Not long after Netflix announced they had canceled “Iron Fist” after two seasons, they’ve done the same with another Marvel fan-favorite. As of Friday, news hit that “Luke Cage” was the next show to get dropped from Netflix. It may not be time to panic, though, as the character could pop up on another service.
According to Heroic Hollywood, Netflix has canceled the “Luke Cage” series so there won’t be a third season for fans. Just a week prior, they announced they were dropping “Iron Fist” after two seasons, as well. That means neither of the “Heroes for Hire” will have a third season, at least on Netflix.
A report via The Wrap suggests that the “Luke Cage” cancellation came due to creative differences. Reportedly, there were also issues in terms of reaching terms for the third season’s deal.
Mike Colter was the star of the show, first appearing as superhero Luke Cage in the 2015 “Jessica Jones” Season 1. He continued on with his own solo series which debuted a year later. There were reports when it first hit Netflix it was causing streaming issues or a crash, showing how popular it may have been. The second season received mix reviews from fans and critics but still rated well.
Season 1 rated as a 94 percent overall on Rotten Tomatoes, while Season 2 was an 83 percent overall. However, Cage also appeared in the Netflix spinoff miniseries “The Defenders” alongside other Netflix Marvel heroes such as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Danny Rand/Iron Fist. There haven’t been any announcements about another “Defenders” series scheduled for Netflix or elsewhere.
The belief is that Netflix is cutting ties to Marvel properties. Disney is preparing to launch their own streaming service beginning early next year. While fans may be upset with the loss of the hit superhero shows on Netflix, the speculation is they could show up on the Disney service in 2019.