The Marvel/Netflix collaboration has been a boon for many of the comic book companies lesser known characters, or ones that have been needed to be reborn. With Daredevil and Jessica Jones already getting second seasons, and Luke Cage coming out later this year, the shows continue to roll out.
However, one hero that will make an appearance in Daredevil Season 02, the Punisher, shouldn’t be expected to get a solo series like certain rumors have been claiming. Jeph Loeb, the VP of Marvel’s television branch, noted how though it’s been speculated, it’s not happening. At least not as of right now.
“I think that’s something that people are speculating on, as opposed to something that’s actually happening,” he said to Digital Spy. “It’s certainly our hope that any of our characters will be embraced and that people want to see more of them.”
He went on to note that though fans and critics have loved these shows, its never a given that any of them will get renewed, as this is different than standard television. He stated, “When they announced that Jessica Jones was getting a second season, every single report said, ‘It should come as a surprise to no one that Jessica Jones has received a second season order’. I’m the guy going, ‘Well, it was a surprise to me!’
“It isn’t a given in television. The fact that we get to continue telling stories with these characters speaks a lot about the quality of the storytelling and the acting and the writing. We are telling the best stories that we can at Netflix, and they seem to be responding to it.”
The Marvel/Netflix collaboration continues when Daredevil returns to Netflix on March 18th