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Daredevil Actress Shoots Down Blame Marvel Rumors

Matt McGloin Posted: 12/17/2018 - 16:07 COMMENT
Daredevil Actress Shoots Down Blame Marvel Rumors

It has been rumored that Marvel is actually behind the Daredevil cancellation and not Netflix, but an actress working on the series shoots down the rumor.

Actress Amy Rutberg, who played Marci Stahl in the show, told Inverse recently that Dardevil's cancellation was a Netflix decision and not by Marvel.

“My contacts at Marvel were very surprised,” Rutberg said. “Any of the rumors that it was a Marvel decision are wrong, I think it was purely a Netflix decision. That comes from personal conversations with people high up at Marvel. They were surprised … We had heard rumors we would start production as early as February 2019. It’s a little unusual to be that far ahead in the planning and cancel the show, which makes me think Netflix was laboring over whether or not to cancel it. My guess was it was not an easy decision.”

Marci Stahl added that the cast thought Daredevil was going to continue for at least five seasons, and as Stahl notes, Daredevil Season 4 was underway as it is known the showrunner pitched Netflix the fourth season and a writer working on the series offered plans were already being laid out for the series to continue. 

Regarding the Marvel cancellation rumor, not much was said other than Marvel canceled it and to consider it a rumor for now. Worth a mention is that it was never made clear if Marvel TV or Marvel Studios was said to be behind the cancellation, as they are two separate companies at Disney, and Marvel Studios is launching their own TV series on the upcoming Disney+ streaming service.

Regardless who is exactly to blame, what is known is that Daredevil, Iron Fist and Luke Cage are canceled, with Punisher and Jessica Jones expected to be as well once their new seasons air. Punisher Season 2 debuts in January.   

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