While there has been much speculation as to the reasons why Marvel's Daredevil, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage series were cancelled, with some even blaming Disney's family-friendly Disney Plus service as the cause, it seems the root of the cancellations lies with Netflix. According to a report, a fan was told by Iron Fist star Jessica Henwick that the decision was made by Netflix and not anyone at Disney or Marvel
(this has been supported by Daredevil writers on Twitter saying that Marvel execs were just as shocked as they were at the show being cancelled
). She then also said that she believed all the other Marvel shows on Netflix would also be cancelled, but also indicated there was a chance fan support could get the shows revived.
While many have supposed that Disney is planning on rebooting the shows, Iger's statements that the Disney Plus service is family friendly
certainly rule out that option. After the announcement of Daredevil's cancellation, Marvel had released a second statement implying fans had not seen the last of Daredevil,
though what that means is unclear. Had he filmed cameos in the upcoming (and seemingly final) seasons of Punisher or Jessica Jones?
Will the Netflix characters be able to travel between shows and networks, similar to how Constantine was able to migrate and guest star in Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow on the CW after his own show ended on NBC?
Could the shows potentially get a revival on Hulu, or potentially the FX or FXX networks
, both of which have had a relationship with Marvel Television in the past (both with Legion and the aborted Deadpool series respectively)? Whatever Marvel's plans are for the characters, one thing seems certain: Disney wasn't the one who cancelled the shows