Marvel and Netflix officially canceled Luke Cage on Friday, just a week after the pair pulled the other Defender Iron Fist – and fans are upset and confused.
It was anticipated that the series had already been extended for the third season, thereby joining the third season of Jessica Jones and Daredevil which released their third season on Friday launched.
"Unfortunately, Marvel's Luke Cage will not return for a third season," Marvel and Netflix said in a joint statement announcing the cancellation. "Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is grateful to the dedicated showrunner, authors, cast and crew who have brought Harlem's Hero to life over the past two seasons and to all fans who have supported the series."
One reason for the abrupt cancellation was not given. Like Iron Fist is the development for the fans, who were already frustrated last month after Netflix renamed a social media site for crossover-limited series The Defenders which would be particularly disturbing future installments that will reunite Cage (Mike Colter), Danny Rand (Finn Jones), Jessica Jones and Daredevil (Charlie Cox).
Luke Cage Season three was already developed by showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker and his author's room. As Colter had just said last month, the new squadron had "Luke & # 39; s ability to govern and be fair" with the bulletproof de facto protector who acts as the new king sheriff of Harlem.
"We're going to see him deal with this power because we know that absolute power can be absolutely corrupt," Colter revealed.
"And sometimes, when you have no one to check you, someone to put you on the spot, someone who tells you" you can not, "sometimes we get out of control, we see it everywhere. Luke is in Harlem and Harlem will be his place to be controlled and I think he has decided to use organized crime in a very impractical way. "
Speculation is rampant Marvel and Netflix were able to control each other instead pairing up with a Heroes for Hire television series Luke Cage and Iron Fist as both title heroes were longtime best friends and superhero partners in the Marvel Comics
Alternatively, the decision could Luke Cage bind to Marvel owner Disney, who intend to fill their own streaming service with his MCU sign. For Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), the studio is looking for its own TV series on a large budget.
This service, Disney Play, will hit the market next year and be "the company's biggest priority in 201