Netflix was interrupted Marvel's Luke Cage on Friday, just one week after interrupting Marvel's Iron Fist . With new seasons…
Netflix was interrupted Marvel’s Luke Cage on Friday, just one week after interrupting Marvel’s Iron Fist . With new seasons of Jessica Jones and The Punisher in the lead, a new season 3 debut for Daredevil and no plans to revive Defenders Could this be the end of Netflix and Marvel’s game-changing TV partnership?
Marvel’s Daredevil first premiered on Netflix in spring 2015, surprising television critics and comic book fans. The words “dark” and “gritty” were on repetition – the shady aesthetic and relentless choreography speeded the viewers the best way. Jessica Jones debuted this case, the first female superhero who listened to any Marvel or DC screen feature, before Supergirl Wonder Woman or Captain Marvel Captain Marvel ] entered our lives.
Before Jessica Jones and then Green Lighting Luke Cage in the fall of 201
6, the Netflix / Marvel set up the universe; Like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, these heroes would have their independent characteristics, their origins, their own crooks and demons and values. But as with MCU, there was a bigger plan in place, the last part appeared in 2017 with Defenders .
Perhaps Netglix / Marvel’s twilight may make a denouement for the franchise during that time. We were on average three shows a year, which is not a small commitment to a viewer – it’s one thing to get as many movies in a year, but another one to melt almost 40 episodes of television drama.
Note that Spider-Man: Homecoming Thor: Ragnarok Black Panther Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man and Wasp ] all beat theaters in the same 12 months. It contributes to less than a single season of a Marvel property on Netflix, but it’s four different features and a massive crossover team. It’s the whole hype train that goes into the station and the party at the end of it, as you spend so much time on a Netflix series, you just get out of the station.
Jessica Jones Fist (Finn Jones), Matt Murdock / Daredevil (Charlie Cox) and Luke Cage (Mike Colter) in “The Defenders.”
Image: Sarah Shatz / Netflix
It’s also been said as early as Jessica Jones “debut season that 13 episodes are just too long for these shows. Luke Cage Season 1 fought significantly in the back half as well as Daredevil Season 2 without Punisher. Iron Fist remains an outlier; many were so discouraged by the premise and its problematic whitewashing that they did not even bother, or could not get on board with the character even after the attempt. Iron Fist itself stands out like a sore thumb Defenders petulant and self-evident but inexplicable litter as they are expected to fight and die.
Ironically Luke Cage ]] Iron Fist Crossover was one of the strongest episodes of the season, and certainly the most delicious Danny Rand has ever been a character. It deserves to ask about the logical follow-up to Defenders not only transmitted the Netflix / Marvel universe to crossover shows instead of independent, difficult, despite planning and implementation.
The Iron Fist / Luke Cage Alliance reinforced both signs of Defenders – in a way like Defenders reinforced Jessica Jones and Matt Murdock. The newer Netflix / Marvel still shows feeling hurried compared to the pacing and detail of Daredevil and Jessica Jones “first excursions, so Netflix could simply break the weaker efforts – even though fix them was a viable alternative.
There is also the threatening spectrum of Disney’s stand-alone streaming service, which is ready to compete directly with Netflix, Hulu and the like. Disney has more than enough money to run several superhero dramas (thanks again, MCU!) And the rights to almost all the wonderful characters.
With two drastic cancellations so close together, we can not help investigating the consequences for the broader Netflix / Marvel universe. In the end, all of these shows will end day and is too costly and detailed to run for seven seasons as a network comedy. This may be the beginning of the end, but maybe the end was a In the meantime, we propose Daredevil Season 3, now streaming on Netflix.