Let’s see here, we have Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, the Punisher, Misty Knight, Colleen Wing, as well as all of Netflix’s Defenders. Sure, they haven’t been invited to the last fight against Thanos in Avengers: Endgame, but that doesn’t mean these heroes won’t be a part of the MCU.
Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios’ head honcho, was asked whether or not the aforementioned heroes would be finding daylight with Disney again. Like Loki once believed: the sun will shine on us again, brother… and everyone else.
Though it’s still not clear what Marvel and Disney have planned, Feige’s here to go with the flow and keep an open mind, saying:
“Well, certainly you’ve seen what we announced at Comic-Con a year and half ago and on Disney Investor Day a few weeks ago, so that’s our focus,” he said. “But I’ve been at Marvel long enough to never say never about anything.“
Some of the streaming giant’s Marvel series, namely The Punisher and Jessica Jones, were already axed from the platform back in 2018 and 2019. In that same timeframe, Marvel was slowly but surely laying the foundation for an even bigger Marvel Cinematic Universe. For the other shows, however, they’re closed off by a contractual clause that, coincidentally, is expired by now. As of now, the rights are now with Disney alongside the Fantastic Four‘s and X-Men‘s.
Kevin Mayer, Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer and International division, stated that what was once Netflix properties can now be revived on Disney+. Maybe it’s just a matter of when, at this point. As of late, Disney+ and Marvel have been busy working on shows like WandaVision, Moon Knight, and so much more.
Once they work on the past shows, however, expect big things to come for Disney+ and especially the MCU.