Marvel and Netflix officially canceled Luke Cage Friday, just a week after the couple closed control over their partner Defender Iron fist – and the fans are upset and embarrassed.
Previously, the series was expected to be renewed for its third season, joining the third shooting season now of Jessica JonesY Reckless, which launched its third season on Friday.
"Unfortunately, Marvel Luke Cage "We will not be back for a third season," Marvel and Netflix said in a joint statement announcing the cancellation. "Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix are grateful to the dedicated showrunner, the writers, the cast and crew who gave life to the Harlem Hero over the past two seasons, and to all the fans who have supported the series."
No reason was given for the abrupt cancellation. I like it Iron fist, the development has been particularly annoying for fans, who were already frustrated last month after Netflix changed the name of a social networking page for the limited crossover series. The defenders, apparently pointing out that there would be no future deliveries to the re-teaming Cage (Mike Colter), Danny Rand (Finn Jones), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) and Daredevil (Charlie Cox).
Luke Cage The third season was already being developed by the showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker and his writers room. As told by Colter last month, the new season would have explored "Luke's ability to rule and be fair," with the de facto bulletproof guard acting as the new Harlem sheriff.
"Let's see how he deals with this power, because we know that absolute power can corrupt absolutely," Colter revealed.
"And sometimes, when you do not have someone to control you, someone who puts you in their place, someone who tells you" you can not do that, "sometimes we get out of control, we see it everywhere … Luke is in Harlem, and then Harlem will be his place to control, and I think he has decided to use organized crime in a very impractical way. "
Speculation is rampant. Marvel and Netflix could join in a Heroes for Hire television series, merging both Luke Cage Y Iron fist, since his two titular heroes were, for a long time, best friends and superhero partners in the Marvel comics.
Alternatively, the ax decision. Luke Cage It could be linked to the owners of Marvel, Disney, who intend to populate their own broadcast service with their MCU characters. The studio is looking at its own big-budget television series for Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen).
That service, Disney Play, will be launched next year and will be "the company's top priority" in 2019, said Disney CEO Bob Iger.