Deemed the weakest of the four individual Marvel shows on the streaming platform, many thought that it would be taken off the air after its critically-panned debut season, which is why people were shocked when a renewal announcement came during The Defenders panel at last year's year's San Diego Comic-Con. In an effort to address criticisms, Iron Fist season 2 got a brand new showrunner in Raven Metzner who replaced Scott Buck. However, the improved reviews in its latest outing weren't enough to save the show.
Taking it to Change.org, a user named Melissa Hodge came up with a campaign urging Netflix and Marvel to bring Iron Fist back for another season. She cited several interesting points hoping to change the decision to cancel the series including the fact that season 2 ended on a cliffhanger, and it didn't make any sense to do that if they didn't plan on continuing the story. Read her full statement below.
"Netflix has made a terrible decision in cancelling Iron Fist after 2 seasons . There are many fans of the character and the series and most people said that the second season was excellent . I think its unfair that Luke Cage , Jessica Jones and Daredevil get a third season and their shows get mixed reviews too yet Iron Fist gets the shaft . There is so much more potential and stories to be told and its not great fanservice to end the last season on a cliff hanger and not go along with it especially when the second season was more well recieved with critics and fans . So Netflix and Marvel please revise your decision and greenlight a third season for Iron Fist"
At the time of writing, the petition already has more than 8,000 signatures - less than 2,000 more and it will already achieve its target of 10,000 supporters just a few days since it was created. The author of the campaign actually makes a compelling case with regard to the possibility of reviving the series, especially since Iron Fist season 2 was significantly better than its predecessor. Unfortunately, considering the success rate of online campaigns, it's dubious if this one would actually make a difference and prompt Netflix and Marvel to give the series one more chance.
If the verdict remains, fans of the character will still be able to see Jones play Danny in other Marvel Netflix series. While he could re-emerge in the planned third season of Luke Cage given his involvement in its sophomore outing, many are betting on the possibility that Netflix and Marvel TV may actually be cooking a Heroes for Hire spinoff featuring Luke and Danny. That way, it doesn't feel like the latter has just been relegated to a supporting role when he's supposed to be a headlining character. Fans will just have to wait and see what the future lies for Danny when an official announcement regarding his next small screen appearance is made.
Source: Melissa Hodge