It’s official: “Daredevil” and the other “Defenders” series will soon no longer be available on Netflix. But that’s not bad news, because presumably there will soon be (almost) all Marvel series on a single platform: Disney+.
On February 11, 2022, there were the first confused reports from fans around the world: Anyone who watched the Marvel series “Daredevil“, “Jessica Jones“, “Luke Cage”, “Iron Fist”, “The Punisher” and/or “The Defenders” on Netflix was shown the overlay “The series is available until February 28.”. Last week it was still unclear whether this was an error or accurate information, but over the weekend we received the official confirmation.
So it is clear: “Daredevil”, “Jessica Jones”, “Luke Cage”, “Iron Fist”, “The Punisher” and “The Defenders” will actually no longer be available for streaming on Netflix from 1 March 2022.
The reason for this: Netflix has marketed the series as originals, i.e. as formats produced especially for the streaming service. However, the rights to the series have not been acquired permanently, but only licensed for a few years. And Disney has now not renewed the licenses any further, but decided to bring back the series.“DAREDEVIL”, “THE DEFENDERS” AND CO. SOON ON DISNEY PLUS?
What will happen to the series, Disney has not yet officially announced. But actually, there is only one conceivable and logical possibility: “Daredevil”, “Jessica Jones” and Co. come to Disney+ or the US streaming service “Hulu”.
Due to the higher age rating and the partly adult content, the series in the USA should not be part of the regular offer of Disney Plus, but instead end up with Hulu, which is also majority-owned by Disney. In Germany and many other countries, on the other hand, there is also adult content on Disney+ in the star category, so it would not be a problem to include “Daredevil” and Co. in the program.
And after the latest developments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), it would really be best if the six Marvel series moved from Netflix to Disney+ – because they are now also part of the ever-growing Avengers universe.
In “Hawkeye” the villain Wilson Fisk alias Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio), known from “Daredevil”, celebrated his comeback. And in “Spider-Man: No Way Home”, “Daredevil” star Charlie Cox was again seen as blind lawyer Matt Murdock.
And apparently, this will not have been the last appearance of the two characters. Cox recently told the Hollywood Reporter in an interview that he would like to meet D’Onofrio again as Kingpin. And the ideal format for this seems to be the already confirmed “Hawkeye” spin-off series “Echo”, which is rumored to be a kind of “Daredevil Season 3.5”.
If you want to catch up on the previous adventures of Daredevil and Co. before “Echo” (or after “Hawkeye” and “No Way Home”), you will probably soon be able to do so on one and the same platform.