Disney Exec Gives Fans Of Marvel’s Cancelled Netflix Shows Hope In New Interview

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney’s chairman of direct-to-consumer and international offers, Kevin Mayer, addressed the potential future of Marvel’s canceled Netflix shows.

“They are very high-quality shows. We haven’t yet discussed that, but I would say that’s a possibility,” said Mayer, referring to Luke Cage and Iron Fist, which Netflix canceled in October.

The cancellation of Iron Fist came first, amid news that Disney, which owns Marvel, is gearing up to launch Disney+, a streaming platform of its own, and would pull all of its Marvel feature films from Netflix. Luke Cage followed soon afterward; reports indicated that the cancellation was the unfortunate result of creative differences and the inability of showrunners to agree to terms for a third season.

Some Marvel films — Doctor Strange and Black Panther, for example — are still on Netflix, though for how long is still not certain.

Mayer said Disney is working hard to create content exclusive to the Disney+ service:

“We have to take our content and make it as exclusive as we can to our service. We have to make the app and the technology pretty seamless. You can find our content under our key brands, which is a real differentiator for us.”

A deal with Hulu is also in the works, and it should form the crux for Disney’s international plans:

“We would like to have an international trilogy of services where it makes sense. We want a sports service like we have here; we want a general entertainment service, which would be Hulu, in different places around the world where we don’t have that; and we want to have Disney around the world. An international rollout of Hulu would be something that we’d be very interested in, and we’re talking to Hulu about that now.”

The news was first reported by THR‘s Natalie Jarvey.


People can’t get enough of their superheroes, and they’re understandably intrigued.


They also offered some predictions of their own.


A poll found that an overwhelming majority of Marvel fans want to see Marvel’s canceled Netflix shows brought back on Disney+.


There might be good news for fans of Daredevil as well, which Netflix recently announced would be canceled after three seasons.

Earlier this month, Daredevil star Charlie Cox told Entertainment Weekly that working on the show was “a dream job” and that he’s “very saddened” by its cancellation.