Daredevil showrunner Steven DeKnight scored Matt Murdock's vigilante suit during an auction. The pioneering Marvel TV series created in partnership with the streaming giant Netflix starred Charlie Cox as the titular character and ran for three seasons before being cancelled. Pulling the plug from the project didn't have anything to do with quality or popularity as its latest outing was universally praised while it was reported to be one of the most watched originals from the streaming giant. Up until now, it's still unclear why it was axed from the air, but many are convinced that it has something to do with Disney launching its own VOD service, Disney Plus.
Following the cancellation of Luke Cage and Iron Fist, fans were surprised to learn that Daredevil was also in the same boat. By then, it was clear that the Marvel Netflix universe was slowly being purged. True enough, Jessica Jones and The Punisher eventually followed suit. In the aftermath of these cancelations, Marvel TV announced that it will be hosting an auction for props and costumes for its first three canceled shows. This paved the way for DeKnight to get a hold of Matt's red suit.
Taking it to his official Twitter account, DeKnight announced that he nabbed Daredevil's battle suit, adding that it will live in the offices of DeKnight Productions. Fans were happy for the producer, most of them saying that it was only fitting that he gets to take home that costume. Aside from DeKnight, fellow showrunner Erik Oleson revealed that he also partook in the auction, and while he didn't get the suit, he won Matt's final battle costume for $7750.
For those of you who don't know, they're auctioning off props from the Marvel Netflix shows today. And I'm happy to report that this bad boy is coming home to live at the offices of DeKnight Productions, where it belongs! pic.twitter.com/YX59pvm8lD— Steven DeKnight (@stevendeknight) August 12, 2019
I just bought Matt’s final fight costume for 7750 bucks. My girlfriend is going to kill me!— Erik Oleson (@erikoleson) August 13, 2019
Like many fans, both DeKnight and Oleson expressed their sadness upon learning of the news that Daredevil was being cancelled. The show was on such a high after its brilliant third season that everybody thought it was going to be enough for Netlix and Marvel TV to order another season, but obviously that was not the case. Up until this point, it's unclear who decided to pull it out from the air. Rumor has it that it was Marvel's decision, which was the contrary to what we initially perceived. Fortunately, they crafted a season 3 finale that can effectively double as a series ender - Kingpin (Vincent D'Onofrio) was finally defeated with Matt's identity still intact. Then again, that doesn't mean that there are no more stories left to tell especially with Matt, Foggy (Elden Henson) and Karen (Deboarh Ann Woll) all agreeing to work together again while Dexter (Wilson Bethel) gets his spine fixed.
While everyone is thrilled for DeKnight and Oleson, the auctioning of these props and costumes is a reminder that the era of Marvel Netflix TV has really ended. The shows weren't always a critical success, but they're very rarely bad. Most of the actors who played these characters were great in their roles, particularly Cox as Matt in Daredevil. No word yet whether or not Marvel Studios has any plans of adapting any of these characters to their universe, but considering the following they garnered over the years. it won't be surprising if Kevin Feige shies away from tackling them.