DaredevilLatest News and Opinion
Posted Monday 1/07/19 at 6:19AM EST
Daredevil fans are hoping to convince Disney to "#SaveDaredevil"
Source: TV Guide
The social media campaign, which was boosted by the show's stars Vincent D'Onofrio and Amy Rutberg, aims to catch the attention of one Disney executive: Kevin Mayer, who previously expressed interest in reviving some of Netflix's canceled Marvel shows.
Posted Wednesday 12/19/18 at 11:11PM EST
Disney executive says there's a "possibility" that Netflix's Marvel characters could be revived on the Disney+ streaming service
"They are very high-quality shows. We haven’t yet discussed that, but I would say that’s a possibility," Kevin Mayer, Disney’s chairman for its direct-to-consumer deals, said in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Despite what Mayer says, it would be difficult to revive Netflix's Marvel characters since they can't be used in a non-Netflix series for two years after cancelation.
Posted Monday 12/17/18 at 1:35PM EST
Daredevil's Amy Rutberg on cancelation: "I think it was purely a Netflix decision"
“My contacts at Marvel were very surprised," the actress tells Inverse. "Any of the rumors that it was a Marvel decision are wrong, I think it was purely a Netflix decision. That comes from personal conversations with people high up at Marvel. They were surprised."
Posted Wednesday 12/12/18 at 4:39PM EST
Don't expect to see Netflix's Marvel characters on any non-Netflix show or movie in the near future
"Fans of the Marvel Television series recently canceled by Netflix who hope to see the shows revived on Disney+ may be out of luck," reports Variety. Sources tell the trade magazine "that the deal for the original four Marvel shows includes a clause that prevents the characters from appearing in any non-Netflix series or film for at least two years after cancellation. That means that Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist — which were all canceled this year at Netflix — could not come to the Disney streaming service until 2020 at the earliest." Variety says the chances of those characters being revived elsewhere is a "long shot." "And even if they did go to Disney+ as soon as possible," Variety reports, "they would be doing so without Jessica Jones, which is set to air its third season on Netflix sometime in 2019. If that show is canceled, which now seems likely but is by no means a guarantee, it could not go elsewhere until 2021."
Posted Tuesday 12/11/18 at 10:14PM EST
Why are Marvel series missing from Netflix's list of most binge-worthy shows of 2018?
On My Block came out on top as the No. 1 binged show on Netflix in 2018, but why aren't there any Marvel shows listed? "Netflix makes a point of indicating that the list’s rankings aren’t reflective of a show’s overall popularity, which makes one wonder what the point of publishing the list in the first place was, if that’s the case," says Charles Pulliam-Moore. "But the Marvel shows’ complete absence from the report is telling in and of itself. Depending on how you look at it, either Netflix is owning up to the fact that a lot of people are really feeling the Marvel binge fatigue, especially after a handful of seasons of rather lackluster solo series...or this could just be Netflix’s very polite way of acknowledging that its little corner of the MCU is truly coming to an end."
Posted Thursday 12/06/18 at 8:43PM EST
Charlie Cox reacts to Daredevil's cancelation, says he'd be willing to do the "dream job" again
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“Oh my God, yeah,” Cox said when EW asked if he'd be willing to return to the Matt Murdock/Daredevil role. He adds: “A lot of us really expected to keep going, and I certainly did. The truth is, I felt like we had a lot of stories to tell, and although I understand (the cancellation), I’m very saddened by that...It’s been just the most incredible job for me. It’s so fun to do. You get to do all the acting obviously, which is great, but then there’s also this really fun physical aspect to it with all the stunts and the fight choreography.” ALSO: Why Daredevil was always doomed.
Posted Tuesday 12/04/18 at 8:48PM EST
Report: Daredevil was the No. 4 original streaming series the week it was canceled
Parrot Analytics found that the caneled Marvel series ranked below fellow Netflix series Narcos, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Stranger Things.
Posted Monday 12/03/18 at 5:56PM EST
Daredevil writer: “I thought it was too big to fail"
“The reviews were so overwhelmingly positive that I thought there was no way they would cancel it," Daredevil writer Tamara Becher-Wilkinson tells i09. "I don’t know how well it does on Netflix or anything like that...(but) it was surprising to me they would cancel something that was so well received." Becher-Wilkinson says she was in the middle of creating a writing schedule when the cancelation news was revealed. “If I was a betting woman, you know, my guess is that it’s the end of the Marvel universe on Netflix,” she says.
Posted Monday 12/03/18 at 1:18PM EST
Why Netflix's canceled Marvel shows are unlikely to be rebooted on Disney's streaming service
"The execs have already said they don't want these shows on the Disney service," tweeted Alan Sepinwall. "And even if they did, the nature of the contracts would make it virtually impossible. They're done." He adds: "I should clarify. The Marvel shows for Disney+ are being produced by Marvel movie execs, who do not like or get along with the Marvel TV execs who made Daredevil et al. Technically, they COULD make a Luke Cage show a few years down the line. They just don’t want to."
Posted Friday 11/30/18 at 1:25PM EST
Marvel promises it isn't done with Daredevil, despite Netflix's cancelation
"We look forward to more adventures with the Man without Fear in the future," Marvel said in a statement this morning in response to Netflix's cancelation last night. That echoed similar comments made by Netflix in its announcement that "the Daredevil character will live on in future projects for Marvel." The Daredevil Twitter account posted shortly after the cancelation announcement that "Justice Never Stops." As Deadline's Dominic Patten explains, Marvel's comment "raises eyebrows that perhaps after three seasons on the streamer, the Charlie Cox portrayed character could show up on the upcoming second season of The Punisher on Netflix or maybe in the next season of Jessica Jones. The former makes more sense as the ruthless Jon Bernthal played vigilante was a big part of Daredevil Season 2 back in 2016." He adds: "Of course, the remarks by both Marvel and Netflix could also mean that this current Daredevil or a variation of the Matt Murdock character could show up on the already Marvel heavy Disney+ streaming service that the House of Mouse is rolling out next year.
- It's clear now that Netflix is becoming more interested in shows made "in-house"
- Daredevil's cast and crew mourn following cancelation news
- Daredevil writer Sam Ernst says writers already had Season 4 planned: "On the walls were an entire season 4 laid out - and it was so f***g cool"
- Showrunner Erik Oleson tweeted on Nov. 16: "Just pitched @netflix #Daredevil Season 4. Fingers crossed!"
- Data had shown that interest in Daredevil had dramatically fallen since its first season
- Netflix's cancelation spree: Here are 15 shows that got the axe this year
Posted Thursday 11/29/18 at 9:10PM EST
Daredevil becomes the latest Marvel series to be canceled at Netflix
Daredevil, which kicked off the Marvel universe on Netflix in April 2015, will not return for a fourth season. The cancelation comes one month after Daredevil's third season arrived on the same day that Luke Cage was abruptly canceled, which came one week after the axing of Iron Fist. The cancelation leaves just two Marvel series on Netflix, Jessica Jones and The Punisher. “Marvel’s Daredevil will not return for a fourth season on Netflix,” Netflix said in a statement. “We are tremendously proud of the show’s last and final season and although it’s painful for the fans, we feel it best to close this chapter on a high note. We’re thankful to showrunner Erik Oleson, the show’s writers, stellar crew and incredible cast including Charlie Cox as Daredevil himself, and we’re grateful to the fans who have supported the show over the years. While the series on Netflix has ended, the three existing seasons will remain on the service for years to come, while the Daredevil character will live on in future projects for Marvel.” Last month, Oleson called the Iron Fist and Luke Cage cancelations a "hard blow." “The Marvel shows are a family," he told Indiewire. "As the showrunner of Daredevil, I’m always rooting for my fellow showrunners and their families, and it was a hard blow. I’m not going to lie...It was heartbreaking news.”
Posted Monday 11/12/18 at 2:39PM EST
Marvel legend Stan Lee dies at 95
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The iconic Marvel writer, editor and publisher -- who co-created numerous superhero characters that included Daredevil, Spider-Man and Black Panther -- died this morning, one month shy of his 96th birthday, after he was rushed by ambulance from his Hollywood Hills home to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. TMZ reports: "Lee had suffered several illnesses over the last year or so -- he had a bout of pneumonia and vision issues." In addition to his behind-the-scenes work at Marvel, Lee also became known for making cameos on Marvel properties. One of his last on-screen appearances was as a limo driver last year on Hulu's Runaways. He even made a cameo last year on ABC's Fresh Off the Boat. As The Hollywood Reporter points out, "long before his Marvel characters made it to the movies, they appeared on television. An animated Spider-Man show ... ran on ABC from 1967 to 1970. Bill Bixby played Dr. David Banner, who turns into a green monster (Lou Ferrigno) when he gets agitated, in the 1977-82 CBS drama The Incredible Hulk. And Pamela Anderson provided the voice of Stripperella, a risque animated Spike TV series that Lee wrote for in 2003-04." ALSO: Marvel Universe stars pay tribute to Stan Lee.
Posted Wednesday 10/24/18 at 9:03PM EDT
Luke Cage's cancelation isn't that disappointing because it wasn't black enough, and its quality suffered in trying to appeal to everybody
The Netflix version of the Marvel character was specially built not to alienate non-white audiences, says Noel Ransome. Or as Mike Colter put it, he was supposed to be superhero, not a black superhero. "Interestingly enough, it’s that stance that made Luke Cage, the character, the worst part of his own show," says Ransome. "He was the principled, sullen and reluctant vigilante that felt disappointingly wooden. He was the Old Navy mannequin experiencing sentiency through a script. Through season one, his main pathos and character conflicts stood outside of himself; Luke Cage vs. Cottonmouth...Luke Cage Vs. Bushmaster. Beyond that, he was altruistic to the point of feeling stale. Characters Daredevil and Jessica Jones felt comparatively honest because their internal conflicts were real and severely broken in a, I’m-not-trusting-these-fools-with-my-life sort of way. Sure, there was a play Luke's humanity through an animosity driven arc with his father and his anger; but he was still engrained to be a flawless presentation for both white and black viewers; the complete antidote to the negative arguments against black communities as a whole." The Netflix version of Luke Cage, Ransome adds, was a "watered-down Kool-Aid interpretation, dipped in high-fructose corn syrup, with the blandness of an on-duty mall cop. And over the course of two seasons, I noticed the strain of disease Luke Cage was suffering from; the same conundrum TV shows and films designed for black audiences tolerate in a marketable woke culture."
Posted Wednesday 10/24/18 at 10:24AM EDT
Daredevil showrunner reacts to Iron Fist and Luke Cage's cancelations
Erik Oleson says the future of Marvel shows on Netflix is "way above my pay grade." Still, he was disappointed in the two cancelations. “I’m close, personal friends with (Iron Fist showrunner) Raven Metzner and a number of folks who worked on that show, and I’m sad for my friends,” says Oleson. “The Marvel shows are a family. As the showrunner of Daredevil, I’m always rooting for my fellow showrunners and their families, and it was a hard blow. I’m not going to lie. I took Raven out for drinks on Saturday night and we commiserated. It was heartbreaking news.”
Posted Monday 10/22/18 at 10:25PM EDT
Is superhero fatigue to blame for Netflix's Luke Cage and Iron Fist cancelations?
"Remember when Smallville was TV’s lone superhero show? (And hell, it didn’t even let Clark Kent have flights or tights.)," says Matt Webb Mitovich. "Now, seven years after that Superman origin story wrapped its run, TV is home to nearly 20 comic book-based series about specially abled heroes, with another batch in the pipeline. Could it be that Luke Cage and Iron Fist, which both got powered down this month, are the first casualties of simply too much super going on?" He points out that The CW has had a combined 22 seasons of superhero shows, while Gotham's ratings on Fox haven't been super. Add to that the recent launch of DC Universe and its superhero shows and it shouldn't be surprising to see superhero fatigue kicking in. Mitovich notes that in the "escalation of omnipresence comes that fact that it’s harder than ever for a hero to seem super, to stand out in the crowd."