As the streaming wars rage on, it looks like more content will be leaving Netflix and “heading home” to Disney.
According to Deadline,
“Netflix’s license for Marvel’s Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, The Punisher, Iron Fist and The Defenders team-up limited series is ending and the rights to the shows is reverting to Disney. The company is keeping mum about its distribution plans for the suite of series; they are expected to be announced the shows’ new streaming home soon.”
It is unclear at this time when these beloved Marvel shows will arrive on a Disney streaming service, but it is very likely that at least some content like Jessica Jones and Luke Cage will find its way onto Hulu, which has become the home of not-so-family-friendly Disney-owned content. Marvel properties like Deadpool and Logan are already on Hulu.
It should also be mentioned that some of these shows were actually made by Disney with the intention of being distributed on Netflix or ABC in the pre-Disney+ days of the now-defunct Marvel Television. And while not everything will qualify for Disney+ or fit into the current Marvel Cinematic Universe Canon, it is still more Marvel property that is no longer helping one of Disney’s top streaming competitors.
This news is also very exciting for Daredevil fans as it follows star Charlie Cox reprising his role as the title anti-hero/Matt Murdock in the latest MCU blockbuster Spider-Man: No Way Home. Vincent D’Onofrio has also reprised his Kingpin role from The Defenders in Marvel’s latest Disney+ series Hawkeye.
Only time will tell at this point what Disney and Marvel’s plans are for the franchises. We at Disney Fanatic will work to keep our readers up-to-date on all Disney+ news as more information comes to light.