Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist won't be returning on the Disney+ streaming service. According to sources, the canceled Marvel shows are officially finished. Daredevil was canceled earlier this week, much to the shock of fans all over the world. In protest, hardcore fans have been canceling their Netflix subscriptions, blaming the cancellation of the hit show as their reasoning in the comments section. It has been speculated that all of the canceled Marvel shows were going to make a return on the Disney+ streaming platform.
While Marvel fans have been holding out hope that Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist will show up on Disney+, Rolling Stone TV critic Alan Sepinwall says that it isn't going to happen. Apparently Marvel Studios and Marvel TV executives don't get along very well, which is a shame since the Netflix shows are still loved by fans. Sepinwall had this to say about the canceled shows.
"The execs have already said they don't want these shows on the Disney service. And even if they did, the nature of the contracts would make it virtually impossible. They're done."
Alan Sepinwall goes on to say that if Marvel wanted to take the shows to Disney+, they'd have to start from scratch because of contracts. With that being said, this is not an official statement from Marvel, so it's still possible that the shows could make a comeback, though it looks like it would be pretty difficult. After Netflix announced the cancellation of Daredevil, Marvel released a statement promising that the beloved character will show up again sometime in the future, which left fans with a little bit of hope.
Jessica Jones and The Punisher are the only Marvel shows on Netflix that are still standing, though it is believed that they will be canceled as well after their new seasons. Jon Bernthal is returning as Frank Castle for Season 2 of The Punisher at the beginning of next year. No release date has been announced as of this writing. Jessica Jones is expected to return to Netflix for Season 3 in the middle of next year, which means that both shows will likely be canceled sometime next year, which could be bad news for fans who have supported these shows over the last few years.
Even though it looks highly unlikely that Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist will move over to the Disney+ streaming platform, the shows could technically get picked up by another platform, but that seems just as unlikely. For the time being, it looks like Marvel Studios wants to focus on the big screen future as well as their small screen counterparts on the Disney+ service. The Disney streaming service is going to launch with some pretty unbelievable original content, and it appears that they want to keep it fresh. You can find more information about the shows over at Netflix.