Daredevil season 3 showrunner Erik Oleson comments on the cancelation of Iron Fist after just two seasons. Oleson and company may be on a high right now after the glowing reviews for Daredevil's latest outing, but sadly, Netflix's Marvel TV universe as a whole isn't at its best shape right now following the cancelation of Iron Fist, Luke Cage and possibly even The Defenders.
Iron Fist was discontinued earlier this month, despite season 2 being a significant improvement from the critically-panned first season, not to mention a cliffhanging ending teasing Danny Rand's future adventures. Just a week after that and contrary to initial reports, Luke Cage followed suit. Given this, many are assuming that it's only a matter of time before all Marvel TV series on Netflix will be no more as Disney works on their own streaming platform and planned Marvel shows managed by Marvel Studios.
In light of the cancelation of Iron Fist, Oleson spoke to The Playlist to share his thoughts about Netflix and Marvel TV's move to pull the plug on the Finn Jones-led series. Oleson revealed that he and Iron Fist season 2 showrunner Raven Metzner got together on the heels of the devastating news to talk about it.
“I’m close, personal friends with [“Iron First” showrunner] Raven Metzner and a number of folks who worked on that show, and I’m sad for my friends. The Marvel shows are a family. As the showrunner of ‘Daredevil,’ I’m always rooting for my fellow showrunners and their families, and it was a hard blow. I’m not going to lie. I took Raven out for drinks on Saturday night and we commiserated. It was heartbreaking news.”
In conjunction with the cancelation, Oleson also commented on how he thinks the in-development Marvel series for Disney's own streaming service is affecting the brand's Netflix shows. While he's not permanently shutting down the possibility that fans might see Iron Fist in another avenue, he reiterated that he's not in the loop regarding what Kevin Feige and his team are cooking.
“I don’t know what the future holds in terms of Netflix and Marvel and the new Disney streaming service and all of that. I’m not really privy to any of that stuff. That’s way above my pay grade. But who knows what the future holds? I wouldn’t put it past anyone that [“Iron Fist”] comes back in some other form.”
Despite the cancelation of Iron Fist and Luke Cage, Netflix is expected to continue housing Jessica Jones season 3 and The Punisher season 2 with both shows already in the middle of principal photography for their upcoming outings. No word yet for Daredevil's supposed fourth season, but the high praise from both critics and audiences for its latest installment should be motivation to keep the show going. Having said that, should the show never come back for another year, Oleson and his team crafted what could also be a satisfying series finale for the Marvel TV and Netflix's inaugural series.
Source: The Playlist