The Marvel Cinematic Universe Has an Absurd Number of Stars From ‘The Wire’
Long before Daredevil made his Netflix debut, showrunner Steven DeKnight likened Marvel’s take on street-level heroes to that of HBO classic The Wire. We had no idea how literally he meant that, as the movies and TV series of the MCU have now made homes for no less than eighteen (!) familiar faces from the iconic crime drama, including new additions from The Punisher and Runaways.
True, Thor franchise favorite Idris Elba is known for his Wire role as Stringer Bell just as commonly as the all-seeing Heimdall, but did you know Luke Cage featured at least five other alum? And even as the Punisher spinoff and Hulu’s Runaways contribute to the growing ranks, so too will 2018’s Black Panther with Michael B. Jordan, and other seasons and movies over the coming years.
It’s Major Crimes Unit meets Marvel Cinematic Universe, so check out all the major Wire stars interacting with Marvel superheroes below, and see if we missed any:
All five Defenders series and The Punisher are now streaming on Netflix, while the first three episodes of Marvel’s Runaways can be found on Hulu.
Gallery – Every Live-Action Marvel TV Series, Ranked: