Fans could barely compose themselves when Netflix decided to cancel Iron Fist and they were given a double whammy of pain when Luke Cage was nixed as well. While some are thinking that this was done to make way for a Heroes for Hire show, we won't know the full details of that until some proof is shown. In the meantime, some fans have decided to grieve, including Erik Oleson, who is the showrunner for Daredevil season 3.
Speaking with The Playlist, Oleson revealed that he was close with Raven Metzner, the showrunner for Iron Fist season 2. Oleson also stated that he formed bonds with a number of people who were in the show's production and calls the overall decision to cancel the show ‘heartbreaking.'
"I'm close, personal friends with ["IronFirst" showrunner] Raven Metzner and a number of folks who worked on that show, and I'm sad for my friends. The Marvel shows are a family. As the showrunner of ‘Daredevil,' I'm always rooting for my fellow showrunners and their families, and it was a hard blow. I'm not going to lie. I took Raven out for drinks on Saturday night and we commiserated. It was heartbreaking news."
When you consider the massive strides of improvements made to the second season, it's easy to see why. The story was much faster-paced and had more focus than before, the choreography was improved massively, and it featured a much more mature version of Danny Rand. Sure, he still had flaws, but he was much more tolerable than he was in the first season.
Oleson feels like the cancellations were made because of the upcoming Disney Play service, which will be a huge competitor to Netflix. Featuring a number of Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars properties, it will surely get a lot of people's attention. We might even see Luke Cage and Iron Fist revived in this service but that's just speculation.
"I don't know what the future holds in terms of Netflix and Marvel and the new Disney streaming service and all of that. I'm not really privy to any of that stuff. That's way above my pay grade. But who knows what the future holds? I wouldn't put it past anyone that ["Iron Fist"] comes back in some other form."
Daredevil season 3 can now be streamed on Netflix.
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