Marvel responds to Netflix canceling Punisher and Jessica Jones

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Are you guys prepared to be shocked? Netflix has officially canceled The Punisher and Jessica Jones. Okay, this isn’t at all surprising if you’ve been keeping track of Netflix canceling its other Marvel shows like Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. But with this news, that means that all the Netflix and Marvel original series are done, but the streaming service will still have the old episodes available for viewing.

There have been many speculations as to why Netflix has decided to stop its partnership with Marvel. One reason is that Netflix isn’t excited about Disney bringing its own streaming service to the mix, and having a bunch of Marvel series would be a conflict of interest. Another rumor is that Marvel and Netflix argued about the show’s length. Netflix wanted the shows shorter due to the different shows’ bigger budgets.

Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb has released a letter to fans about the news. In addition, he also reassures fans that this isn’t the end of the characters.

“It had never been done before.

Four separate television series, each with different super-talented showrunners, writers, directors, cast and crew, coming out months apart and then…

…they would meet in a single event series all set in the heart of New York City.

We called them The Defenders.

And together we were thrilled by stories of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and even the Punisher joined in!

They said it couldn’t be done.

But Marvel assembled amazing teams to write, produce, direct, edit, and score 13 seasons and 161 one-hour episodes.

Take a moment and go online and look at the dazzling list of actors, writers, directors, and musicians who graced us with the very best of their craft.

We loved each and every minute of it.

And we did it all for you — the fans — who cheered for us around the world and made all the hard work worth it.

So, Thank You!

On behalf of everyone at Marvel Television, we couldn’t be more proud or more grateful to our audience.

Our Network partner may have decided they no longer want to continue telling the tales of these great characters… but you know Marvel better than that.

As Matthew Murdock’s Dad once said, “The measure of a man is not how he gets knocked to the mat, it’s how he gets back up.”

To be continued…!”

So what’s the next step? Could the heroes return on Hulu? After all, Disney has been investing in the streaming platform. Disney CEO Bob Iger has said that Disney+ will be focused on family entertainment and Hulu focusing on general entertainment.

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