Kevin Feige Says ‘Daredevil’ and Others Could ‘Possibly’ Come to Marvel Studios
The slate of Marvel series created for Netflix were instant fan favorites, particularly shows like Daredevil and Jessica Jones. When the streamer canceled these series, many wished Marvel Studios would give them a reboot.
Luckily for fans, there’s still hope. Marvel boss Kevin Feige recently announced that those superhero properties could quite possibly become part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
‘Daredevil’ and the other Netflix Series were produced by Marvel Television
Netflix’s Daredevil, The Punisher, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and The Defenders were all created under the banner of Marvel Television. The now-defunct studio also created Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. And its final project, Helstrom, premiered on Hulu in late 2020.
Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb stepped down in December 2019. And soon after, the entire company was phased out. Due to the demise of Marvel TV, shows like Daredevil were left hanging by the wayside.
Marvel boss Kevin Feige says there’s still hope
For years, fans have wondered if Marvel Studios would ever bring the characters and actors from the Netflix series into the MCU. And at long last, there seems to be a glimmer of hope. During Disney+’s virtual TCA press tour, Feige said that those properties could return to Marvel Studios.
“I think we probably could do it, I think a lot of that stuff comes back to us,” he suggested. “There’s always rumors online about things reverting, sometimes that’s true, sometimes it’s not. But I’m not exactly sure of the exact contracts, but perhaps someday.”
Feige also said that he doesn’t regret not having more control over Marvel TV. “My history at Marvel is vast and involved zero control for a long time so I paid more attention to the things I gained control over rather than the things I didn’t have control over,” he noted.
“TV at that time was just one of those things that we didn’t, ” Feige continued. “That was just the rules under which Marvel was operating at the time – It wasn’t a disappointment or something we thought much about when Marvel Television was doing their series.”
Marvel has a number of other shows in the works
There is a chance that Daredevil and Jessica Jones will make their way back to TV. But it won’t be in the near future. But, in the meantime, fans will have plenty of new and exciting Marvel fare to dive into.
After the finale of WandaVision, Marvel Studios will release The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on March 19. Loki hits Disney+ in May, followed by Ms. Marvel and What If?.
There is also a substantial lineup of films waiting for release, including Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Eternals. Tom Holland’s Spider-Man: No Way Home is scheduled to premiere In December 2021 and is rumored to feature Charlie Cox as Daredevil.