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    Marvel Bosses Were ‘Blindsided’ by Netflix’s Decision to Cancel Daredevil

    In an interview with Deadline, Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb says the division of Marvel Entertainment was "blindsided" by Netflixcanceling their properties:  Daredevil,  Jessica Jones,  Luke Cage,  Iron Fist and  Punisher
    Nearly a year after Netflix confirmed the cancellation of Marvel TV show Daredevil, Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb has admitted they were left ‘blindsided’ by the streaming service’s decision.

    A statement from the streaming service confirmed that the show had been cancelled without hope of a fourth season, but now Loeb has confirmed that the announcement came as a shock to everyone, suggesting that Marvel had been left out of the decision-making process.
    ‘The hardest part [of] the situation at Netflix of which I really can’t go into other than to say that we were blindsided and the things that were to come weren’t finished yet,’ Loeb has revealed.

    In September 2017, the launch of Disney+ confirmed that Marvel and Star Wars films would no longer be available on Netflix from 2019 as they move over to Disney’s very own new streaming services.
    A year later, after the cancellation of other Netflix/Marvel shows Luke Cage and Iron Fist, Netflix issued a statement which read: ‘Marvel’s Daredevil will not return for a fourth season on Netflix.

    ‘We are tremendously proud of the show’s last and final season and although it’s painful for the fans, we feel it best to close this chapter on a high note.
    ‘While the series on Netflix has ended, the three existing seasons will remain on the service for years to come, while the Daredevil character will live on in future projects for Marvel.’

    ‘The truth of the matter is, we were on this thing where we said, oh wait, the bumper fell off the car, but the car’s still going, but we couldn’t discuss any of that,’ Loeb added, speaking to Deadline, before admitting that despite the bumpy road, ‘history’s going to remember the story’.
    ‘All that’s important to us is that we had an opportunity to change television by putting together four heroes, who then joined together in a group, and people have talked about it like this is unprecedented,’ he said.

    Daredevil star Charlie Cox had previously admitted he would be up for another season of The Defenders, which brought the heroes – Luke, Iron Fist, Daredevil and Jessica Jones – together.
    Charlie told Metro.co.uk: ‘I would like to see a story that is more in keeping with the show’s that we make, which is a little bit more grounded, a little more boots on the ground.
    ‘I don’t want to see us try and compete with the Avengers in terms of the scope. I’d like to see The Defenders in more of a crime drama that happens in Hell’s Kitchen underground. That’d be fun.’
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