In 2015, the Netflix/Marvel Television partnership appeared to have a long future ahead. The shared setting that kicked off with “Daredevil” was supposed to be the television equivalent of the hugely successful Marvel Cinematic Universe, which has produced some of the highest-grossing films of all time.But four years later, it’s over. On Monday Netflix canceled both “The Punisher,” whose second season premiered last month, and “Jessica Jones,” whose third season will stream later this year. They were Marvel’s last remaining live-action Netflix shows — “Daredevil” was cancelled in November, and “Luke Cage” and “Iron Fist” both got the ax in October.So, what happened? Put simply, Disney and Netflix have turned from partners into rivals.Also Read: Hulu Is Open to 'Daredevil' or 'Luke Cage': Originals Boss Cites 'Good Creative Relationship' With MarvelIn 2017, Disney announced that its exclusive licensing agreement with Netflix would expire at the end of 2018, and that it was building its own Disney-branded streaming service, now known as Disney+ and set to launch later this year. Disney said at the time that the Marvel Netflix shows wouldn’t be affected by the change, but in 2018 it announced that Disney+ will be home to at least one new Marvel TV show — and people with knowledge of the matter told TheWrap that two other shows are being developed.These new shows will hail from Marvel Studios instead of Marvel Television, and unlike the Netflix shows, they’ll be explicitly connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and will feature MCU stars like Tom Hiddelston (“Loki”), Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany (“The Vision and Scarlet Witch”), and Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan.The end of the licensing deal already meant that Netflix no longer had any business-related obligations to keep Marvel and Disney happy. But now, Disney is directly-competing with Netflix — and in the process overshadowing Netflix’s Marvel shows.Also Read: Netflix Cancels Last 2 Marvel Series 'The Punisher' and 'Jessica Jones'But there’s also the matter of expense, according to an individual with knowledge of the matter. Though Netflix famously does not release ratings information, the individual told TheWrap that Netflix does weigh cost-vs-viewership, and that thanks to the unspecified high price of licensing Marvel IP, the shows were too expensive to produce given their viewership level. Marvel did not immediately reply to a request for comment from TheWrap regarding the price of licensing.Attempts to iron out these issues ultimately failed. The abrupt cancellation of “Luke Cage,” for example, caught the cast and crew off guard. Netflix didn’t say why the Mike Coulter-led series was axed, but an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap at the time that the decision came down both to creative differences, and an inability to reach terms on a third season deal. Similar drama played out behind the scenes on the other canceled Marvel shows.Also Read: Krysten Ritter Responds to 'Jessica Jones' Cancellation: 'I Love These People to the Moon and BackFinally, there’s the fact that like most streaming platforms, Netflix is increasingly prioritizing content that it owns outright. Besides the Marvel TV series, which were produced by Marvel and ABC Studios, Netflix has trimmed its roster of other non-owned series including “American Vandal” and “All About the Washingtons.” That’s not only because in-house shows will always be available to subscribers. It’s also because original productions like “Stranger Things” and “The Crown” have become genuine cultural sensations (and awards bait), something only the first season of “Jessica Jones” managed to do out of all the Marvel shows.After all, it’s why Netflix paid out giant sums of money to have powerhouse producers like Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy make shows for themBut the former Marvel-Netflix universe may yet live on elsewhere. In a statement on Monday, Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb confirmed it was Netflix’s call to end the shows, and hinted that they may look to revive them on another platform.“Our Network partner may have decided they no longer want to continue telling the tales of these great characters… but you know Marvel better than that,” Loeb said. “As Matthew Murdock’s Dad once said, ‘The measure of a man is not how he gets knocked to the mat, it’s how he gets back up.'”Marvel TV declined to comment if that was 100 percent the route they were going to take, but if they’re revived, our money for their new home is on Hulu, which just signed a huge four-series animated deal with Marvel TV, instead of Disney+. After all, Disney will own 60 percent of that streaming platform after it closes its deal to acquire 21st Century Fox’s film and TV assets.Read original story Why the Marvel-Netflix TV Partnership Disintegrated At TheWrap
Now that Hulu is expanding its relationship with Marvel could that lead to the streamer reviving live-action series like “Daredevil” and “Luke Cage” that have been canceled by Netflix?Craig Erwich, the streamer’s senior vice president of originals, told TheWrap that Hulu remains open for business with Marvel, and that includes any title under the comic book powerhouse. “Marvel has a ton of titles we’d be interested in,” he said, when asked by TheWrap if Hulu would have interest in reviving one of those series.“It kind of just depends on when they’re ready, [and] who, most importantly, is going to be behind these things.”Also Read: Dr Ruth Gave Grandson's 4th Grade Class a Sex Talk - and He Still 'Hasn't Recovered' Years LaterIn the last year, Netflix has canceled three of its Marvel TV series — “Daredevil,” “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage.” The second season of “The Punisher” debuted in January, leaving only the third season of “Jessica Jones” left. This also comes as Marvel TV’s big-screen counterparts, Marvel Studios, are also developing multiple TV series for Disney+ that will star characters from the films including Loki, Vision, Scarlet Witch, Falcon and The Winter Soldier.Hulu is also about to 60 percent owned by Marvel’s parent company Disney, after the close of its acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s film and TV assets. On Monday, Hulu expanded its relationship with Marvel, signing a hefty deal for multiple animated series, including “Howard the Duck.”The agreement will see Marvel TV produce four adult animated series — “Howard the Duck,” “M.O.D.O.K..” “Hit-Monkey” and “Tigra & Dazzler” — that will culminate in a crossover special, “The Offenders.” The four series are being written and executive produced by the likes of Patton Oswalt, Kevin Smith, Chelsea Handler, and the “Blades of Glory” directing team of Josh Gordon and Will Speck.Also Read: 'Devil in the White City' Adaptation From Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio in Development at Hulu“We’ve had a relationship with Marvel since ‘Runaways,’ we’re getting into business on these animated shows,” he continued. “I’m sure it will lead to — you know, business gets you business — we have a good creative relationship with them. That’s where opportunities tend to arise.”The deal with Hulu is very similar to the one Marvel TV signed with Netflix back in 2015, in which the studio was to produce four live-action series that also culminated with a team-up special. Erwich said that, though the deal may look similar, they weren’t trying to copy what Marvel and Netflix did.“Given the lead time in animation, if we want to have a regular cadence of this programming and this kind of conversation that we think it’s going to provide, you have to just start early and commit to a bunch,” he added. “It’s hard to pull it off on a one-off basis.”Read original story Hulu Is Open to ‘Daredevil’ or ‘Luke Cage': Originals Boss Cites ‘Good Creative Relationship’ With Marvel At TheWrap
If Frank Castle's first appearance in Season 2 of Daredevil and Season 1 of Marvel's The Punisher taught us anything it is that no one leaves a trail of carnage behind like the ruthless vigilante played by Jon Bernthal. Today, just over one week before the second season of one of the last two Marvel series on Netflix launches, the latest trailer shows the body count has risen and the villains are more crazed than ever. "I dream about the Punisher every night," says one of…
When Netflix executives decided to cancel the Marvel series Daredevil they turned a blind eye to viewer demand. That's evident in the latest numbers from Parrot Analytics which reveal that Daredevil ranked fourth last week in viewer demand among all digital originals in the United States across all streaming platforms. Demand for the sightless superhero series was surpassed only by three shows (Narcos, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Stranger Things, all from…
<strong>EXCLUSIVE:</strong> The ax continues to fall on <a href="https://deadline.com/tag/marvel/" id="auto-tag_marvel">Marvel</a>’s series at <a href="https://deadline.com/tag/netflix/" id="auto-tag_netflix">Netflix</a>. <em><a href="https://deadline.com/tag/daredevil/" id="auto-tag_daredevil">Daredevil</a>,</em> which launched the Marvel universe on the streaming platform, has been canceled after three seasons. The move comes on the heels of Netflix canceling<em> Iron Fist</em> and <em><a href="https://deadline.com/tag/luke-cage/" id="auto-tag_luke-cage">Luke Cage</a></em> <a href="https://deadline.com/2018/10/marvel-iron-fist-canceled-netflix-daredevil-disney-finn-jones-jessica-henwick-1202482048/">last month</a> – but <em>Daredevil</em> seems to have an afterlife elsewhere. “<em>Marvel's Daredevil</em> will not return for a fourth season on Netflix,” the streamer said in a statement tonight to Deadline. “We are tremendously proud of the…
Guess Danny Rand didn’t pack such a powerful punch after all: Netflix has cancelled the Marvel superhero drama Iron Fist after two seasons, our sister site Deadline is reporting. The cancellation caps the series at a total of 23 episodes. “Marvel’s Iron Fist will not return for a third season on Netflix,” Marvel and Netflix announced in a […]
<em><strong>UPDATE with additional panel coverage, photos</strong></em> Who is Agent Dex, and why is he going all Daredevil on <em>Daredevil</em>? At New York Comic Con today, the Netflix series revealed that new FBI agent Benjamin Poindexter (Wilson Bethel, joining the cast) will become the iconic Marvel character Bullseye. Take a look at the trailer, with Bullseye, above. “One of the greatest villains in comic books,” is how showrunner Erik Oleson described Bullseye. Season 3 will chronicle how Bethel’s…
Kingpin is back in Hell's Kitchen and ready to turn Daredevil into Public Enemy #1 in Season 3 of Marvel's acclaimed comic book series.
Matt Murdock is letting his inner devil out. “Marvel’s Daredevil” Season 3 will drop on Oct. 19, Netflix announced Thursday, along with a short teaser trailer. This ultra-moody side of Murdock was teased in the end credits of “Iron Fist” Season 2, where we saw the superhero bloody and seemingly injured in a confessional booth, wearing his original black costume with the bandanna tied over his eyes.
Matt Murdock returns from the brink after the events of "Defenders," and he's ready to take down corruption in Hell's Kitchen for good.
Vincent D'Onofrio has been set to reprise as Wilson Fisk for the third season of <em>Daredevil</em>.
This week, Netflix’s Marvel series, "Daredevil," "Jessica Jones," "Luke Cage," and "Iron Fist," will finally come together in "The Defenders."
With San Diego Comic-Con just two months away, Yahoo TV has your first look at one of the top toy exclusives that will be offered: Daredevil.
When Jon Bernthal and Tom Holland were shooting “Pilgrimage” together both actors were simultaneously trying to land roles in the Marvel big and small screen universe. During breaks from filming the gritty medieval action film, the two actors collaborated on the audition tapes that helped convince Marvel higher-ups they were the right people to play... <a href="http://variety.com/2017/film/news/jon-bernthal-punisher-tom-holland-spider-man-pilgrimage-1202393579/" title="Read How Tom Holland Helped Jon Bernthal Land His Role as Marvel’s ‘Punisher’">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
Squirrel Girl is finally heading to television after years of being a fan favorite from the Marvel comics! Also, updates on 'The Defenders' and more!
Over the last month, executive producers of more than 30 current genre shows have taken part in Yahoo TV’s “Why Genre Shows Matter” survey, either via email or by phone. We’ve learned which genre show was the first to resonate with them, which genre show they believe deserved more Emmy love, which current genre show they think is tackling an issue well, and, if they were a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan, what moment, episode, or arc best explains why in honor of the show’s 20th anniversary.Our final question to them: What is the issue you’re proudest of tackling, or most invested in, on your own show? Read on for their answers.Related: Yahoo TV’s Complete “Why Genre Shows Matter” Coverage
What was the first genre show to resonate with you? 1. HBO owes a “thank you” to The Incredible Hulk. Because when you’re a skinny, nerdy 10-year-old, you wish you could transform into a painted green Lou Ferrigno and beat the living s–t out of anyone who makes you angry.
Ready to roll with your squad on Halloween night — but need ideas for costumes? Look no further than your TV!TV shows offer plenty of interesting ideas for group costumes. Of course, you'll probably see plenty of The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones squads on Halloween, so how about we help you dig a little deeper into the channels for your friends?Here are 12 costume suggestions for your TV-loving squad and the gear you'll need to make it happen.
Marvel Television head honcho Jeph Loeb opened the New York Comic Con panel for Netflix’s latest Marvel-based series, Iron Fist, by quoting not comic book legend Stan Lee, but movie legend Ferris Bueller.
There are a lot of dangerous acts on America’s Got Talent, and Tuesday night, one almost turned deadly. Daredevil Ryan Stock, along with his fiancée AmberLynn Walker, has been shocking the AGT judges and audiences all season by sticking stuff in his nose, putting a blow torch out on his tongue, and holding a chainsaw in his mouth. During their live performance, Ryan had stuck a tube down his throat with a bullseye on the end of it, and AmberLynn set up on a ladder to shoot a flaming arrow through the bullseye and into the tube.
Marvel’s “Daredevil” has been renewed for a third season on Netflix. The news was announced Thursday at Comic-Con during the panel for Marvel’s “Luke Cage.” Season two of “Daredevil” premiered in March on the streaming service. The series was Netflix’s first Marvel show, and has become the foundational show for a fleet of Marvel series... <a href="http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/daredevil-renewed-for-season-3-at-netflix-1201820071/" title="Read ‘Daredevil’ Renewed for Season 3 at Netflix">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
Welcome to the final installment of our pre-San Diego Comic-Con collectible showcase. By now you’ve checked out the Game of Thrones, Star Trek, and DC superhero wares that will be on display (and on sale) on the convention floor. Now, on the eve of SDCC, check out the best of the rest of the TV-related toys. It’s almost as good as being there.