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Marvel CAN’T use the Netflix characters for at least two years…

May 1st, 2019 by Marc Comments

Ok, full disclosure before we continue: I loved Netflix’s Punisher and Daredevil but I thought the other shows, including the (most disappointingly ) Defenders team-up, were crushingly dull and disappointing.

That said, I liked all the actors – well MOST – and would happily see them all return to their roles and I know that since Netlfix pulled the plug on all the Marvel shows and Disney+ is getting set to role out, many fans have been hoping they would simply move from one streaming service to the other.

And they may do… but not anytime soon.

According to a production executive, Disney has been warned by 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. The clarification is an important once, as it means Disney probably won’t be spending time during the next two years working on new material with these characters to launch new series in 2020. If Disney can’t even begin developing a new Daredevil series until 2020, then it’s going to take much longer than just two years for the character to return to the big or small screen. Another option is Disney does not revive the superheroes at all.

Now with Punisher and Daredevil standing among Marvel’s biggest characters, they chances of them not coming back at all is very slim but wether or not we’ll see any of the same actors returning in any of the roles is doubtful; however, what is not doubtful is if we’ll see these characters again. We certainly will. Just in what incarnation is the puzzling part.


Source: IndieWire

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….