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Netflix’s Marvel Shows Like ‘Daredevil,’ ‘The Defenders,’ ‘Iron Fist,” and More to Leave Platform on March 1

Jeff Kotuby

It looks like Disney is calling all its Marvel properties home, including those found on Netflix.

Starting today, episodes of the Netflix Marvel shows (“The Defenders,” “Iron Fist,” “Daredevil,” “Luke Cage,” “Jessica Jones,” and “The Punisher”) feature a bug in the top corner of the screen during the show’s first few moments, alerting viewers that their chosen show is available until March 1. If you’ve been putting off watching these excellent shows, it may be time to hunker down and binge them all.

In the early days of streaming services, especially for Netflix, it wasn’t uncommon for properties from many powerful licensors to be found on a single service. Now, with most major media entities starting their own service, it’s simply a case of pulling their branded properties back to the service whose parent company owns the IP. We saw this recently with “The Office,” which was pulled from Netflix to go back to Peacock, as NBCUniversal owns the rights to the show and obviously wants people to sign up for Peacock in order to watch it (because of the monstrous appeal it has.)

After canceling Netflix’s Marvel series en masse, many figured these characters would be introduced into the MCU to create one enclosed story. Marvel has already started to use some of the characters from the Netflix shows in their Disney+ series, such as Kingpin in “Hawkeye.” Matthew Murdock (the face behind Daredevil) showed up in “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” though the film isn’t exactly included in the MCU. Even the 20th Century Fox-owned Marvel properties like “X-Men” and “Deadpool” could find their way into the MCU sooner than later after Disney acquired the studio last year.

It’s not all doom and gloom for Netflix, though — they still have access to certain Marvel properties through an agreement with Sony Pictures. And yes, it’s going to be bittersweet to have to pivot from characters we invested time into like Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, et. al., but consumers really enjoy Marvel content and will watch whatever gets released, especially if it’s on Netflix. The post-credits scene in “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” also revealed a potential Spidey/Venom crossover, which could mean these Sony properties find their way into the MCU anyway.

Netflix could also lease the shows to Disney, which would be a pretty funny role reversal, and throw a wrench into the well-oiled machine that is the MCU. We hope both sides play nice here and make things easier for consumers to enjoy their Marvel content wherever it is.

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    New York City wird von einer bösen Verschwörung in Atem gehalten. Doch Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage und Iron Fist stellen sich der Bedrohung mit vereinten Kräften.

  • Marvel's Daredevil

    2015 M04 10

    Der als Kind erblindete Matt Murdock kämpft im New Yorker Stadtteil Hell’s Kitchen gegen Unrecht und Verbrechen – tagsüber als Anwalt, nachts als Superheld Daredevil.

  • Marvel's Jessica Jones

    2015 M11 20

    Nach dem tragischen Ende ihrer Superheldenkarriere versucht sich Jessica Jones als Privtadetektivin in New York, wo sie immer wieder mit Menschen mit außergewöhnlichen Fähigkeiten in Kontakt kommt.

  • Marvel's Iron Fist

    2017 M03 17

    Danny Rand taucht 15 Jahre nach seinem vermeintlichen Tod wieder auf. Als „Iron Fist“ kämpft er nun für seine Vergangenheit und die Erfüllung seines Schicksals.

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    Ein sabotiertes Experiment verleiht Luke Cage übermenschliche Stärke und eine undurchdringbare Haut. Er versucht im heutigen Harlem sein Leben wieder auf die Reihe zu bekommen, allerdings wird er aus dem Schatten geschreckt und muss für das Herz seiner Stadt kämpfen. Sein Freund und Arbeitgeber Pop wird aus Versehen von einem Gangster erschossen, der den Gangsterboss Cornell „Cottonmouth“ Stokes beeindrucken will. Luke nimmt den Kampf gegen den Gangsterboss und dessen korrupte Cousine auf. Bei diesem Kampf muss er sich seiner Vergangenheit stellen, welche er zu vergessen versuchte.