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Marvel has apparently made it clear that their TV shows are not always canon with its cinematic universe. I understand that even Agents of SHIELD, which used to adhere to the MCU quite closely, has now basically become another universe entirely.

Have other shows ever tied into the MCU in any meaningful way, or are they all largely separate universes?

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    Where have they made it clear that the Netflix series are not cannon in the MCU? – A.bakker Nov 18 '20 at 15:37
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    @Paulie_D It shouldn't be much bigger than the list I already maintain here. And in fact I'm expecting it to be MUCH shorter, as I don't think there are many cross-overs at all: scifi.stackexchange.com/a/65381/4380 – Django Reinhardt Nov 18 '20 at 18:18
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    @DjangoReinhardt Feige never actually said that, they said they were making the new shows connect more to the movies in contrast to the old ones only referencing the movies...this a clickbait article. – A.bakker Nov 18 '20 at 18:23
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    @DjangoReinhardt no crossovers but they are still in the same universe as part of the MCU and are currently still considered cannon. – A.bakker Nov 18 '20 at 18:31
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    @DjangoReinhardt AoS has numerous references, but not all that many crossover events. They deal with the aftermath of Thor: The Dark World and look into some of the tech from the aliens in the Avengers, before the main crossover of s1 with Captain America Civil War. In season 2 we briefly see Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, and the helicarrier Coulson is outfitting is used in Avengers Age of Ultron. Then, other than some references, I think that's it until the end of season 5, which happens during Avengers Infinity War. – user25730 Nov 18 '20 at 20:54
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Marvel hasn't up to now held the tv shows to be completely cannon simply because of the effort of arranging the appropriately time plot crossing. I recall Agents of Shield taking a brief hiatus because it's next episode was going to impinge on Thor 2.

There was references to the war on New York and the aftermath. Some of the shorts made around that time connected shield cleanup operations of alien weapons with the plot. After Thor, the entire team was diverted to London to reclaim potentially dangerous or contaminated alien debris. The fall of SHIELD Captain America led directly to the plot to bring back shield.

The Netflix shows referred to the movies events as well. Kingpin was making a lot of money reclaiming and rebuilding destroyed New York. A lot of small operators were scavenging. One of those ran into damage control who seized all the potential profits, tying all that into the Spiderman plot.

Some of SHIELD's adventures won't happen for hundreds of years, others involve other realities or computer simulations.

Given the rifts in reality Wanda appears to be about to produce, with rumors of multiversal crossovers from various stars I suspect it'll all be cannon, somewhere, so long as you know what universe you're talking about. Like one of the ones with Loki and the tesseract running free. Or where where wolverine is a key player in the X-Men. One where Wanda meets Pietro, just not hers, etc.

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