Netflix has quietly rebranded its Defenders Facebook page, a move viewed by some disappointed fans that a second Marvel crossover won’t be happening.
What was previously a Facebook page for updates about the 2017 miniseries was changed on Monday to NX, the social media account for Netflix’s superhero, sci-fi and fantasy offerings. Or, as the page’s administrator describes it, “This is the page where heroes — and princesses, monsters, and mechs — come together.”
Some fans expressed their displeasure with the change, leaving comments announcing their intentions to “unlike” the page, while others instead saw the apparent writing on the wall. “Well I don’t like this lol,” one wrote, “also I guess this means Defenders season 2 definitely won’t happen or else they wouldn’t change it.”
For what it’s worth, there’s still a Defenders Twitter account, at least for now — although it hasn’t updated since late June.
The Defenders brought together the heroes of what was then the four Marvel dramas — Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist — for the first time, to confront the threat posed by The Hand. The miniseries had far-reaching ramifications for that corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, most notably with the loss of Misty Knight’s right arm, and the apparent death of Matt Murdock (who was shown injured but alive in the final scene).
Of course, Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb had already indicated in June that a second season of The Defenders was “not in the plans right now.” However, it may have taken the loss of the show’s Facebook page for that to sink in.
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