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The Defenders Saga Appears to Be Official Canon Again after the Release on Disney Plus

Published on July 3rd, 2022 | Updated on July 3rd, 2022 | By FanFest

When is the Marvel Cinematic Universe not considered a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? According to Kevin Feige, when it predates WandaVision, which kick-started the franchise’s expansion onto Disney Plus and wasn’t personally overseen by the company’s CEO.

Before that, Marvel Television’s executive creative officer made it clear that any episodes produced and released under the now-defunct Marvel Television banner were no longer considered part of mainline continuity, to which many fans (and several onscreen stars) strongly disagreed.  This included the Defenders.

Disney Plus seems to hint the Defenders Saga is official canon again

The main bone of contention was that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which featured Clark Gregg‘s Phil Coulson in the lead, referenced the movies, and brought back several guest stars, but things got a lot murkier when Daredevil stars Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio returned in Spider-Man: No Way Home and Hawkeye respectively, not to mention the three-season Netflix hit being abridged on Marvel’s official website.

The excitement reached fever pitch when Disney Plus released a new promo poster for the Defenders Saga, with a tantalizing tagline attached.

 

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Honestly, the MCU could easily ignore the events of the Netflix era because they were largely street-level stories. Viewers have noticed that when they rewatch Daredevil, Jessica Jones, The Punisher, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and The Defenders that they make a lot more references to the big-screen adventures than they recall, so we’re very curious to see how this all shakes out.

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