Marvel Had No Say In Daredevil’s Netflix Cancellation
The Decision To cancel Marvel Shows Was Entirely Netflix’s : Jeph Loeb
Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel TV, has revealed that the decision to cancel the show and other Netflix shows was entirely Netflix’s.
Talking to Decider, Loeb explained how the end of FX’s Legion is different from the cancellations on Netflix.
“In the Netflix situations, that was a situation where the network made a decision and we had nothing to say about it,” Loeb said.
Even Daredevil actress Amy Rutberg had something similar to say back in December.
“My contacts at Marvel were very surprised,” Rutberg revealed. “Any of the rumors that it was a Marvel decision are wrong, I think it was purely a Netflix decision. That comes from personal conversations with people high up at Marvel. They were surprised.”
The Statement Released by Marvel
At the time of the cancellation, a statement was released by Marvel which said, “Marvel is extremely grateful to the huge audience that loved Marvel’s Daredevil. From the moment of young Matt’s first act of heroism to the birth of Page, Murdock, & Nelson, it has been an unbelievable journey.
We are incredibly proud of the amazing showrunners and writers starting with Drew Goddard and Steven DeKnight, Marco Ramirez and Doug Petrie and Erik Oleson, Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Vincent D’Onofrio and our casts who brought our characters to life with such excellence, and every one of the fantastic crews in NYC. We look forward to more adventures with the Man without Fear in the future.”
There are many rumours that the series could be revived by Marvel for Disney+ or Hulu once the two-year moratorium that comes post-Netflix cancellation has run out. However, all of that would depend on the talent involved being available.
Statement Released By Netflix
The cancellation was announced by Netflix with a statement. It read, “Marvel’s Daredevil will not return for a fourth season on Netflix. We are tremendously proud of the show’s last and final season and although it’s painful for the fans, we feel it best to close this chapter on a high note. We’re thankful to showrunner Erik Oleson, the show’s writers, stellar crew and incredible cast including Charlie Cox as Daredevil himself, and we’re grateful to the fans who have supported the show over the years. While the series on Netflix has ended, the three existing seasons will remain on the service for years to come, while the Daredevil character will live on in future projects for Marvel.”