Iron Fist got canceled by Netflix after two seasons, getting mixed reactions from both fans and critics.
“Marvel’s Iron Fist will not return for a third season on Netflix,” production partners Disney and Netflix said in a joint 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.”
The series saw martial artist Danny Rand, played by Finn Jones, emerging as the Immortal Iron Fist, the sworn enemy of the Hand and the protector of K’un-Lun.
The series was the fourth that birthed out of Marvel-Netflix partnership that started Daredevil, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones. All four heroes were brought together in The Defenders, a limited crossover series. The first season of Iron Fist earned a 19% Rotten score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 74% liked score by the audiences.
The second season did better, earning a 53% critical score while 73% “liked” it. This is the second Marvel show to be canceled by Netflix after Netflix changed the name for The Defenders Facebook page last month.
This cancellation could be linked to Disney’s intention to promote their online streaming service with high-budget series for Loki and Scarlett Witch. For now, have a look at the reactions by fans over the cancellation of Iron Fist.
Me: “Hey, Iron Fist Season 2 was good. They actually got me excited for a third season.”
Netflix: *cancels Iron Fist*
— Paul (@PaulRom95) October 13, 2018
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) October 13, 2018
— Thor DuRagnorak (@djfoodanddrank) October 13, 2018
goddamn i can’t believe iron fist got cancelled i know it wasn’t good but… pic.twitter.com/CUoHwhQYxb
— nadia ︽✵︽ (@brielxrscns) October 13, 2018
iron fist cancelada pic.twitter.com/ruaNJHh2OF
— northeast pride (@batfamstan) October 13, 2018
No iron fist season 3 pic.twitter.com/rFIdOnWH8S
— APOSTLE MOVIE (@Ept27) October 13, 2018
Iron fist cancelled? Lmaoo pic.twitter.com/jvkkLNhk4q
— Hey Susan it's me Bob ? (@JayTheGreat66) October 13, 2018
Season 2 was really good stuff, and ended on a big set up that should be paid off somehow. And the fights were ???
— Ignacio Borges (@nachoABA) October 13, 2018