Originally Posted by Joeyjojo72
I thought the working theory was that the show's 1st season begins at some point before the events in TA. This would explain Coulson's liveliness.
I always thouht the TV show would be a continuation of Item 47
Originally Posted by metaphysician
I suspect they would avoid that, because even if its not explicitly in the contract, there would probably be grounds for a messy lawsuit.
Are you talking about the actors suing or another creative party suing?
If your talking about TV actors suing, then Marvel can always renegotiate there contract before they decide to add a crossover plot point.
If you talking about another creative party suing then Marvel has pretty much avoided that. You can't get sued if you own the live action TV rights and the Movie rights. On top of that you to stack the deck in your favor by producing the TV series yourself and air it on your parent companies' Television station. If anyone where to sue it would be like taking cash out of one pocket and putting it in the other.