View Full Version : Disney Is Getting Daredevil Back From Netflix Soon, But Will They Use Him?

April 14th, 2020, 11:13
One of the weirder sagas in the streaming wars was what happened with the mass execution of all Marvelís Netflix shows over the past few years.
Before Disney Plus was a glimmer in Bob Igerís eye, Netflix and Marvel joined forces to make a series of shows about The Defenders. That resulted in multiple seasons of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher and a crossover Defenders mini-season. But eventually, one by one, regardless of quality or ratings, all the shows were killed off.
This was during a Netflix purge where they didnít want to keep making expensive shows that they didnít fully own. And Marvel didnít really care to fight for these Netflix shows because they had always treated them like the black sheep of the family (they never once connected to the MCU in any meaningful way) and knew they were going to be building their own TV projects soon enough.
The catch with all this was that Netflixís deal with Marvel reportedly contained a clause where Netflix would still retain the rights to these shows and characters for two years after the shows finished airing (https://comicbook.com/marvel/2020/04/09/marvel-studios-can-use-daredevil-mcu-sooner-than-you-think/). Meaning Marvel couldnít starting making their own Defenders character series in any capacity until then.