There is officially a less hero guarding the streets of New York City. On Friday, October 19, Netflix announced the Marvel Series Luke Cage Just a week after another Marvel superhero show, Iron Fist, was also stripped of the streaming service. Both Luke Cage and Iron Fist were part of a five-series deal that Marvel met with Netflix, including Daredevil (whose third season premiered on Friday) , Jessica Jones and the Superhero Crew Show, The Defenders .
"Unfortunately, Marvel's Luke Cage will not return for a third season," Netflix and Marvel said in a joint statement to The Hollywood Reporter . "Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is grateful to the dedicated showrunner, authors, cast and crew who brought Harlem's Hero to life over the past two seasons and to all fans who supported the series."
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Although the second season of Luke Cage received mixed reviews from critics, the show remained popular with fans, many hoping to see more of the Harlem heroes to whom they had come to know and love.
Of course, many Marvel fans have noticed that the two shows that were canceled were the two that had the most character colors. Although the first season of Iron Fist was criticized for its cultural appropriation history – revolves around a rich white man, Danny Rand, who is trained by monks and monks becomes her greatest warrior – she has introduced Asian characters to the Marvel TV Universe and given them prominent roles as standalone heroes. Luke Cage on the other hand, showed black heroes and villains and offered an antidote to the mostly white superhero stories that are most commonly seen on television and on screen.
And take that away A little bit of diversity in the Marvel universe was especially hard on some fans, who asked why the shows were canceled with colorful actors, and not the white-lead shows.
But for some, the cancellation of Luke Cage is particularly disappointing, as it appeared as if Season 2 would lay the foundation for a series Dragon's Daughters Misty would see and Iron Fist's Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick) act as criminals themselves. According to Missick, the plan for Luke Cage was to establish Misty and Colleen's friendship with Season 2 of Iron Fist to set up the characters for their own spinoff series.
"In Iron Fist Season 2 we see Misty and we will explore this relationship even more," said Missick to Bustle in June. Hopefully it will lead to fans getting Daughters of the Dragon but we will not know until it happens, I always say when you tweet it will it's coming. " With the cancellation of Iron Fist and Luke Cage the possibility of a series Daughters of the Dragon now seems much further away.
However, this did not stop some fans from applying for a female-centric turn-off to replace the defunct defenders:
Fans also seemed to think that the cancellation of both Iron Fist and Luke Cage within a week of each other, Netflix's style was to build another possible superhero team, Heroes For Hire. The comic series of the same name originally originated the Luke Cage comics and had the unbreakable man meet with Iron Fist Danny Rand to found a private investigative and superhero protection agency based in New York City.
And what better way to bring these two characters together than to give them their own spin-off series?
While fans may still have to wait a bit to find out if Dragon's Daughters or Heroes for Rent were part of Netflix's plan, they can at least take comfort in it That Luke and Danny are still part of The Defenders – or at least could act on Jessica Jones or Daredevil to help their fellow hero, New York City once again to protect.