UPDATE: Deadline is reporting that Disney and Marvel may opt to revive the series on Disney’s planned streaming service set to launch in Q4 2019.
Of course, while out for the count at Netflix, the tale of billionaire Danny Rand and Colleen Wing may “live on,” to quote Friday’s statement, on other platforms. That “other” being the streaming service that Disney is expected to launch next year, which already has series on Marvel fan favorites Loki and the Scarlet Witch in the pipeline, with Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen expect to reprise their big screen roles. I hear that while Marvel wanted Iron Fist to continue on Netflix, the parent company’s new rival to the streamer has put the idea of a resurrection in consideration as it fosters the likes of the already announced Jon Favreau produced Star Wars series too.
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Maybe not so immortal…
On Friday, Marvel and Netflix released as joint statement regarding the future of Marvel’s Iron Fist: it’s cancelled!
After two seasons, the Finn Jones-fronted series is the first of the Marvel-Netflix series to get the axe. This comes on the heals of what many considered to be a vastly improved second season and a finale that left many talking and hoping for the future.
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.
Though the character won’t continue in his own series, it sounds like they’ll look to find ways to feature Danny Rand and potential Colleen Wing, “Typhoid” Mary Walker, and others in one of the other series.
Here’s hoping Marvel and Netflix decide to rethink their strategy and start looking at mini-series and movies with these characters rather than full seasons. Imagine a Heroes for Hire mini or a Daughters of the Dragon one. Lots of possibilities.
For now, we’ll just have to imagine what’s next for the two Iron Fists.