Marvel and Disney Might Start From Scratch With DAREDEVIL and Other Cancelled Marvel Netflix Shows
After Netflix cancelled Daredevil, Marvel released a statement saying that they are looking forward to more adventures with the Man Without Fear in the future. It was also teased that Iron Fist and Luke Cage could come back in some capacity as well.
If we do see these characters again, though, they may end up being completely rebooted for Disney+, Hulu, or a number of other Disney owned networks.
Alan Sepinwall, who is an industry industry writer and chief television critic for Rolling Stone, has said that if Disney and Marvel do end up playing with these characters again, they would be “starting over from scratch creatively.”
Sepinwall published several tweets in regards to the cancellation offering some insight on what is going on behind the scenes. As most of us suspected, the Marvel and Netflix partnership was “doomed” once Disney decided to launch their own streaming service. He also said that Netflix “hasn't been happy” with the creative decisions on these shows. He went on to Tweet out the following comments:
I should clarify. The Marvel shows for Disney+ are being produced by Marvel movie execs, who do not like or get along with the Marvel TV execs who made Dardevil et al. Technically, they COULD make a Luke Cage show a few years down the line. They just don’t want to.— Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall) November 30, 2018
And if they did, they’d be starting over from scratch creatively, like Sony ditching the Andrew Garfield movies for Tom Holland as Spider-Man.— Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall) November 30, 2018
Marvel Studios is currently putting the focus on a line of Marvel shows that Kevin Feige will oversee. These are big-budget shows that will focus on Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Vision (Paul Bettany) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), as well Captain America allies Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan).
If we do ended up seeing these characters in a new series on Disney +, I imagine they will be made under the guidance of Kevin Feige just like the rest of these Marvel shows.
It’s a shame things had to end like this. I really enjoyed these Netflix Marvel shows! Unfortunately, if these characters ever do return for a new series, they may be developed by a completely different cast and crew.
What are your thoughts on all this? What do you think Marvel should do with these characters next?