Two years ago, the miniseries Hawkeye premiered on Disney+, about the Avenger and his (maybe) daughter who desired to follow in his arrow-firing footsteps. Like the majority of Marvel shows produced exclusively for Disney+, it was aimed at a family audience. Soon after, Disney announced a spinoff centered around one of the characters introduced in Hawkeye. It’s taken a while it to show up, but it turns out to be very different from what it spun from.
According to a new report from THR, we could be waiting a lot longer for Disney+’s Daredevil: Born Again. The upcoming series uses the same actor for Matt Murdock as the gritty TV show formerly on Netflix, but early reports suggested it would be different in tone, perhaps LESS gritty to fit better with the MCU as a whole.
A bit of cast news has leaked out of the set for Deadpool 3, which is filming now. THR caught wind that they convinced actress Jennifer Garner to dig her sais out of storage and re-become the assassin Elektra Natchios, first seen in the 2003 movie Daredevil before getting her own spinoff two years later.
They’ve been hinting at it, but today they made it official. Marvel has announced a new Daredevil series is coming to Disney+ at an unspecified time.
Parents Television and Media Council is an association of conservative parents who wants the good old days back. They miss those golden times when Disney does nothing but Princess Movies and Mickey mouse. R18 films are joining the Disney Plus library and these concerned K̶a̶r̶e̶n̶s̶ ̶parents. Here are some of their statements regardless of this so-called controversy.
Disney formally announced today the shows Marvel produced in association with Netflix last decade — Daredevil, Jessica Jones, The Defenders, Iron Fist, The Punisher, and Luke Cage — will be given a new home soon. The contract with Netflix expired recently, allowing cameos from its characters to show up in other projects, but it also meant the ejection of said shows from Netflix itself. The new neighborhood won’t be Hulu, but Disney+. In addition, Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD will be added on the same day.
In 2015, back when this whole streaming thing was new, Disney allowed Netflix to have exclusive rights to extraneous shows based in the Marvel Universe. The next few years saw the releases of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, plus a crossover special, before Disney realized streaming was too valuable to let their IPs be handled by someone else. Thus, a shift in strategy cancelled all the Netflix Marvel shows, in some cases prematurely.
MCU about to be joined by the defenders?
It feels like an eternity ago that it was possible for a partnership between Netflix and Disney to produce mature-themed shows in the Marvel universe. But the Daredevil show was only cancelled two years ago. The industry sure changes quickly, doesn’t it?
The Marvel / Netflix partnership is well and truly dead, and this proves it beyond a shadow of a doubt: all the props and items that were used in the shows are now being sold off. Marvel has announced an auction, taking place in June, that will include items mainly used in The Punisher and The Defenders, though stuff from other shows will be represented.
A glimmer of hope appeared for Daredevil, Luke Cage and the other Marvel Netflix shows today. The streaming giant threw the ban hammer down on most of these shows earlier this year, with their only hope being a pickup from parent company Disney — which we felt was unlikely.
The Man Without Fear has fought his last foe. Netflix announced today they’re cancelling Daredevil after three seasons. When the streaming giant revealed they were pulling the plug on Iron Fist and Luke Cage, we wondered aloud if this was a sign they were voluntarily dissolving their partnership with Marvel/Disney altogether. With today’s news, we know for sure.