The #SaveDaredevil Campaign Has Fans Hoping for Reboot Once Character Rights Return to Marvel Studios. It’s been a year and half since Netflix and Marvel Entertainment called it quits on Marvel properties Luke Cage, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, The Punisher, Iron Fist and The Defenders.
According to The Defenders actor, Royce Johnson, Marvel never wanted to end the series run, and is still very interested in the franchises. Under the contract between Marvel and Netflix, Marvel Entertainment and parent company, Marvel Studios, would have to wait 18 months-2 years before releasing any new content with the characters from the cancelled franchises.
“I mean, talking to [Marvel TV president] Jeph Loeb, I read that the memo had said, ‘To be continued.’ There is a clause that I heard through rumor that we have to wait 18 months, up to two years. Will we get the same people? We don’t know that. I think they got together with a great team, I mean, with the writers, producers, editors, scorers, the stunt teams, everybody.”
“I mean, we couldn’t be more thankful with the crew we had, but it wasn’t a Marvel issue,” Johnson added to his comment. “Apparently, it was Netflix that said, ‘We’re not moving forward.’ For whatever reason. I mean, I know these shows are costly with the CGI, and stunt guys, and special effects, and stuff. And that costs money, and maybe Netflix felt that they [were not] gonna profit from it, and then this whole purge started, you know?”
This means it is very likely we will see a reappearance for these characters as early as September 2020 for Luke Cage and Iron Fist, and for Daredevil as early as November 2020.
At the time of the series cancellation, Marvel Fans created the #SaveDaredevil campaign to reboot the franchise, with the idea of having Daredevil pick up where it left off or potentially moving on to the MCU. A resurgence of the idea occurred after the posting of a 6-month reminder on the SaveDaredevil Instagram account.
Happy #FandomWithoutFear Friday! 18 months have passed since #Daredevil was cancelled which also means 18 months since we launched the #SaveDaredevil campaign! We knew we’d be in this for the long haul but every day we’re inspired by #MattMurdock and Daredevil fans all over the world who are in this fight with us! We look forward to the next 6 months passing quickly toward the end of the 2 year moratorium with Netflix and with your help #WeWillSaveDaredevil 🥊😈
With the idea of Daredevil returning to Marvel, fans were quick to share the likelihood of Daredevil making an appearance in the next Spider-Man film scheduled to release in summer 2021, but Daredevil actor, Charlie Cox said if Marvel is thinking of bringing the character into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), it’s not with him.
“I hadn’t heard those rumors, but it’s certainly not with my Daredevil. I’m not involved in it. If that’s true, it’s not with me. It’s with another actor,” Cox shared while speaking with ComicBook.com.
Charlie had a great attitude about the whole situation though, and shared that he would still be interested in reprising his role if given the opportunity, regardless of when or how Marvel would want to present the character again. “Look, I had a great time. I’m so grateful I got to play that character as long as I did. Of course, I’d love to keep going. I’d love to be involved with it,” the actor stated.
Would you love to see Matt Murdock/Daredevil return to a streaming service like Disney+? Or are you ready to see the Hell’s Kitchen lawyer make his film debut on the big screen? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
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