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Speaking with the French publication Premiere, co-director Joe Russo discussed including characters like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and the Punisher in the movie with his brother Anthony. However, they found the idea to be impractical and something that would invite too many cooks for a kitchen in a statement which roughly translates to the following:

“We have considered everything. But the trick is that we already have at least sixty characters with whom we must tell a story! And it’s hard enough to communicate with Taika Waititi, Ryan Coogler, Scott Derrickson, Peyton Reed, [Jon Watts, Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck] and James Gunn at the same time, not to add all the showrunners and TV crews to this. The latter is also led by totally different people. So it’s practically impossible. Our job is to focus on the Marvel film world and offer a satisfying climax. “

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