For a time, Netflix was the place to get your daily Marvel fix. With the MCU and Sony tying up many of the key Marvel characters, Netflix had to work with some of the, perhaps, less popular heroes. I hesitate to describe them that way because I’ve always been a fan of Daredevil and The Punisher. Regardless of how people might classify them, the truth is that Netflix became very invested in producing several Netflix shows set in the Marvel universe: ‘Daredevil,’ ‘Jessica Jones,’ ‘Luke Cage,’ and ‘Iron Fist.’ Then spun off from those were: ‘Defenders‘ and ‘The Punisher.’ Some were better than others. Personally, I couldn’t get through more than two episodes of ‘Iron Fist.’ In the end, all of them, ALL of them were cancelled. All – of – them!
Recently, Simone Missick, who played Misty Knight on ‘Luke Cage’ commented on her experience of her show being cancelled:
“Luke Cage was a wonderful experience, but it wasn’t my show….So, when Luke Cage was cancelled, I was on set, on a CBS All Access show, called Tell Me A Story, playing opposite my husband (actor Dorian Missick). It was the best place to get the worst news of my life. I could ugly cry and no one would know because someone would be there to touch up my make-up, but I didn’t cry. It was surreal. Jeph Loeb gave me a call at eight o’clock at night on a Friday, and my husband was like, “He’s calling to tell you that you’re getting your own show.” We both thought this was gonna be the phone call saying, “Guess what? Daughters of the Dragon!” And it wasn’t that. It was, unfortunately, “Hey, Simone, the show is not gonna move on.” I’m a faithful person, and I have a strong faith in God, so I knew that, if this was where it was ending, something great was coming.”
As a die-hard fan of all things Marvel, I hope they find a way to resurrect all these characters (and please improve them!) over at Disney+!