I’m guessing that if I told you last year that it would have been the last year that we saw new episodes of Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist you would probably have called me crazy (Okay, maybe you would have believed the Iron Fist one). The biggest shock was most definitely Daredevil, given that the cancellation happened less than a week after the release of the the critically acclaimed third season and if that wasn’t painful enough, a recent interview with lead actor Charlie Cox has revealed just what we could have expected in a fourth season.
Speaking to Inverse, Cox explained that he was privy to some early information about what another season would have entailed – basically a lot more Bullseye. He revealed.
“They’d had a preliminary conversation with me about what might happen and who might be involved or what the story might be. […] [W]hat I heard was very exciting. So I had a vague sense of what the show might be. I had some idea. […] I was looking forward to Wilson Bethel kind of getting to inhabit the character of Bullseye. Season 3 was kind of an origin story for the character and how Agent Poindexter becomes that character. So I was looking forward to having a season where he really embodies the Bullseye persona and what that dynamic would be between Bullseye and Daredevil.”
It’s no surprise that they would want to bring back Wilson Bethel’s ruthless assassin, especially since he was one of the best received aspects of the third season – with his future being teased during the finale. It would definitely be great to see him don his classic costume and go toe-to-toe with Cox’s Matt Murdock once again.
It’s still unknown why Daredevil and the other shows got the chop. Early reports pointed towards it being a ratings issue, however, later information revealed that the season was one of the streaming network’s most watched shows. The most common theory was that it was due to Disney’s upcoming streaming platform which is set to feature a whole slew of shows set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, although Marvel themselves have stated that the ball was entirely in Netflix’s court.
All eyes are currently on how the streaming service will handle The Punisher given that they have just released their second season this past Friday.
Hopefully, we are given some concrete information on the future of all the Netflix Marvel characters in the near future. In the meantime, you can check out The Punisher on Netflix now with Jessica Jones Season 3 set to debut later this year.
What do you think? Do you think we will ever see these characters again? What would you like to have seen in Season Four? Let us know below.