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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Yeah, I know. Things have been better for the Marvel Netflix shows. These are a batch of shows that started out incredibly strong but have wavered in quality since The Defenders hit just over a year ago. At this point, with Disney working on building up content for their new streaming service Disney Play, you have all sorts of people wondering if these characters are on their way out.

I’ve seen many a baseless claim out there saying that Disney and Netflix are intentionally winding down these shows so they can be brought over to Disney Play, and if you’re one of those people, please stop! There is currently no evidence to support any of this other than assumptions and wishful thinking. Now, speaking with Inverse, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos was there to set the record straight.

“Those shows are for us to cancel. and we’re super happy with their performance so far.”

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Sure, The Defenders may be dismantled and Iron Fist may be canceled, and I know there are some who are picking apart the statement made regarding said cancelation, which says the Immortal Iron Fist will live on. Some have gone so far as to say it will live on on Disney Play, but there is currently no evidence of that.

Personally, given the R-rated nature of these characters, and the fact that Disney Play is a PG-13 and under service, I’d say it’s more likely that we’ll be seeing a Heroes for Hire on Netflix than an Iron Fist on Disney Play. Plus, since when would Disney ever want Netflix’s sloppy seconds on a character?

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SOURCE: Inverse

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.