It’s been nearly a year since Netflix confirmed the cancellation of the popular Marvel TV show Daredevil. Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb just admitted they were left “blindsided” by Netflix’s descision to cancel.
Much to the dismay of viewers the streaming service previously confirmed that the show had been cancelled without hope of a fourth season. A year on and Loeb has confirmed that this announcement was a surprise to everyone involved in the show. Which all but confirms that Marvel were left out of the decision-making process.
“The hardest part [of] the situation at Netflix of which I really can’t go into other than to say that we were blindsided and the things that were to come weren’t finished yet.” Loeb said.
In September 2017 Disney announced the launch of Disney+ and confirmed that from 2019 Marvel and Star Wars films would no longer be available on Netflix. Making them exclusive to Disney’s own streaming service.
The following year the Marvel Netflix shows began dropping like flies. Starting with the cancellation of the less popular Luke Cage and Iron Fist. Then in a surprise turn Netflix announced “Marvel’s Daredevil will not return for a fourth season on Netflix. we are tremendously proud of the show’s last and final season and although it’s painful for the fans, we feel it best to close this chapter on a high note.’
‘While the series on Netflix has ended, the three existing seasons will remain on the service for years to come, while the Daredevil character will live on in future projects for Marvel.”
‘The truth of the matter is, we were on this thing where we said, oh wait, the bumper fell off the car, but the car’s still going, but we couldn’t discuss any of that,’ Loeb said, while speaking to Deadline, before admitting that despite the bumpy road, ‘history’s going to remember the story.’
‘All that’s important to us is that we had an opportunity to change television by putting together four heroes, who then joined together in a group, and people have talked about it like this is unprecedented,’ Loeb added.
Its unknown what will become of Daredevil’s on screen future with Marvel but the original Marvel-Netflix deal included a clause that states the characters can’t appear in any non-netflix series or film for at least two years after cancellation. Which means next year at the earliest for Daredevil.
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