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Marvel TV Head Jeph Loeb "Would Not Be Surprised" If Netflix Shows Return

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Almost as soon as Netflix began unceremoniously canceling most of its Marvel shows, many fans wondered if Luke Cage, Iron Fist or Daredevil might pop up later on a different streaming service.

While it's still not clear whether or not that will happen, Jeph Loeb, Executive Vice President of Marvel Television, hinted that there's still a strong possiblity of those shows returning in some capacity.

In a new interview with Decider, Loeb said that he believes that any of those Marvel Netflix shows could return while discussing the end of those programs and the recently-announced final season of Legion.

“I would not be surprised if any of those things reemerged. It depends on showrunner, it depends on availability of cast, all of those things," Loeb said. "It’s not like we’re a doctor show where the show got canceled because of bad ratings.”

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He also discussed the differences between Legion, which is ending on a natural conclusion, and the somewhat sudden cancellations of Marvel's Netflix programs.

“These are shows that have very different reasons [for ending], most of which I’m not at liberty to talk about, nor should anyone really care at the end of day.”

While Netflix canceled Luke CageIron Fist and Daredevil with little warning or input from Marvel, Loeb said that  Legion is ending because showrunner Noah Hawley says that he's ending it on the note he always had in mind.

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"I’ve very often referred to being on the show as being on the Magical Mystery Tour and that Noah was our bus driver and that eventually he was going to say ‘Okay, time to get off,'” Loeb said.

It's still not clear of Marvel's Netflix shows would ever be revived or make their way to the upcoming Disney+ streaming service. More recently, several rumors surfaced that suggested that Hulu could potentially revive the shows too.

Disney owns a large stake in Hulu and there have been rumors that the more adult-oriented shows -- such as those Disney acquires from the Fox acquisition -- would make their way to Hulu, and Marvel's Netflix shows certainly fit that description.While Netflix owns all rights to the shows until 2020, ot's still not clear what the future holds for this little corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Currently, Netflix still hasn't canceled two Marvel shows. After Season 2 debuted earlier this year, The Punisher is still waiting to learn its fate from the streaming giant. Jessica Jones Season 3 is also still on tap for Netflix, where it's currently set to premiere sometime this summer.

 

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