The last few months have seen a seemingly growing riff between Netflix and Marvel. Marvel shows have been dropping dead like flies on the streaming platform. Earlier this year, both Iron Fist and Luke Cage weren’t spared by the chopping block. The shows, while promising, only stayed on the air for two seasons a piece.
Unfortunately, another blow to the Marvel roster was announced.
Much to the shock of fans, Netflix confirmed the cancellation of the well-received Marvel feature, Daredevil. In the aftermath, the cast and crew of the show have chimed in on the end of their web series. Just this week, Daredevil himself aka Charlie Cox breaks his silence regarding Netflix’s decision.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Cox explained that nobody in the cast and crew of the show expected for Daredevil to be canceled. Their last season, season 3, was received warmly by critics and fans alike. In fact, the shows third seasons shoed a vast improvement from the average, middling season two. With a Rotten Tomatoes score of over 90%, the production thought their show was relatively safe from the axe:
“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.”
Nevertheless, Cox knows that while Daredevil is near and dear to the hearts of a lot of people, the decision was nothing but a business decision:
“It’s just how business works. But also, these characters mean a lot to people. It’s weird to think there’s a chance I won’t be playing Matt Murdock ever again. That’s a bizarre feeling, because that character has been such a huge part of my life for the last four and a half years.”
In the same interview, he explains that, given the chance, he would play Matt Murdock again in a heartbeat:
“Oh my God, yeah. I don’t know how this would happen, but maybe one day we could pick up the baton and do it again.”
This is not the first time someone in the cast and crew of Daredevil has spoken about the cancellation of the show.
In a recent interview with i09 as reported by us at Geekfeed, Daredevil writer Tamara Becher – Wilkinson, revealed that everybody was shocked when series showrunner, Erik Oleson, announced that Daredevil was canceled. In fact, the idea was so far-fetched for everyone, that she even joked about being canceled before Oleson shared the bad news:
“[Showrunner Erik Oleson] got a call asking him to go down to see the Marvel executives, and I jokingly went ‘Ooooooooh,’ like a third grader does when someone gets called to a principal’s office. Then, he waited for everybody to gather back in the writers’ room and he said, ‘Netflix has decided not to move forward with season four.’ And that’s all I remember, you know. I kind of missed the details because I was, like, so surprised.”
Thus far, there is no word on whether or not Daredevil season 4 would see the light of day.