Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb has revealed that Netflix series Daredevil will be landing with three more seasons. When asked about the challenges risen from the end of The Defenders which saw Daredevil battered and bruised, Loeb told EW that “it always begins at the same place.”
“We find the best showrunners that we can, whether it’s Steve Lightfoot on Punisher or Erik [Oleson] on Daredevil, and we work together with them to craft the best story that we can,” Loeb said. “Does Marvel have an idea as to what Daredevil 4, 5, or 6 could be? Sure. But ultimately those things will be shifted and talked about by the two other important parties that are involved: the network — Netflix — and our showrunner.”
He further added that Marvel TV visions the series on a “season-by-season basis, with a general idea as to where we want to be for all our characters.”
Marvel President Kevin Feige also took a similar approach in laying out the inter-connected movie side of MCU that flows along with changes. Feige stated in 2014 that he already has MCU mapped out till 2028, a time when X-Men and Spider-Man were not included in his plans.
In 2016, Spider-Man made his MCU debut in Captain America: Civil War and has since cemented his place in the shared universe. With the Disney-Fox merger almost wrapped, its likely that Marvel will soon start working on Fantastic Four and X-Men.
Loeb also revealed that he has no plans for a second season of Defenders for now. “Unlike the movie studio, which can announce a Captain Marvel movie will be out in 2019, the television studio will always be beholden to our networks, and so if our networks want another season of Iron Fist, we’re ready to go,” he said. “We’re just waiting for the answer.”
Daredevil Season 3 premiered on October 19 on Netflix.