Things don’t look like they’re going well over in Marvel Netflix land. A couple weeks back, Iron Fist was canceled, though given the track record the series had, it wasn’t exactly a huge surprise. What was a huge surprise was last Friday when Luke Cage was also canceled. Now, unlike Iron Fist, Luke Cage was a show that had a vocal fan base
Given that Disney is set to be launching their own streaming service late next year, there has been speculation that the honeymoon phase between them and Netflix is over, and that they are actively winding things down so Disney can once again utilize the properties themselves. Others are speculating that Netflix is messing with us and that we’ll be getting a Heroes for Hire announcement, which will see Danny Rand and Luke Cage join forces.
This latest post from actor Finn Jones in response to Luke Cage‘s cancellation only seemed to fan the flames all the more.
Of course, it’s very possible (and highly likely) that Jones is simply sharing this post in solidarity with Luke Cage, almost as if to say, “I feel you. We’ll get through this together.” But it’s hard not to at least entertain the idea of a new Heroes for Hire spin-off. It is, after all, the show audiences have been wanting ever since it was announced that these two characters would be getting their own separate standalone series.
Sadly, the facts seem to be pointing against this idea. From what we’ve heard, the folks working on Luke Cage simply failed to come up with a 10-episode story that fit what Netflix wanted to do, hence the cancellation. But perhaps that’s all smoke and mirrors? I’m still holding out hope for Heroes for Hire, but the evidence certainly seems damning.
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SOURCE: Finn Jones