I regret to report the cancellation of a beloved series: Marvel and Netflix’s Daredevil. A month ago or so it was revealed that Iron Fist and Luke Cage were both canceled, this of course occurred shortly after the official announcement of Disney+ and as fans usually do, speculation ran rampant as to why. Now we get news that the series that started it all Daredevil, which was recently pitched for a Season 4, and delivered one of the best seasons of television in its third season, has now been canceled. The news is truly unfortunate, however, maybe there is some hope for the property to live on.
Here’s what Netflix said about it in an official 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 the fans, we feel it best to close this chapter on a high note. We’re thankful to our partners at Marvel, 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. 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.“
The cancellation is truly sad news for fans of the series and the character, but maybe the report reveals where the future may take the character. The line “Daredevil character will live on in future projects for Marvel” mixed with the reveal of the Defenders last minute removal from Avenger: Infinity War offers hope and optimism that Charlie Cox and the rest of The Defenders can return for future Marvel movies or shows.
With three of the five Marvel/Netflix shows officially canceled, this leaves only Jessica Jones and Punisher who are either in post-production or deep in production of their next seasons (another Defenders crossover event was always going to be unlikely). Daredevil Season 3 truly bookends the series on a high note, and after three highly acclaimed seasons perhaps the future of the character on the big screen is the next logical step. Marvel has always stood by and said that Marvel/Netflix are part of the greater MCU and it is all connected, this provides us fans optimism for the future as a continuation of the same characters arcs and their inclusion into potential movies as ancillary characters to the story.
— Daredevil (@Daredevil) November 30, 2018
Can this be the moment serve as the emancipation of Charlie Cox’s Daredevil, allowing him the freedom to move to the big screen? Might we finally see him and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man team up against Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin? Can we see these stories continue on Disney+ or Hulu? Do you want to see the same Defenders and their respective actors portraying them return for future adventures in a possible standalone movie? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter