Marvel fans can rest easy. Disney+ announced that the Marvel Defenders shows, which were previously on Netflix, will join its streaming library in March. Given this new development and the fact that Matt Murdock is officially a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, many fans wonder if Disney+ will revive Daredevil.
Disney+ will be the new streaming home for the Marvel Defenders series, including ‘Daredevil’
Per IndieWire, Disney+ will add Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher, The Defenders, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to its streaming library on March 16, 2022. As fans might recall, Netflix removed its Marvel series at the end of February.
A statement made by Michael Paull, President of Disney Streaming, reads:
“Disney+ has served as the home for some of the most beloved brands in the industry, and the addition of these live-action shows brings more from the Marvel brand together, all in one place. We have experienced great success with an expanded content offering on Disney+ across our global markets and are excited to continue that here in the U.S. as well by offering our consumers not only great content with the new Marvel additions, but also a set of features that help ensure a viewing experience most suitable for them and their family.”
Given the adult nature of Daredevil and the Marvel Defenders shows, Disney+ is adding new Parental Controls. Starting on March 16, when subscribers open the Disney+ app, they will be prompted to update their Parental Controls. The latest update includes setting content rating restrictions for individual profiles.
Fans hope Disney+ will revive ‘Daredevil’ for a fourth season
After Netflix canceled Daredevil and the other Marvel Defenders series in 2018 and 2019, fans immediately looked to Disney+ for hope. The streaming service had yet to launch, but given that its creation contributed to the downfall of the Netflix Marvel shows, many believed that it would one day pick them up. And three years later, Disney+ is finally their home.
Since Charlie Cox reprised his role as Matt Murdock in Spider-Man: No Way Home and Vincent D’Onofrio returned as Kingpin in Hawkeye, many thought Disney+ would revive Daredevil. And it wouldn’t be surprising if the streaming service picked up the series for a season 4. It might be difficult given where all the Defenders shows left off and where the MCU is now, but revivals are not impossible. Plus, we now know Disney+ can stream mature content.
Marvel fans have made their love for the Marvel Defenders shows, particularly Daredevil, known over the years. It’s likely only a matter of time before the series’ popularity forces Disney+ to take action.
Charlie Cox will play Matt Murdock again in the MCU
“I don’t know what their plans are, but yes, my hope is that I get to do as much as I’m allowed to do and to be involved,” Cox revealed. “And it’d be really fun. The one thing that being in the MCU allows that we couldn’t really do with the Netflix stuff is that I can now interact with other MCU characters. So, that would be really cool. Crossovers is the thing I would like to do next.”
The actor added, “I don’t know what that looks like. And I don’t know what they’re planning and all that kind of stuff. But there are some really interesting stories there that I’d love for the character to explore.”
Daredevil will return to the MCU. However, we don’t know when or where he will pop up next. Hopefully, Disney+ gives Daredevil Season 4 the green light for fans’ sake.