Doomsdayers are all around us. Ever since Disney announced they would be having their own streaming service, there have been many (including some on this site) who have said the end was near for the Marvel/Netflix shows. After all, why would Disney bother pumping resources into a service that wasn’t their own?
Personally, I felt the Disney branding so strong that the only way these shows could work outside of Netflix. Their streaming service, Disney Play, wouldn’t show R-rated material, and these Netflix shows have all proven to be close to R in many ways in terms of their violence and sexual content. Netflix may not give them the most money for their content, but it’s a way to utilize these characters that weren’t a fit for Disney’s brand, at least.
So who was right? The naysayers, or the yeasayers? I’m sure you’ve read the title, so I guess there’s no point in deliberating. Speaking with EW, Marvel TV chief Jeph Loeb gave us a bit of a hint when discussing the future of these properties:
“We find the best showrunners that we can, whether it’s Steve Lightfoot on Punisher or Erik [Oleson] on Daredevil, and we work together with them to craft the best story that we can. Does Marvel have an idea as to what Daredevil 4, 5, or 6 could be? Sure. But ultimately those things will be shifted and talked about by the two other important parties that are involved: the network — Netflix — and our showrunner.”
So let’s break this down. As it stands, he’s saying they have plans for Seasons 4, 5, and 6 of Daredevil, but that all can change depending on Netflix and whatever showrunner they end up with. This statement implies that they plan on working with Netflix for the foreseeable future.
Of course, one could argue that it all can change, but as I stated above, I don’t see the benefit in that, and as things are, them sticking out with Netflix seems most logical.
But what do you think? Let us know down below!
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