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In reaction to the path of Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and comments from the president of Marvel Studios, a group of fans are rallying round to ensure that TV shows like Daredevil and Jessica Jones are not forgotten.
Springing forward from the legacy of Phase Three, Black Widow and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings are continuing the stunning groundwork that WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier laid out. Honestly, I'd argue that the TV shows are stuffed to the brim with the info you'll need to know to understand the new direction that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is taking.
Nevertheless, some fans are worried that reboots and recasts are going to let shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and more fade out of the picture. No matter what your opinions are on the shows, an enormous amount of work has been poured into the production and support for the casts and crews. That's why a petition and accompanying letter has been published for the attention of Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios as a whole.
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Written by BJET, a representative from the MCU Wiki, the letter is split into the reasons why the community is concerned about the longevity of the Marvel Television shows and how important it is that the stories in these are kept sacred in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While there is the emotional aspect of this plea, it is interesting to note that the shows comprise over 300 hours of the entire canon. That's 86%, specifically.
"I want to be very clear that all of this comes from a place of deep love and care for the MCU," said BJET. "I am forever grateful for everything Marvel have done, and do not at all want to sound otherwise. I wish merely to plead that facts aren't reneged on, something so meaningful not be undone."
As the concept of the multiverse was introduced in Avengers: Endgame, solidified in Loki and explored more and more in What If...?, it does give Marvel Studios the leeway to push certain stories to the side. However, seeing the passion that this 100-strong collection of fans have for the older shows, it is hoped that these characters can be integrated or nodded to in the newer stories.