Fans of the Netflix corner of the MCU have a lot to look forward to in the future. We have ‘Luke Cage’ coming up this fall, then ‘Iron Fist‘ and ‘The Defenders’ after that, and after all of that we still have ‘Daredevil’ Season 3, ‘Jessica Jones’ Season 2, and the ‘Punisher’ series coming to the streaming service. Only problem? Netflix has a schedule for when they want to release the shows, and it is going to stick to two shows a year. Which means we will not be seeing the return of ‘Jessica Jones’ in her own show, nor the fall-out of the ‘Defenders’ movie in ‘Daredevil’ for another 2 years.
Marvel/Netflix sked: Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Defenders THEN 2nd and 3rd seasons of the other shows and Punisher.
— Natalie Abrams (@NatalieAbrams) July 27, 2016
Is Jon Bernthal in Marvel’s Defenders? “Stay tuned,” Ted Sarandos says. #TCA16
— Chris E. Hayner (@ChrisHayner) July 27, 2016
It does make sense from a certain point of view to limit the show releases to two a year, as each show is understandably expensive to produce and market, and Netflix is interested in making sure they get the most bang for their buck. But this kind of long-term planning does pose a potential problem of impatient audiences tired of waiting for new content moving on to something else entirely. The fact that ‘Jessica Jones’ fans will have to wait until 2018 to see the return of her show is exceptionally tough, even ‘Game of Thrones’ still manages to put out a new season every year. And since ‘Daredevil’ and ‘Jessica Jones’ have different audiences (I know they both court comic-book fans, but seriously, they are very different shows and I know plenty of people who either like one or the other, rarely both the same), Netflix is potentially alienating the fans of certain shows by making them wait so long to see their characters return, or even premiere. Fans of Jon Bernthal’s the Punisher cannot even get a straight answer on whether or not the character will appear in the ‘Defenders,’ and if he doesn’t then that means we will not see the ‘Punisher’ return to Netflix until his own show comes out in 2019. That’s crazy!
What are your thoughts on the matter? Do you think two Marvel shows on Netflix a year is enough? Or do you think they should open the floodgates and make the shows as fast as the cast and crew are comfortable putting them out? Share your opinions on the matter in the comments below!
Source: Screen Rant