Disney Hasn't Discussed Reviving Marvel's Netflix Shows... Yet


Over the past two months, fans were stunned when Netflix cancelled three of its popular Marvel Cinematic Universe original programming including Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Daredevil. While there was speculation that the cancelled series may be revived on Disney's upcoming premium streaming service, Disney+, Disney executive Kevin Mayer confirms there have been no talks to do so.

Mayer, who currently serves as the Disney Chairman of Direct-to-Consumers & International Offers, praised the Netflix MCU original programming while discussing Disney's acquisition of Fox but denied any official discussion to revive them on the upcoming platform while leaving hope for there possible return.

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"They are very high-quality shows. We haven't yet discussed [reviving them], but  I would say that's a possibility," admitted Mayer in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

Following Netflix's surprise cancellation of Daredevil last month, Marvel Television had released a statement promising "more adventures" with the superhero without revealing specifics. Despite this, reports of contractual restrictions arose revealing that the MCU Netflix casts were barred from reprising their roles in any non-Netflix MCU productions for up to two years following their series' respective cancellations.

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With Marvel Studios directly producing their own original content for Disney+ without Marvel Television, it remains to be seen what the ultimate fate of the cancelled programming is, if they have any future beyond their cancellation at all.

In the meantime, the second season of The Punisher is expected to premiere next month on Netflix along with the third season of Jessica Jones sometime later in 2019.

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