After ten years of buildup, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now blooming with potential and possibilities, spawning various spin-offs in theatres and on television. Marvel’s Netflix series have given fans some of the most popular storylines outside the movies, with six different series.
However, the recent cancellation of Iron Fist has worried many fans regarding the future of Marvel series on Netflix, as well as the announcement of more shows on the upcoming Disney streaming service.
Netflix Chief Content Head Ted Sarandos addressed Iron Fist’s cancellation and the continuation of other series on the platform.
“Those shows are for us to cancel and we’re super happy with their performance so far,” Sarandos said.
This comment came days before the premiere of the third season for Daredevil. The second season for Punisher has also finished its filming and will likely be announced after Daredevil premiers on Netflix. Currently, Marvel is also working on the third season for Luke Cage and Jessica Jones.
The cancellation of Iron Fist shocked many fans, as its last season was received in a much better way than the first season. However, Marvel also hinted that Iron Fist will continue appearing on other shows despite its cancellation.
“Marvel’s Iron Fist will not return for a third season on Netflix,” said the statement. “Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is proud of the series and grateful for all of the hard work from our incredible cast, crew and showrunners … We’re thankful to the fans who have watched these two seasons, and for the partnership we’ve shared on this series. While the series on Netflix has ended, the immortal Iron Fist will live on.”
Iron Fist Star Finn Jones also took to social media to thank fans for their love and support, though Jones gave no indication of appearing anytime soon.
“With every end is a new beginning,” Jones posted. “I have an enormous amount of love and respect for everyone involved with the last two seasons of this show. Defending the greatest city in the world amongst the most talented and warmest people has been a privilege and a joy. Blessed to have taken this journey and grateful for the ongoing support.”