Another two Marvel universe series’ on Netflix have been sent to the chopping block. Netflix just recently confirmed that neither The Punisher or Jessica Jones will return for a third season. Jessica Jones’ second season is, however, already in the works. These two Marvel shows were the last remaining with Netflix already culling Daredevil, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage last year. The relationship between Netflix and Marvel began back in 2013 with an announcement of four different series’ and a The Defenders limited series. In a statement to Deadline, Netflix said: “We are grateful to Marvel for five years of our fruitful partnership and thank the passionate fans who have followed these seasons from the beginning”. With no clear explanation as to why so many cancellations, all we can think of is, the poor actors and producers?
Geez Netflix, Aren’t We All?
Marvel’s Jeph Loeb said in a letter to fans: “On behalf of everyone at Marvel Television, we couldn’t be more proud or more grateful to our audience. Our Network partner may have decided they no longer want to continue telling the tales of these great characters… but you know Marvel better than that.” And so, there is good news! Disney are set to unleash their own streaming service, Disney+, later this year. This potential new rival for Netflix will include both old and new Marvel content as a part of the plan. Also, Jon Bernthal, who plays Frank Castle (The Punisher), received a whole lotta love on his Instagram, as he paid tribute to his character:
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To all who have served. All who know loss. All who love and understand Frank and his pain. It has been an honor to walk in his boots. I’m endlessly grateful to the comic fans and the men and women of the Armed Services and law enforcement community who Frank means so much to. Thank you to the USMC and all the wonderful soldiers who trained me. Go Hard. Be safe.
We’ve got few ideas as to why Netflix is severing their relationship with Marvel. Naturally, did someone talk shit about the other and there’s a punishment being served? Has Netflix caught on to the fact that there may be a few too many televised versions of the Marvel universe? Or perhaps, is Netflix making room for a universe even bigger than Marvel?
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