It would appear that the divorce between Disney () and Netflix () is now complete, which means that Marvel can finally begin seeing other people, or in this case, return.
Fans noticed the disclaimer "This show is available until March 1st." For most of the day, Twitter and comic book fan sites were abuzz with rumors that Netflix's Marvel Cinematic Universe episodes would disappear at the end of the month.
The Marvel series on Netflix has been confirmed, as the rights will have expired by then, and officially returned to Disney.
You have only two weeks and change to watch all three seasons of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, two seasons of The Punisher and Iron Fist, as well as the team-up event miniseries The Defenders.
What Happened To The Marvel Shows?
Netflix and Marvel have signed a partnership to develop a TV series about Marvel comics that are more grounded than to save the universe.
The first one out of the gate was Daredevil in 2015, featuring Charlie Cox as a blind lawyer with super-senses that fights the crime boss as the titular hero. The other series, Jessica Jones, which started Krysten Ritter, was just as acclaimed and beloved by fans, though the other titles have more of a mixed reputation.
The TV shows were produced by Marvel Television, which makes some fans believe it helped achieve a more uneven performance than the films, and also the reason for the narrator's absence in any of the Marvel films.
Netflix canceled the series one by one, but it did not notice the fall in viewership for "Iron Fist." in 2018 after Disney announced that it would continue to support its future rival, Disney+.
The sudden cancellation catches fans and many in the industry by surprise, as "Daredevil" star Vincent D'Onofrio announced plans.
Will Disney make new episodes of its former Netflix shows?
At the moment, Disney hasn't indicated what will happen to the Marvel shows. But...let's be real here. Disney isn't exactly known for leaving money on the table, and it's not going to let the popular series sit there when they could be luring potential subscribers to their services.
While the company may wait a while to increase fan anticipation and make a splashy announcement, its really only a matter of time before the shows are either on Disney+ or Hulu, which Disney also owns, and which might be a better fit for the more violent and a bit sexier Disney+ Marvel shows like WandaVision.
There are still plenty of behind-the-scenes negotiations that would require bookings. For example, Luke Cage star Mike Colter has a role on Paramount Plus's () - Evil, so he and other stars might be booked. Finally, Marvel has never been shy about recasting a role, if it is.
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There's not much interest in Marvel's creation, as Cox made a cameo appearance as Murdock in "Spider-Man: No Way Home" and D'Onofrio's Kingpin appeared as the big bad in Disney+'s streaming hit "Hawkeye."
The general buzz about Spider-Man: No Way Home was enough to get Daredevil trending on Twitter for nearly all of December, but to get it back in Nielsen's weekly streaming chart of originals for the period of December 20-26, which was at No. 8.
Theres still a demand for Daredevil, as well as anything Marvel related. that theres more to come for his character, and Ritter that she would be up for retirement as well
A deeper relaunch of fan-favorite films remains to be seen whether or not it is a better way for Disney to have all its shows in one place.