Reports are circulating that Marvel was really behind the decision to pull the plug on "Daredevil," and not Netflix as originally claimed. "Daredevil" was canceled soon after "Luke Cage" and "Iron Fist", leaving fans in shock after hearing that the Charlie Cox led action drama is no longer running following a three season series.

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Slash Film has said that the third season was being hailed as one of the best among everything that has come out of the Marvel and Netflix partnership. The season finale of "Daredevil" served as a series ending, but the public was looking forward to more stories for the superhero lawyer.

"Daredevil" executives were already planning for another season

Screen Rant has said that many of the cast and crew were surprised by the cancelation. Co-producer Sam Earnst had previously laid out plans for another season.

Marvel behind the decision to cancel Daredevil on Netfllix. [Image Credit] Netflix - YouTube
Marvel behind the decision to cancel Daredevil on Netfllix. [Image Credit] Netflix - YouTube

Showrunner Erik Oleson also previously pitched a new season to Netflix. However, reports are now claiming that Marvel made the decision to pull the plug on the show.

Collider's Steven Weintraub has said that decision to cancel the series came from Marvel and not the streaming giant. Weintraub didn't give any further details. Weintraub has also noted that for now, these are just rumors and that Netflix's CCO Ted Sarandos had confirmed that it's their decision on whether or not to continue collaborative projects with Marvel.

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"Daredevil" cancelation could possibly be a result of poor ratings

If these reports true, the "Daredevil" cancellation is more controversial than the previous two shows that were canceled. Netflix continues to keep viewership ratings as a secret, but other data has been released which alleges that Marvel TV's Netflix department has been facing serious declines in ratings. Ratings have fallen so low, that Disney's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," which airs weekly as opposed to all-at-once, has more viewers.

If this is all true, it explains why the canceled Netflix Marvel series would not be moving to Disney Plus. The cancellations seem like Marvel's attempts to build up their television branch which is already part of the MCU's existing lore with their planned Loki, Scarlet Witch, Falcon and Bucky limited series shows.

It's apparent that the only reason "Jessica Jones" and "The Punisher" are still coming is because both of their upcoming seasons are already scheduled.

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We will have to wait to see what happens to the remaining Marvel shows on Netflix and whether Marvel will confirm these rumors and reports.

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