Marvel Studios Regains Daredevil Rights In Six Months
There are only six months left before Marvel Studios regains the rights to Daredevil. Following the film and television rights to the Daredevil franchise came from Fox to Marvel in 2013, the latter announced it’d be rebooting the character as part of a series of Netflix shows based around the street-level superheroes of new york. Daredevil season 1 moved to debut in 2015 and was widely applauded for how it combined stylishly gritty, yet grounded, fighting scenes with an in-depth evaluation of the seemingly contradictory nature of Matt Murdock (a blind lawyer and man of religion daily, a masked vigilante by night).
The series would run for an extra two weeks before being cancelled in November 2018, after the news that Disney has been developing its streaming service (one finally known as Disney+) to compete with Netflix, complete with MCU TV collection of its own. In reality, each one of those Marvel-Netflix shows (including, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Punisher) were cancelled in rapid succession around that time. But because of a clause in Marvel and Netflix’s deal, the former is unable to use the characters from these show till two years following their cancellation.
Daredevil fan campaign pointed out there are only six months left before the Daredevil rights return to Marvel Studios back again. The studio will have the rights back to Luke Cage and Iron Fist after that, after Netflix cancelled both of these series in October 2018. Jessica Jones and The Punisher will likewise become available to them in early 2021.
For now, it’s uncertain if Marvel has some immediate plans to revisit Daredevil Upon regaining the rights. Charlie Cox, who played with Matt Murdock in all three seasons of the Netflix series, has already said he does not anticipate Daredevil year 4 to happen, and suspects the title role will most likely be recast instead. And in the unlikely event period 4 were to be made, it almost certainly would not flow on Disney+ (because of their show’s mature content), unlike The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, along with the other MCU TV series being actively developed for the service.
At the same time, Cox has thanked fans for their continued support of the Daredevil TV seems perfectly willing to reprise his character, be it for and show An MCU film or season 4 cameo. If the TV show were to be restored In some kind (even as a limited series), it might presumably stream on Hulu, e.g. the place where Disney sends pictures and TV shows that aren’t a strong fit for Disney+’s family-friendly image. Again, it’s probably not going to occur, but It Is Going to be interesting to See if Marvel Studios decides to do anything at all with Daredevil soon after the personality is back in their own hands.