Daredevil star Amy Rutberg, who Played with Attorney Marci Stahl and Foggy Nelson’s girlfriend on the series, has Promised that Netflix was entirely responsible for the show’s cancellation, and everyone at Marvel Television was taken aback by the Statement.
“My contacts at Marvel were very surprised. One of those rumours that it had been a Marvel conclusion are incorrect, I believe it was purely a Netflix decision,” Rutberg told Inverse over the telephone in an interview. They were amazed.”
Sam Ernst, a writer and co-executive producer on Daredevil, had voiced similar issues in a tweetlast month, imagining Marvel executives were”as impressed as if we were”.
Daredevil’s cancellation may not have been such a surprise for audiences and fans, provided it was the third Marvel-Netflix series to go down that path in less than two months. Iron Fist was the very first to be shelved in mid-October, followed by Luke Cage a week afterwards. Rutberg said that the Daredevil team was already preparing for season 4 when word broke.
“We had heard rumours we would begin production as early as February 2019,” she added. “It is a little unusual to be far ahead in the planning and cancel the show, making me think Netflix was labouring over whether or not to cancel it. My guess was that it was not an easy choice.”
Fans have been hoping that Marvel will reestablish the shows on Disney+, its parent firm’s forthcoming streaming service slated for a US launch in late 2019. Netflix and Marvel’s statements have hinted that the characters may still have a long time elsewhere, but it seems highly unlikely that the family-friendly Disney would bring damn, adult entertainment to its platform.
Even though that were to happen, it would take a couple of years due to this contract between Netflix and Marvel Television.
“There’s this very real contract with Netflix,” Rutberg said. “I had heard 18 months, perhaps it’s two decades. I suppose it’s likely that Marvel could purchase them but I haven’t heard so much as a whisper.”