When Netflix cancelled the Marvel series last year, many people involved with the shows came out afterwards and explained that there was a two-year moratorium on the characters before Marvel could use them in anything else.
Of course, as the Internet tends to do, no one believed that. Instead deciding to believe their own head canon that Marvel could immediately use characters such as Daredevil and The Punisher in movies. Now Kevin Feige has confirmed that the moratorium does indeed exist.
In the same BET interview where he said that Ryan Coogler has only just begun to outline Black Panther 2, the talks about using the Netflix characters, “I don’t know. There were a lot of great characters that were on those Netflix series, and I think there is a period of time…it’ll be a while before we could use any of them based on what the contracts were, so I’m not sure. And also, even answering that question is a spoiler. But there are some great Marvel characters there. Who would you want to see?”
Obviously Marvel has plans for some of those characters, based on his spoiler comment, but it’s going to be a while before any of them appear on the big screen due to the terms of the Netflix contract.