel Cinematic Universe themselves, with the Marvel Television banner under the command of Jeph Loeb and secretive Marvel chairman Isaac Perlmutter for many years, while Feige — who reportedly did not want to report to Perlmutter — ran the movie studio independently.