- February 18th, 2021 marked two years since Netflix canceled Jessica Jones and The Punisher, which means the rights to the characters have been returned to Disney.
Disneyhasn’t said anything about bringing these characters to the MCU, but they have strong ties to some of the franchise’s biggest heroes, including Captain Marvel and Spider-Man.
- Charlie Cox is rumored to be reprising his role as Daredevil in the next Spider-Man movie.
If you’ve been watching WandaVision on Disney+, you know that Marvel Studios is at least beginning to toy with the idea of bringing mutants to the MCU. For decades, 20th Century Fox owned the movie rights to the X-Men, but when
As we discussed last November, when
Daredevil may have been Netflix’s most popular Marvel show, but it was actually canceled prior to Jessica Jones and The Punisher. And now, three months later,
As noted by Murphy’s Multiverse, Jessica Jones and The Punisher were canceled by Netflix on February 18th, 2019. As a result, the live-action rights for both characters are back with Disney, which means that Marvel Studios is free to use those characters however it sees fit. Of course, we have not heard anything about either character popping up in any future MCU projects, but they already have a built-in fan base if Marvel decides to resurrect them.
With so many shows and movies already in the pipeline, it’s hard to imagine the characters from the Netflix universe being a priority for Marvel Studios, but it’s worth noting that Charlie Cox is rumored to appear in Spider-Man 3. More so than even some of the MCU heroes, it’s genuinely hard to imagine any other actor playing Matt Murdock after his performance in the Netflix series, and introducing his character into the MCU could open the door to the rest of the Defenders returning as well, providing the actors are interested in reprising their roles.
Whatever the case, it would be surprising if