Last night Deadline broke the news that fan’s of Netflix’s Daredevil had been dreading the possibility of: the streaming giant was cancelling the series. The move wasn’t entirely unexpected, as Marvel shows, Iron Fist and Luke Cage, had recently been cancelled as well. With Disney’s exclusive streaming platform set to release next year, the writing had been on the walls for a bit. Yet there was some words Netflix used, which gives fans a glimmer of hope.
At the end of Netflix’s statement, they said “While the series on Netflix has ended, the three existing seasons will remain on the service for years to come, the Daredevil character will live on in future projects for Marvel.” That could easily be construed simply as basic PR speak. After all, there are still two properties fighting against the light on the service, Jessica Jones and The Punisher. Since Matt Murdock has ties to both characters, as well as the ability to provide legal services, he could pop up in the next season of either. Should they survive the chopping block that is.
Marvel echoed Netflix’s words at the end of their own comments earlier today: “We look forward to more adventures with the Man without Fear in the future.” Again, it sounds rather basic and entirely open ended. He could be back, he might now be back. It keeps the possibility in the minds of die hard fans and that’s the end game really. The other, more likely and positive outcome, is that Disney’s crunching metrics to see how viable the character is to head a series on their platform. That makes it understandable that they wouldn’t announce it, until they’re sure and ready. For now, at least, the protector of Hell’s Kitchen’s future is uncertain.
Were you a big fan of Daredevil on Netflix? Do you think they did the character justice? Where would you like to see him show up next? The comments below are yours to sound off in. We’ll make sure to keep a close watch on the pulse of the other shows. There’s still a couple weeks till the end of the year. Hopefully we don’t get any more cancellations in that time.