Here’s Why Disney Can’t Use Daredevil, Jessica Jones & The Punisher For 2 Years

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By Riley Jones (@moviemanjones)

The revival of series like Marvel’s Daredevil and The Punisher might actually happen… just not as soon as we’d like.

As reported by IndieWire, according to a production executive at the Avengers: Endgame premiere, even if Disney wanted to revive the Marvel Netflix shows, they’re legally unable to do so until two years after their cancellation, which means Disney couldn’t even begin production on a new Daredevil series until 2020, at the earliest.

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Considering we’re almost halfway through 2019, it doesn’t seem like that long of a wait, but in our opinion, it’s difficult to imagine a scenario where Disney develops new seasons for shows that they can’t begin thinking about until October 2020. They can’t re-hire or recast any characters, start preproduction, or write a script for another two whole years. By that point, actors like Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, and Vincent D’Onofrio will (likely) have moved on to new projects, and if that’s the case, what’s the point?

Iron Fist and Luke Cage were both canceled by Netflix in October 2018 and Daredevil and The Defenders a month later. Jessica Jones and The Punisher lasted a little longer but eventually suffered the same fate as the rest.

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If it were up to you, which of the five canceled Marvel series would you most like to see return and why? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: IndieWire

Riley Jones (@moviemanjones)


Riley is the Managing Editor of Goliath. When he's not at the movie theatre or binging some new tv series, he likes to spend his time shooting hoops and play MTG. He doesn't like 'Breaking Bad,' loves 'The Simpsons,' hates mayonnaise, and has been repping the Toronto Raptors since '95. Follow him on IG and Twitter @moviemanjones.