Late last night, Netflix confirmed to IGN that the streaming service will not be going forward with a third season of Marvel’s Iron Fist.
According to reps from both Marvel and Netflix, “Marvel’s Iron Fist will not return for a third season on Netflix. Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is proud of the series and grateful for all of the hard work from our incredible cast, crew and showrunners. We’re thankful to the fans who have watched these two seasons, and for the partnership we’ve shared on this series. While the series on Netflix has ended, the Immortal Iron Fist will live on.”
The wording of that last sentence seems to suggest we will be seeing Danny Rand again, likely for small team-ups in other Marvel series similar to the Iron Fist’s brief appearance in this year’s second season of Luke Cage.
This is the first cancellation of a Marvel show on Netflix, leaving Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and The Punisher to carry on the Netflix mantle.
Marvel’s head of TV, Jeph Loeb, has spoken on the subject of a second season of its team-up show The Defenders, saying its, “not in the plans right now, but you never know!” Loeb has also said, however, that a second Defenders season would probably happen with a remixed cast of sorts that would maybe mix old and new heroes.
Meanwhile, Daredevil‘s third season will be premiering on in a little less than a week on October 19. Early reports of the first episode claim it is a great return to form for the character and bodes well for a truly fantastic season. Bullseye will be making his debut as one of the villains this season, and Vincent D’Onofrio’s excellent Kingpin will also be making his grand return to what seems to be a more prominent role than he had in Daredevil‘s second season. Sad to see Iron Fist given the axe? Let us know in the comments.
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