2018 saw the cancellations of Marvel’s Luke Cage, Daredevil and Iron Fist by Netflix. While the cancellation of Daredevil shocked many fans, it seems like the return of these shows isn’t too far away.
HULU Vice-President Craig Erwich Expresses Interest In Netflix’s Marvel Properties
Hulu’s Senior Vice President of originals, Craig Erwich was asked by The Wrap about the possibility of any Netflix shoes to revive on the service. Erwich hinted that the company is looking forward to continuing its partnership with Marvel.
“Marvel has a ton of titles we’d be interested in,” Erwich revealed. “It kind of just depends on when they’re ready, [and] who, most importantly, is going to be behind these things.”
This does make a lot of sense, especially after reports claimed that the Marvel’s Netflix shows can’t air anywhere else for two years post-cancellation.
“There is this very real contract with Netflix,” Daredevil’s Amy Rutberg said in an interview late last year. “I had heard 18 months, maybe it’s 2 years. I suppose it’s possible that Marvel could buy them out, but I have not heard so much as a whisper.”
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Meanwhile, Hulu announced their own expansion of Marvel world, with four adult animated series set to hit the service. The shows will be Hit-Monkey, Howard the Duck, M.O.D.O.K. and Tigra and Dazzler. These are being brought by creators, Kevin Smith, Chelsea Handler and Patton Oswalt. They will eventually team up into The Offenders.
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“We’ve had a relationship with Marvel since Runaways, we’re getting into business on these animated shows,” Erwich continued. “I’m sure it will lead to — you know, business gets you business — we have a good creative relationship with them. That’s where opportunities tend to arise.”