Luke Cage may have been thrown in the superhero towel, but fans aren’t quite ready to see him off yet.
After Netflix recently announced that they would be canceling Luke Cage after two seasons, a fan called username ‘luke hunter’ created a petition on change.org. Unimpressed by the show’s cancellation, the petition’s statement reads as follows:
Luke Cage is the finest Marvel show in existence. It exemplifies herorics, sassy banter, great music, and family fun. The cancellation of this beloved show is utterly flabbergasting. We must fight to save our hero of Harlem as he fights for us.
As of the time of writing, the petition has amassed 1,155 signatures. Overall, it aims to reach 1,500.
The petitioners have (and continue to) express their passion in the comments section:
“Stop canceling all my Marvel shows!” said one commenter (no doubt referring also to Iron Fist’s recent cancellation).
“Two great seasons and you cancel it?! Why? This is not acceptable! Bring him back!” complained another.
As to why Netflix canceled the show is unclear. However, at the time of the show’s cancellation, Marvel Television and Netflix only released this joint statement:
“Unfortunately, Marvel’s Luke Cage will not return for a third season. Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is grateful to the dedicated showrunner, writers, cast and crew who brought Harlem’s Hero to life for the past two seasons, and to all the fans who have supported the series.”
So, will the petition change Netflix’s mind and bring the Hero for Hire back? Maybe, maybe not.
Fan outcry at the cancellation of Lucifer (as well as star Tom Ellis’s own efforts) led to the show being picked up by Netflix for its fourth season.
There has been a campaign to keep Gotham going after its final fifth season called *ahem* #KeepGothamGoing. So far, this campaign, which has so far amassed 3,416 out of 5000 signatures, has not yet been successful in its efforts.
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