It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Disney and Marvel shows will be leaving Netflix in the wake of Disney’s upcoming streaming service Disney Play. However, fans were still left baffled as how quietly and quickly Netflix canceled two of its Marvel shows in the span of a month.
“Iron Fist,” the most critically panned of the shows, was the first show to go. Despite an improved second season this year, Netflix abruptly canceled it earlier this month. But fans got hit with another blow: the cancellation of “Luke Cage.” The latter received much better critical reception than “Iron Fist” in its two seasons.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Luke Cage” was canceled “due to creative differences and the inability to agree to terms for a third season of the show.”
But as Disney, which owns Marvel, is preparing to launch its own Disney-branded Netflix competitor late next year, the studio is ending its contract with Netflix starting in 2019. That means all future Disney theather releases will move to the Disney streaming platform starting with March’s “Captain Marvel.”
Previously, a Disney spokesperson said Disney had no plans to move Netflix’s Marvel shows to the streaming service, however plans can always change.
The Disney service is set to face complications upon launching, including the fact that it won’t have Disney’s full library of content due to licensing agreements, such as classic “Star Wars” movies.
By: Maytinee Kramer