Situation

Another Marvel TV series has perished and now it seems the whole lot may be hitting the fan.

Last month Luke Cage and Iron Fist fell to cancellation in succession. Both came off massively improved second seasons that saw critical and audience acclaim, but according to Netflix had still not seen the numbers they were looking for. Or were they?

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Daredevil, the leading show, now has been officially cancelled despite having its most acclaimed season yet.

Statements

Netflix gave the following statement.

Marvel’s Daredevil will not return for a fourth season on Netflix. We are tremendously proud of the show’s last and final season and although it’s painful for fans, we feel it best to close this chapter on a high note. We’re thankful to showrunner Erik Oleson, the show’s writers, stellar crew and incredible cast including Charlie Cox as Daredevil himself, and we’re grateful to the fans who have supported the show over the years.” Continuing in this statement, was an echo we found familiar in the previous cancellations statements. “While the series on Netflix has ended, the three existing seasons will remain on the service for years to come, while the Daredevil character will live on in future projects for Marvel.

Marvel then gave their words on the matter as follows.

Marvel is extremely grateful to the huge audience that loved Marvel’s Daredevil. From the moment of young Matt’s first act of heroism to the birth of Page, Murdock, & Nelson, it has been a unbelievable journey. We are incredibly proud of the amazing showrunners and writers starting with Drew Goddard and Steven DeKnight, Marco Ramirez and Doug Petrie and Erik Oleson, Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Vincent D’Onofrio and our casts who brought our characters to life with such excellence, and every one of the fantastic crews in NYC. We look forward to more adventures with the Man without Fear in the future.

Expectations

While the first two statements led us to believe more and more that they were hinting at an inclusion into the Disney+ service, that might not be the case after all.

You see, originally Disney never said those shows would be out, but they did nix any non PG content. However, it wouldn’t be to hard to revive these shows and change course of direction going forward with their own new titles, such as for instance, Daredevil: Born Again, The Immortal Iron Fist, Power Man/Luke Cage is Power Man, Alias Investigations, Heroes For Hire, etc. Every word Netflix and Marvel said on the matter indicated such a possibility.

Realities

However, with this statement we see a clear distinction. With the words “Daredevil character”, its now clear they are indicating that full rights are with Marvel, and quite possibly nothing more.

Add to it that these showrunners, and the showrunners behind the MCU have always had a huge disconnect with rumored personal differences, reports have been swirling that differences between Marvel and Netflix in the production of Luke Cage‘s third season were ultimately the reason for cancellation. With that move, and the Disney+ service making its way to us soon, there would be no reason to not wipe the slate.

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Disney+ now has three limited series directly tied into the MCU in production with Vision and the Scarlet Witch, a Loki centric series, and even a Winter Soldier/Falcon team up. It’s clear that they intend for this service to feature the ‘A-Team’ and would not require any added help, especially with so many more characters at their disposal.

Another problem is that Iron Fist‘s indication also indicated they were speaking of his comic role, even going as far as to include a link to one of their upcoming issues. With Daredevil having a ‘death of’, and a relaunch, in the coming months, It’s almost certain now that the indication is directly related to the comics end of Marvel, as well as, to speak on the situation of rights regarding the characters in the future.

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So, will Jessica Jones and The Punisher suffer the same fate after their upcoming seasons? While we think that it’s probably safe to say so, we want to hear your thoughts on the matter in the comments. Don’t forget to Follow and Subscribe to Social Media and by Email to stay on top of any updates surrounding this matter.

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