Infinity War was billed as the biggest team-up event in the franchise’s history and it certainly delivered. However, there were notable absentees from the roster of heroes present, including Netflix’s Defenders.
Explaining their decision not to include the likes of Daredevil or Jessica Jones, writers of Infinity War, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, have said that they didn’t want to bring them in just for the sake of it during Infinity War’s New York set scenes.
“We talk about that all the time,” McFeely told Collider. “I don’t know anything about animosity [between Marvel Studios and Marvel Television]. In a movie this big, we certainly had the conversation, ‘Should we put Luke Cage in this? Here we are in New York.’ That kind of stuff.