As the Marvel-Netflix series were cancelled one-by-one, many fans kept telling themselves over and over that they weren’t worried as the shows would be resurrected for the upcoming Disney+ streaming service or on Hulu down the track. They also scoffed at the reports that indicated Netflix had a two-year no compete-style clause preventing the shows from returning until at least 2020.
Now, IndieWire has posted a new report indicating they spoke with a Disney production executive who reveals the studio has been warned by its lawyers “not to even think about developing new content featuring the characters of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Punisher until the two-year mark.”
This means even if there were energy and drive to resurrect the same shows, a late 2021 bow would be the absolute earliest they could air with most if not all not being able to come back to screens again until 2022. With the various actor’s options having lapsed, many will have gone on to new jobs by the time production on a new season could potentially begin again.
The other option which is looking increasingly likely is Disney does not revive many of them and if they do they’ll reboot them. For now, Disney+ is focused much more on its Marvel Studios series like “WandaVision,” “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” and “Loki”.