Earlier this fall, Netflix dropped the ax on a number of their popular superhero shows, whether it be Daredevil, Luke Cage, or Iron Fist. Yet, are any of them actually gone for good? It’s something that fans out there have been wondering for weeks on end already.
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If these shows are ever saved, the most likely home for them would be the Disney+ streaming service. Why? Think along the lines of the fact that Marvel is owned by Disney, and one of the supposed reasons for these cancellations had to do with the impending Disney – Netflix war that is going to be happening in the streaming space. Everyone wants a piece of that pie and to have their shows be as successful as humanly possible.
Kevin Mayer is one of the most important people at Disney when it comes to possibly giving said shows another chance. He’s the leader in much of their direct-to-consumer market that includes Disney+, plus also ESPN+ and the company’s stake in Hulu, which is set to potentially expand. Could there be a home for a show like Daredevil or Iron Fist at one of the services that makes sense? It does feel unlikely, but Mayer did not rule this out in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter:
They are very high-quality shows. We haven’t yet discussed that, but I would say that’s a possibility.
The fact that these conversations have not happened is, at least to us, a signal that it may not come to pass. Just think about things in this way — it’s been a little while since some of these Netflix cancellations were issued and because of that, there was plenty of time in theory for Disney to discuss the future of them elsewhere. That hasn’t happened yet. It is possible that there is a cognizance on their part that there’s no reason to hurry, especially with the company taking their time on making Disney+ happen. Yet, doesn’t it make sense for an idea to materialize if you want it to happen?
We’ve said this already, but the most likely contender here is Daredevil just because of the fact that the character has the biggest base among diehard comic-book fans. The main reason to have a little bit of doubt here, meanwhile, is because of the fact that Disney+ seems to be geared more towards families … and we’re not exactly sure that anyone out there would consider Daredevil to be all that much of a family show.
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