He could’ve shut down the speculation then and there but Kevin Mayer, the newly appointed head of the upcoming streaming service Disney+, has dropped comments fuelling the fire of fan belief that Marvel’s cancelled Netflix series could live on at the new service.
in the wake of the axing of “Iron Fist,” “Luke Cage” and “Daredevil,” the various companies involved from Netflix to Marvel TV, Marvel Studios, Disney, ABC Studios and more have all either kept quiet or remained decidedly vague about the post-Netflix fate of the various series.
That continues with this week’s interview with THR in which Mayer was asked directly if he would consider reviving the Marvel shows that Netflix cancelled to which he responded: “They are very high-quality shows. We haven’t yet discussed that, but I would say that’s a possibility.”
What is known is that due to contractual clauses, none of the shows could appear again on any other service until late 2020 at the very earliest. That also assumes Disney simply won’t reboot the property either to avoid the expense of bringing back creative teams and actors no longer under contract – assuming they could get them.
For now, no-one involved seems to want to talk about any of the shows and their fates, meaning we don’t know if they’ll come back and if so where and when. Until someone does, we probably won’t have an idea about what’s going to happen until sometime well into 2020.